Rapid Prototyping & Additive Manufacturing
The Technology House offers a range of rapid prototyping services. Sometimes known as additive manufacturing or 3D printing, these rapid prototyping techniques all involve making a solid, three-dimensional object from a digital model. Unlike traditional machining techniques, which involve processes like cutting or drilling to remove material, rapid prototyping involves applying and bonding multiple layers of material to form the desired shape.
The various rapid prototyping technologies take digital cross-sections from CAD files, which the machine then uses as printing guidelines. The material you choose is deposited on the build platform and fused until the model is complete. Rapid prototyping allows us to create your part in just a few hours or a few days, depending on the method you choose and the size and complexity of the model.
Although traditional injection molding techniques are less costly for manufacturing polymer products in high quantities, rapid prototyping is usually faster, more flexible and less expensive when producing relatively small quantities of parts and concept models.
Explore our rapid prototyping options to discover the best choice for your project:
- Stereolithography (SLA)
- Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM)
- Color Jet Printing (CJP)
- Selective Laser Sintering (SLS)
- Object/Polyjet Prototyping
- Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS)
Click here for a printable version of 3D printing applications.