3D Printing Service
3D printing, also known as rapid prototyping, typically produces parts without tooling so that fast turnaround and low cost is possible.
Whether you need a single part, batch of prototypes, or full production order, eMachineShop will turn your design into fully machined, end-use parts!
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3D Printingdeveloped as an outgrowth of liquid photopolymer research, a class of plastics that solidify under high-intensity ultraviolet laser light. Early 3D printing methods were SLA’s or stereolithography.
Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) is a newer approach that opened up a wider range of materials including polycarbonates, ABS plastics, and others. Fused plastic is deposited layer by layer according to the 3D model.
- Fast turnaround
- Can produce parts of almost any shape
- Cost-effective for prototyping and short runs
- Check designs prior to committing to conventional manufacturing
- Smooth finishes can be achieved
- Reduce the weight by making part partially or completely hollow
- Place support under unsupported structures
- Select optimal part orientation for 3D printer
- For example, building a cup right side up is more economical than building one upside down.
3D Printing is a popular choice for many plastic products and components:
3D Printed Parts
One of the most popular aluminum alloys used in sheet metal fabrication. It is readily bent, punched and sheared.
Known for its high corrosion resistance, especially in ocean water. Common applications include marine and aircraft equipment, fuel lines, street lights, household appliances, flooring panels, and railings.
Used in applications requiring high strength to weight ratio, and has good fatigue resistance. It is not weldable and has average machinability.
Corrosion resistance is poor. Widely used in aircraft structures, especially wing and fuselage structures under tension.
Has generally good mechanical properties, and is heat treatable. Highly weldable although strength near welds can be diminished by up to 30% if not subsequently heat treated.
Mostly used in extruded shapes for architecture, including window frames, door frames, roofs, piping, tubing and furniture.
Strong, with good fatigue strength and average machinability, but is not weldable and has limited resistance to corrosion.
Cost is relatively high compared to other Aluminum alloys. Often used in aircraft including wings and fuselages, rock climbing equipment and bicycle components.