Processes and materials

Plastic or metal?

METAL - PLASTIC - COMPOSITE

Materials for 3D Printing

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3D printed plastic

3D printing in plastic lends itself very well to end products in medium quantities, functional prototypes and design models. We offer the processes SLS, FDM, MJF and SLA, plastics in the form of composites, thermoplastics and thermosetting plastics as well as a range of processes for finishing.

  • Nylon
  • PP
  • PET-G
  • TPU
  • ABS and many more…

3D printing in metal

3D printing in metal is a very good alternative to traditional manufacturing such as CNC and sheet metal working. 3d printing has no costs of complexity unlike traditional manufacturing. If better accuracy is required than what the printer can handle, we can easily machine these specific surfaces and features with CNC.

  • Aluminum
  • Stainless steel
  • Copper
  • Titan and many more…

POST-PROCESSING FOR 3D PRINTS

Additional process steps are often required to achieve the requirements placed on the 3d printed components. We offer many surface-enhancing processes as well as the installation of metal inserts for details with extra high requirements.

Coloring

For plastic parts that are manufactured in PA12 with SLS, coloring in a variety of colors is offered. These details are basically white which enables even light shades of colors to be achieved with very good results when dyeing. Details made in PA12 with MJF can be painted black.

Varnishing

We offer painting of details in different quality levels, which range from simple spray painting to high-gloss and matt A-surfaces of the highest quality. If you wish to do the painting in your own facility, we can deliver details with sanded primer that is ready to be painted.

stakes

Do your plastic components need extra strength in threads and holes? We install inserts with and without thread in different sizes according to your wishes.

Polishing

We offer polishing of all plastics in the form of mechanical polishing. For PA12 (Nylon) manufactured with SLS or MJF, we also offer a type of electropolishing. We offer plasma polishing for our stainless steels and mechanical polishing enables the polishing of remaining metal alloys.

CNC

For those parts of the metal details that need extra high accuracy, we offer machining in high-tech equipment. This can be, for example, threading holes, reaming or creating perfect meetings between different details in an assembly.

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A CAD program, which stands for "Computer-Aided Design," is an important component when it comes to ordering 3D prints for industrial purposes. CAD programs are specialized software used to create detailed and accurate digital models of objects, components or prototypes. These digital models serve as basic blueprints or designs needed to produce physical objects using 3D printing technology.

.STL (stereolithography) is a file format used to represent 3D geometry, especially surfaces made up of triangles. It is a common format in 3D printing and is used to describe models to be printed in 3D printers.

.STEP (Standard for the Exchange of Product Data) is a standard for exchanging 3D models and product data between different CAD (Computer-Aided Design) programs. It is a common format in industry and is used to transfer detailed 3D models of components and products.