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With variety of in-house CT scanning and user-friendly conversion tools, Dental technicians can now turn a traditional CT images into a digital manufacture-ready dental model in very short time.
Manufacturing Jigs & Fixtures at BMW
Rapid prototyping has become a standard practice in product development. At the BMW AG plant in Regensburg, Germany, FDM continues to be an important component in vehicle design prototyping.
3D printing makes great products better
"Because FDM can produce accurate functional prototypes, we avoid about $60,000 in tooling cost per part by proving out the design before committing to tooling"
Polycarbonate put to the test
A belt sander at Stratasys broke down, so they took the opportunity to print a new part and put the polycarbonate material to the test.
End-Use Parts Manufacturing with FDM Technology
3D printing means you can produce end use parts straight from a CAD drawing using production-grade thermoplastics. Inventory at your fingertips.
A new Mindset in Product Design
3D printing can help bring better products to market fast
The terms "3D printing" and "additive manufacturing" refer to the processes that automatically build objects layer by layer from computer data. The technology is already well-used in many sectors including transportation, health care, military and education. Uses include building concept models, functional prototypes, factory tooling (such as molds and robot-arm ends), and even finished goods (such as aircraft internal components).
How to Design Your Part for Direct Digital Manufacturing
Traditional manufacturing methods, like machining and injection molding have many rules, restrictions, and limitations. These rules don’t apply when using direct digital manufacturing. Designers are free to concentrate on the best design and not concern themselves with manufacturability.
Additive manufacturing drives production of reace-ready parts
Additive manufacturing (AM) has been crucial in the motor sports world for years. In the race for speed and performance, it has been a lynchpin for design and testing. Now, race teams are revealing that AM parts will go far beyond review and evaluation.
Production Floor Trends
Justifying Additive Manufacturing through Jigs & Fixtures
There is an often-overlooked additive manufacturing (AM) application with potentially huge financial returns. Savings can be so large that they can justify the purchase of an AM (or 3D printing) system in far less time that the typical three- to five-year payback period the financial officer will demand.
Automotive Applications for 3D Printers and 3D Production Systems (5:23)
Aaron Blackmore of Stratsys talks about 3D Printing and 3D Production systems for automotive applications at the 2010 PRI (Performance Racing Industry) Show in Orlando, Florida.
NASA Aerospace Manufacturing with Stratsys Additive Manufacturing Technology
Fortus 3D Production Systems by Stratasys are helping NASA develop one of the most advanced pieces of aerospace manufacturing: the space exploration vehicle, which will house future astronauts exploring Mars.
3D-Printed "Magic Arms"
When Emma was 2, she wanted to play with blocks. But arthrogryposis meant she couldn't lift her arms. So researchers at a Delaware hospital 3D printed a custom assistive device that lets Emma color, hug and play. The 3D printed WREX is durable enough for everyday use, so Emma wears it at home, at pre-school, and during occupational therapy. She calls them her 'magic arms.' And the design flexibility of 3D printing lets researchers continually improve on the device - they've now made custom WREX arms for at least 15 kids.
Production-grade plastic for FDM Technology. Strong and affordable material ideal for concept models and function prototypes. Available in Ivory, White, Black, Dark Grey, Red and Blue.
FDM compatible, ABS-M30i is suitable for surgical models, tools and fixtures. Complies with ISO 10993 and USP Class IV, can be gamma or EtO sterilised. Available in Ivory.
Ideal for automotive and aerospace applications - anything that demands high fatigue endurance. Same material used in traditional manufacturing now available for FDM. Available in Black.
Polycarbonate for FDM Technology is the most widely used material. High tensile and flexural strength make it ideal for building strong parts for automative and commercial industries. Available in White.
FDM thermoplastic suitable for functional testing, tooling and end-use parts due to its FST rating, high strength-to-weight ratio. Available in Tan and Black.
Designed to simulate standard ABS plastics. Superior rigidity and toughness in walls thinner than 1.2mm. Ideal for functional prototypes, moulds, electrical parts, engine parts and snap-fit parts.
Print clear and tinted prototypes such as eyewear and medical devices. Using RGD720 and VeroClear-RGD810 material to provide high dimensional stability and surface smoothness to your prototype or end-use products. Combine transparent and black material to create patterns and shades.
Print attractive prototypes to test fit, form, function, moving and assembled parts. Over 40 colours available.
Simulate different levels of hardness, elongation at break, tensile strength and tear resistance. Available in Grey, Black, Amber and Opaque.
What is digital manufacturing?
What is rapid prototyping?
What can digital manufacturing produce?
Who is using digital manufacturing?
How much does digital manufacturing cost?
How long does it take to produce a prototype?
What are the advantages of digital manufacturing?
What is Fused Deposition Modelling (FDM)?
What is Polyjet?
What is paper 3D printing?
What is CNC?
Digital manufacturing is the process of making solid three-dimensional objects from a digital model. Computer programs are used to visualise an object in 3D which is then made by an additive process of laying down successive layers of material such as paper, plastics and metals. The 3D printer can even manufacture moveable parts! This is also called 3D printing and additive manufacturing.
Digital manufacturing is all about using the latest technologies to reduce manufacturing costs, enable greater customisation, improve product quality and performance and reduce production cycle times.
Digital manufacturing enables rapid prototyping by eliminating time and labour intensive production steps. The use of affordable materials means we can now produce virtually anything from toothbrushes to car parts, almost instantly.
Rapid prototyping or rapid manufacturing is the process of producing manufactured goods quickly. Digital manufacturing cuts the need for some manual work, by manufacturing directly from the computer to the 3D printer. Prototypes are usually custom designed with only one or a limited number needed. Digital manufacturing is perfect for making prototypes.
Keech 3D is using digital manufacturing processes to create models and prototypes for our clients that are then used for engineering testing and demonstrations.
Check out our Case Studies to learn about our recent projects.
Digital manufacturing is the way of the future and as this technology becomes more affordable we will see more companies using 3D printers.
Students and researchers from all over the world are experimenting with this technology, and learning about its applications in the commercial world.
Keech 3D Advanced Manufacturing is using digital manufacturing, in conjunction with its specialist computer programs, CAD operators and CNC machinery, to produce prototypes and manufacture items for clients in a variety of sectors around Australia.
Check out Our Solutions page to find out more about the industries using digital manufacturing.
Digital manufacturing has reduced the cost of prototyping of some items, and can be cheaper than traditional manufacturing for limited runs of suitable products.
In the past, prototyping and model making was a lengthy process.
By utilising 3D printing and depending on the item and the design supplied, we can produce quality, functional prototypes in just days!
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