3D Metal Printed Prototypes3D metal printing is an advanced, next-generation additive manufacturing process for making complex parts with features that cannot be produced by any other method. Parts are created on a special machine layer-by-layer, and this unique process lets you – the product designer – add internal features like conformal cooling channels and lattice structures to reduce weight while preserving strength. Because the process is completely computer controlled, you are also able to modify features quickly and easily without additional expense, allowing you to test different versions of a prototype fast. Prototypes can be made in stainless steel, aluminum and titanium.
When combined with our CNC machining and finishing services, we have everything you need to create sophisticated prototypes for applications in medical, automotive, aerospace and other demanding industries.
3D metal printed prototypes
SLA & SLS are two of the original 3D printing processes. These methods are ideal for making rapid, one-off prototypes in plastic. These prototypes can be used as-is, or to function as master patterns for polyurethane vacuum casting. Like with other 3D additive manufacturing processes, you can add complex internal features that can’t be made conventionally.
Polyurethane Vacuum CastingsPolyurethane vacuum casting is a rapid prototyping technique suited for making up to 30 copies of a master pattern from a silicone rubber mold. The level of detail and surface finish of the copies is dependent on the quality of the master pattern. You choose the casting compound to match your design idea – hard or soft, colored or clear. We even offer overmolding to combine two or more different types of material in a single finished casting.
The next two photos are considered reversed polarized (RP-SMA).
We have a team of specialists who are experts at preparing master samples for casting. Samples can be provided by you or we can make them using CNC machining or one of our 3D printing services such as DMLM, SLA or SLS.