3D printing is actually an umbrella term that describes additive manufacturing technologies. The process requires digital CAD models, which are then brought to life by machines that add material together to create 3D objects. It differs from subtractive manufacturing, which achieves the final object by removing material from a solid block; additive manufacturing builds an object by depositing layer upon layer of material, meaning there is no waste.
What are the advantages?
With 3D printing, entire objects or components are constructed in very thin layers, enabling extremely complex geometries that no other manufacturing process could produce. The best use of 3D printing is to quickly produce functioning prototypes or end-use components with incredible detail. There are various additive technologies available, and we will make sure the most appropriate one is used for your project. We always ensure rigorous quality control is undertaken so that only the most precise parts are built every single time.
What 3D printing technologies are there?
This uses a UV laser to draw over the surface of liquid thermoset resin, creating many thousands of layers until the finished parts are successfully formed.
Selective laser sintering
A CO2 laser is used to lightly fuse nylon-based powder, one layer at a time, until the final thermoplastic piece is produced.
Direct metal laser sintering
Through a fibre laser system, atomised metal powder is drawn onto, welding the powder into fully-formed metal parts.
Fusing and detailing agents are selectively applied to a bed of nylon powder, fusing the powder in thousands of layers through the heating of elements into a single, functioning component.
Polyjet and 3D printed silicone
This uses a jetting process wherein tiny droplets of liquid photopolymer get sprayed from numerous jets onto a build platform, where they are cured in layers to form elastomeric parts.
We can work with you to develop complete CAD models for the three-dimensional objects you want printed, based on your specifications and any existing drawings you may have. Once the models are complete, they are used to produce the final piece through the appropriate 3D printing techniques and in the appropriate materials. Let Pufferr handle all the technical stuff – just feed us your vision!
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