3D Printing for Product Design
Revolutionize your product design process with 3D printing
3D printing is quickly becoming integral to the world of product design and the ever evolving of the design process. Don't get left behind, get in touch now and see how we can help you! We have a number of trained technicians and 3D printing experts on hand to help you make this decision and answer all of your questions.
iMakr supporting product designers
iMakr is ready to help you including 3D printing into your existing workflow. We have a vast knowledge about the 3D printing industry. iMakr count with product designers on their staff willing to help you to go through every design step. iMakr is working with trusted brands of 3D printers and material manufacturers. All 3D printer models have been tested by our engineers to ensure quality and reliability.
How 3D printing benefits my design process?
The brainstorming starts with ideas and ends coming up with a solution, 3D print your developed concept, helps to see it and feel it beyond our imagination or an image.
Proof of concept. Allow creating variations of the product as many as necessary in colour, shape or detail, without affeting the cost.
Sucessful product design requires reviews and feedbacks that can lead to early quality suggestions and make adjustments. Changes cost more the later they occur.
3D printers create a distinct competitive advantage to those companies who incorporates this service reducing production cost, time to market and maintain a competitive edge.
Which 3D printing technology is the most suitable for me?
Fused deposition modeling, the model is produced by melting and extruding a molden material, the thermoplastics PLA (Poly-Lactic Acid) or ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene), through a nozzle to form layers as the material solidified instantaneously after extrusion. The bed lowers after each new layer, repeating this process until the model is completed.
FDM facilitates reiterated testing and is a prominent way for rapid prototyping and manufacturing.
The possibilities that FDM offers is a plastic object from a single material and if the printer has only one struder in the head, it can be made in a single colour. Some FDM 3D printers has two or more struders in the head that allow to print in multiple colour.
Stereolithography, the model is produced by vat photopolymerization that builds parts layer by layer using a UV laser to solidify liquid photopolymer resins, starting from the bottom layer to the top layer.
This technology produces great looking models with a superb surface definition and total accuracy.
It is commonly used to make master patterns, concept models, large prototypes and investments casting patterns.
Selective laser sintering, this technique uses a laser as the power source to sinter powdered material (commonly used, nylon). This material is transferred from containers to the build stage then the laser traces the pattern of each cross section of the 3D design, making a solid part. After each layer the build platform descends and another layer is built in top of the existing layers.
The major benefit of SLS does not require support structures since the powder acts as self supporting material.
The applications for this technology are designs with moving parts, prototypes, consumer products, electronics housing, hardwares, sculptures, etc
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