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3D Printing

TECHNOLOGY

Keech 3D has invested heavily in the most up to date additive manufacturing technologies, and we are your one stop shop for advanced manufacturing solutions and services.

Our 3D printing capabilities include:

FDM (Fused Deposition Modelling)

FDM is a technology that builds items layer-by-layer using thermoplastics. Complex parts can be ‘printed’ using a range of production-grade materials, including ABS, polycarbonate, ULTEM and PLA

EBM (Electron Beam Melting)

This amazing technology allows us to produce parts in a range of metals, including titanium and aluminium. A thin layer of metal powder is selectively melted by an electron beam. The parts are built up layer-by-layer in the powder bed.

Powder Printing

Gypsum powder can be printed to make cost effective 3D models.

Cold Spray (Cold gas-dynamic spray technology)

With this technology, powdered metals remain at or near room temperature until impact then slam into the substrate at supersonic speeds (500-1500 metres per second). This forms a metallurgical bond which does not cause undesirable chemical changes and stresses.

PolyJet

Similar to inkjet printing, PolyJet technology can print layers of liquid photopolymer resin that is cured with UV light. Very thin layers can be produced using this method, making it perfect for complex shapes and fine details.

Sand Printing

The Voxeljet sand printing technology allows us to produce 3D printed resin bonded sand moulds for the foundry industry. Complex parts can be cast without the need for expensive tooling.

Paper

The most cost effective solution, ideal for the consumer market and affordable prototyping. This technology utilises standard copy paper as the media and can be printed in full colour.

SERVICES

Our capabilities include:

Product Design and CAD modelling
Do you have an idea but not sure where to go? Our one stop service can turn your idea into reality. Let our team of engineers help you develop your product and bring it to market. Keech 3D uses sophisticated 3D modelling software to produce and manipulate complex 3D forms.

 

This gives us the ability to:

  • Provide design concepts for you to review
  • Create 3D models from 2D drawings
  • Manipulate 3D models to add parting lines, tapers and shrinkage allowances
  • Produce two dimensional drawings from 3D models

Prototyping

Keech 3D’s prototyping service can speed up your entire production cycle by allowing for affordable, fast, one off production for functional testing in real world environments.

 

Prototypes can be 3D printed in a range of materials, cut in our 5-axis CNC machine or crafted by hand using traditional techniques. Our unique blend of traditional skills and cutting edge technologies puts the world of prototyping at your fingertips.

Tooling

Tooling can be created for a range of manufacturing processes including:

  • Rubber-plaster Moulding
  • RTV Moulding
  • Vacuum Forming
  • Rota Moulding
  • Injection Moulding
  • Stamping
  • Carbon Fibre

Using digital manufacturing for short run tooling is a cost effective way to bring products to market very quickly.

 

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Digital Scanning 

Utilising the latest blue light scanning technology, Keech 3D makes reverse engineering a practical option. After scanning your sample we can produce extremely accurate CAD models from the detailed scan data.

End Use Part Manufacture 

Keech 3D produces end use parts for a variety of industries using the digital manufacturing process. This method of manufacturing reduces costs, allows for greater customisation, improves product quality and performance and drastically reduces production cycle times.

 

Additional benefits of digital manufacturing include:

  • No wasted materials
  • Saves money – no tooling required
  • Minimal cost for product revisions and improvements
  • Designs can be quickly changed allowing flexible production and mass customisation
  • Allows for continuous product improvement
  • Better end products will increase sales
  • Reduced inventory carrying costs
  • Improves innovation
  • Eliminates labour intensive production steps
  • Allows you to produce virtually anything
  • Converts your imagination into reality