AM for Design

The Additive Manufacturing Advantage

There’s no doubt additive manufacturing adds value to the product development cycles. It allows the design freedom to create for improved performance, to lightweight, to reduce numbers of component parts, to speed up development and to cut costs like never before.

We have a range of 3D printing technologies to suit your needs. We’re completely committed to providing you with the service that will solve your unique problem. Our services complement every stage of the product development cycle, from:

Concept Visualisation

• Accelerate your product design phase. Scaled and real, tangible digital image visualisation

• Design for performance without traditional limitations

• Customise endlessly and validate for engineering

Prototyping

• Shorten production times for revolutionary ideas and enhance quality with rapid validation prototyping and testing

• Accelerate early stages of development with quick and inexpensive functionality testing

• Customise options based on OEM needs and enable brand differentiation

Production and LV Manufacturing

• Shrink your supply chain with low cost solutions including on demand and low volume production

• Customise batches with minimal loss from design changes

• Deliver extreme precision and unfailing endurance from design freedom

• Increase efficiencies and reduce costs with rapid, precise tooling options for vac casting, injection moulding and silicone moulding

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SLA in the Design Sector

Concept Visualisation

Large print areas on SLA machines enable consumer product engineers to produce robust, superbly finished, finely detailed concept models for visualization purposes.

Validation Prototyping

SLA lends itself well to improving product design at the innovation and product development stages. Parts have good, functional quality surfaces and the ability to reproduce intricate detail even for large scale pieces is second to none.

Pre-production

SLA is the perfect solution to low cost tooling production, especially when low numbers of finely detailed parts are required.

Applications

Aesthetic and functional prototypes, jigs and fixtures, tooling, snap fit designs, fluid flow analysis tools.

SLS in the Design Sector

Validation Prototyping

Creating surrogate parts to check form and fit, particularly for applications requiring high temperatures and high levels of strength and durability. SLS enables the engineer to design parts with variable wall thicknesses to increase strength to weight ratio.

Pre-production

SLS can help with low cost tooling production, especially when low numbers of finely detailed parts are required. SLS is also ideal for the creation of jigs and fixtures for pre-production parts.

Applications

Prototyping for heat resistant functional parts; complex interlocking end-use parts in very low volumes.

FFF in the Design Sector

Validation Prototyping

Check form and fit for applications requiring high levels of strength and durability.

Production

FFF, reinforced with Kevlar, carbon or Fiberglass, produces strong, lightweight, end-use parts with considerable costs and time savings.

Applications

Fixtures, cradles, and prototypes, which need to be stiff and strong, and durable; one-off functional parts such as electronics housings, handles and electrical components.

DLS in the Design Sector

We know that if you are to win that race to market, you also need to be able to create multiple variations of your client’s product in a tight time frame. You’ll need to explore consumer preferences. You’ll need to test for convenience of use. Your products will comprise complex geometries yet need to be tough enough to endure daily use.

We can help you deliver on value and on economies of scale. Our revolutionary additive manufacturing technology, Digital Light Synthesis™ opens up endless exciting production and customisation opportunities. It produces parts with all the qualities of injection moulded plastics without the tooling costs. It offers an array of specially formulated materials, from rigid, fire-resistant polyurethanes to ultra-impact absorbent elastomers. It prints with textures, minimal layering and resolution so good you can even print wires in 1:72 scale!

Production

Print end-use parts with consistent isotropic and mechanical properties. Multiple parts provide scale economics, including customized functional knobs, electrical casing.

Applications

Baby products, straps, wearable devices, containers, toys, bottles, electronic devices, keypads, lighting, sports protection, textured components simulating leather and more.