3D Printing: A Technology for One and All
3D printing or additive manufacturing involves the creation of 3D objects (solids) from a digital file. The word, additive, means that the 3D printing is carried out in successive layers of a chosen material until the desired object is produced.
3D Spectra Technologies is one of the most popular digital solutions company in India that has understood the limitless potential of 3D print technology and its applications in various arms of manufacturing.
The Process of 3D Printing
The first step is to create a 3D model. This can be done by accessing an online repository of 3D CAD models, or, if you choose, you can create it yourself, using a 3D scanner, a scanning app, haptic device, or a 3D modeling software.
There are several options available in 3D modeling software, including industrial grade as well as open source. The latter are available for free. Once the 3D model is ready, it is time to slice it into horizontal (cross-sectional) layers. And, once slicing is complete, feed the data into the 3D printer that will do the final job, one layer at a time.
Use of Additive Manufacturing Technologies Across Industries
As 3D printing price continues to come down and become more affordable, businesses across various industries are now able to tap into the limitless potential of 3D printing technologies. The applications for manufacturing 3D print are virtually limitless
3D Spectra Tech offers top-of-the-line 3D printing services, including rapid prototyping and spare parts management, at surprisingly affordable prices, to the following industries in India:
– Architecture – Medical & Healthcare
– Medical & Healthcare – Chemical
– Food – Education
– Aeronautics & Space – Retail
– Energy – Textile & Fashion
– Automotive – Consumer Electronics
On the Cutting Edge of Technology
3D Spectra Tech is driven by the belief in quality. Therefore, we always strive to meet your premium 3D printing requirements through the use of the most advanced technological solutions available to us. This means that your business is in good hands with cutting-edge 3D printing solutions that encompass the use of all the niche technologies in vogue today, including Fused Deposition Modelling (FDM), Selective Laser Sintering (SLS), Stereolithography (SLA), PolyJet, ColorJet Printing (CJP), and Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS).
- FDM: A popular option for rapid prototyping, FDM uses thermoplastic materials such as Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS) and Polylactic Acid (PLA), among others.
- SLS, a laser-based technique, is used to create accurate and functional prototypes, especially for the automotive, aerospace and medical industries.
- SLA uses photopolymers to create give shape to even the most complex geometries.
- PolyJet jet sprays liquid photopolymer onto a build tray, creating the desired 3D models, layer by layer, with a detailed and smooth finish.
- CJP is capable of creating 3D prints in full color.
- DMLS is popular for the creation of metal 3D prints. It is extremely accurate and is capable of producing parts that are stronger and denser, making them ideal for applications in the aerospace, oil and gas industries.
3D Printing Materials Used
Our esteemed customers have the option of choosing from a wide variety of materials for 3D printing, depending on your specific project requirements.
Plastic 3D Printing is a cost-effective, eco-friendly and highly precise method for 3D printing. The plastics used are biodegradable. There are different types of plastics such as:
- Polycarbonate (PC) is a high-strength, heat-resistant material with hygroscopic properties. Parts made out of PC must be stored in environments devoid of moisture.
- Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS) is a stronger plastic that is extensively used in the FDM printing technology for obtaining functional prototypes. Individually printed ABS parts can be easily glued to create larger models.
- Polylactic Acid (PLA) is a biodegradable thermoplastic and the primary raw material used in 3D printing. It is useful in the production of consumer goods.
- Polyvinyl Alcohol Plastic (PVA) is water-soluble, making it an ideal choice as a secondary layer in 3D printing to support primary extruders such as ABS or PLA.
Nylon, or Polyamide, is known for its durability. The material is also flexible, strong, and resistant to abrasions, making it ideal for functional testing as well as high temperature requirement.
Liquid Resin brings with it the advantages of precision and durability. It displays high resistance to moisture and temperature changes, making it ideal for applications in the automotive and aerospace industries.
Sandstone is an extremely versatile material for 3D printing. It can be printed in multiple colours, making it ideal for printing decorative products such as miniature figurines, art objects as well as medical solutions. Sandstone is a fragile material and, therefore, one must handle it with a lot of care.
Metal 3D Printing is used to reduce manufacturing wastes and energy consumption. They come in a variety of options, including Stainless Steel316L, Maraging Steel (MS1), Titanium, Inconel 326, Inconel 718, Cobalt Chrome, Aluminum (AlSi10Mg), Brass, Bronze, Silver, Platinum, and Copper.
Outsource Your Worries!
3D Spectra Tech is now one of the most recognizable and reliable names in 3D print services in the country. Industry experts prefer to outsource their projects to us as we help them save on costs of new recruitment and training, while efficiently fulfilling their 3D printing requirements.
Our services are professional to a fault and our experts are the most talented of their kind. With the help of the internet, now you can simply hire us online! All you need to do is upload your 3D file (.OBJ, .STL and .ZIP of a maximum size of 40 MB) and get instant quotes for all your 3D printing needs.
Upload your 3D file (.OBJ, .STL and ZIP of a maximum size of 40 MB) and get instant quotes for 3d printing.
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