3D printing is an additive manufacturing process particularly suitable for rapid prototyping, complex models and the creation of functional parts. 3D printing is revolutionizing product development techniques in the industrial sector. The possibility of obtaining prototypes in a few days allows you to create projects more quickly without the need of producing series and helps your business to save economic resources. Starting from a digital 3D model, we provide a fast and reliable 3D printing and online 3D printing services. If you have a project or an idea, we make it.
Fused Deposition Modeling Technology allows the use of high-performance materials in various industrial sectors (automotive, aerospace, design, etc.). Thanks to this technology, a plastic filament passes through an extruder that, brought to high temperature, makes the material malleable; this is then “deposited” on the printing plate according to a pattern of lines that constitute the layers that are superimposed on the previous ones. With this technique, by using support structures (if necessary), objects with any geometry and extremely accurate precision can be made, with layers up to 0.050 mm. The most widely used material in the consumer sector is PLA, which combines medium strength and moderate flexibility.
3D printing based on stereolithography (also simply identified with the acronym SLA) takes advantage of the photopolymerization process of a photosensitive resin that is poured into a tank, then hit by a laser and solidified. This technology uses resins that allow the production of extremely detailed models even with perfectly transparent resins. Resin printers are professional level machines, equipped with a print definition that satisfies companies operating in jewelery design, biomedical, engineering and mechanics. The SLA technology is particularly suitable for the production of models with high surface detail, useful for coupling tests, dimensional checks and ergonomic tests.
Laser Sintering SLS
In the SLS process, microscopic plastic particles (nylon powders) are exposed to a high-power laser that fuses them together to form a solid object. The powder is initially released on a platform which is then struck by the laser and melts it into a compact layer. The non-sintered powders on the surface are the support for the subsequent layers, up to the realization of the complete object. The SLS technology can be used both for the realization of aesthetic prototypes, with high finishing levels, and to produce functional objects. The particular sintering technology allows the use of different materials (aluminum, carbon, flex or polyamides), usually mixed with nylon, with which objects with different characteristics of strength, elasticity and temperature resistance are obtained.