What is 3D Printing?
3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing, is a process of building up material to create three dimensional objects from digital files. This is opposite to most traditional machining processes which could be considered subtractive manufacturing due to the removal of material to produce parts.
Our shop’s current workhorse in the 3d printing category is a Stratasys Fortus 400mc FDM 3D printer. This machine uses dual extruders and soluble support structures to deliver high strength, tight tolerance parts daily and can print parts in a range of production grade, high performance thermoplastics.
SLA, SLS, DLP, MultiJet, etc.
Though we do not have these technologies in house at this time, we are very comfortable and confident designing for these manufacturing processes and outsource the printing of these parts when needed. Please do not hesitate to let us know if your project requires these technologies and we will work with you to make sure it happens.
Stratsys Fortus 400mc FDM 3D Printer
Common Materials: ABS, ULTEM, and Polycarbonate (PC)
More information about this specific machine and other viable materials can be found here.