PROTOTYPE MACHINING SERVICES:
3D printing or additive manufacturing is a process of making a three-dimensional solid object of virtually any shape from a digital model. 3D printing is achieved using an additive process, where successive layers of material are laid down in different shapes. 3D printing is considered distinct from traditional machining techniques, which mostly rely on the removal of material by methods such as cutting or drilling.
The CAD model is first fed into the printer. The printer then segments the design into successive layers cut parallel to the z-axis. As a result, the design is segmented into many different slices in the vertical direction. To maintain competitiveness in the market we run our 3D Printer with Black ABS in 0.006in layers, depending on the 3D CAD file deviation. Acetone bath for surface treatment is available upon request. A laser impinges on each layer and transfers the image into a reservoir of liquid photo-polymer resin. This resin polymerizes under the focussed energy of the laser. The plastic prototyping process continues in this way where each such layer is imaged into the reservoir to create a solid layer.
The final plastic prototype is then cured and polished. As a result, the plastic prototype is created out of the 3D CAD model. The plastic prototype usually takes the exact shape of the CAD model. This prototype can then be used to carry out tests. These tests can help determine whether the product functions properly and whether any changes are required in it.
But this plastic prototype cannot completely verify the functions of the final product. This is because it does not meet the strength or thermal requirement of the actual material that will be suited to build the product. But in any case, a plastic prototype is one of the best and the cheapest ways to pre-test a product before mass manufacturing.
Prototyping on demand in today's terms is to validate a design, fulfilling your need for flexibility on-demand production of end-use parts. Why Rapid Prototyping? because it reduces design risks, tests multiple designs simultaneously and accelerates speed to market.
When creating a plastic prototype, we work closely with our manufacturing vendors to create a working model for both mechanical and aesthetic testing. Additionally, the drawings, which will be generated on 3D CAD, can be later updated and modified for the final production drawings to give to intended vendors. Our package of engineering drawings will include full assembly view documents generated from the actual part drawings. In this way, we will be able to test true inter-part fit and detect any possible dimensional mistakes, which will save additional time in the prototyping process. The mechanical design will reflect a high precision of inter-part fit as well as simplicity of assembly. These considerations, properly applied, will result in an increased profit margin per product.
• Reduced tooling costs.
• Reduced part costs.
• Inventory control.
• Reduced assembly costs.
For a plastic Fabricator, there are many ways to create a functional prototype. CNC Prototyping is the most traditional and more expensive way, nowadays 3D printers can create plastic prototypes parts that require minimal work before assembling in the prototype. We are equipped with the machines needed for prototype manufacturing.
The primary reason for prototyping is to test and evaluate the engineering design before investing in expensive tooling.
We provide plastic prototype services, as an extension of our engineering services, we can create parts analyse their fit and function, make the necessary alterations if needed and update the engineering files all at once, no hassle, no pointing fingers, we just do it right all under one roof.
After the prototype is built, a final full test and evaluation report will be delivered for your review and evaluation.