Additive manufacturing is a growing industry around the world. The ability to create the perfect components for a prototype can mean the difference between a working prototype and one that fails to get the job done. Form 3D, located in Boston, offers a variety of services designed to help their clients create the perfect prototypes each and every time, whether they prefer metal or plastic components.
Direct Metal Laser Sintering
This process uses a high-energy laser that melts a metal powder into a component using very precise measurements and movements. Rather than building the component all at once, it is built into layers, which allows for more control. These products can be compared to those that are cast, but the finished product has properties similar to very high-grade forgings. DMLS is efficient at handling metals that are difficult to cast or machine.
Fused Deposition Modeling
In fused deposition modeling, plastic is forced from a heated nozzle and then deposited onto a platform. Because the melting process is controlled methodically, the component can build up layer by layer with extreme precision. Some of the most common materials used in this process include PLA, or polyester plastic, flexible PLA, and ABS plastic, which is the most common type of thermoplastic used around the world today.
Computer Numerical Control Milling
Milling is a great way to create components because it allows for the customization of components above and beyond what traditional 3D printing can provide. For example, if you need mounting features, these points are easily drilled out. Computer numerical control milling is also a great way to hollow out parts of a component to reduce its weight, all while maintaining its outward appearance and structural integrity.
About Form 3D Solutions & Manufacturing
Form 3D Solutions & Manufacturing in NH, outside of Boston offers expert 3D printing, rapid prototyping and product development services. Call 603-534-2074 or visit: Form 3D Solutions & Manufacturing in NH, outside of Boston offers expert 3D printing, rapid prototyping and product development services. Call 603-534-2074 or visit: http://form3ds.com.
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