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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 Printing

developed 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.

Advantages

  • 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

Design Tips

  • 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:

Auto Parts
Scale Models
Jewelry
Aerospace Parts
Lighting Fixtures
Medical Devices
Electronic Enclosures
Complex Parts
Toys

3D Printed Parts

Planetary Transmission


Aluminum 5052


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.

Aluminum 2024


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.

Aluminum 6063


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.

Aluminum 7075


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.

Applications and Advantages

  • Transportation: The combination of lightness, strength and malleability makes aluminum the ideal material for transportation applications. It is used in automobiles, airplanes, railways and marine applications and also for making fuel-efficient engines in cars and trucks. Its low weight reduces fuel consumption and emissions.
  • Construction: Aluminum facilitates the construction of corrosion-resistant and low maintenance cost buildings. All kinds of aluminum products are used for new construction as well as renovation and due to its strength and lightness, it is used in earthquake prone zones. It is also a good reflector of light,and is often used in lighting fixtures.
  • Vehicles: A high proportion of the shock inflicted by an automobile in a motor vehicle accident is absorbed primarily by its aluminum structure.
  • Air Travel: Strong aluminum alloys take the extreme pressures and stresses involved in high altitude flying. Wafer thin aluminum panels keep the cold out and the air in. Many internal fittings like the seating on airplanes are made from aluminum or aluminum composite in order to save weight and thus save fuel, reduce emissions and increase the aircraft’s payload.
  • Packaging and Food Processing: It is non-poisonous, which allows for non-acidic food to be safely wrapped in thin sheets like foil and cooked in vessels. Aluminum cookware is easy to lift, requires considerably less heat than stainless steel or cast iron and utensils heat up quickly and evenly.
  • Electrical Transmission Lines: This very versatile metal can be drawn into thin wires which are often used in products such as light bulbs and telephone wires. Most of the high voltage overhead transmission and distribution lines over long distances are also made of aluminum.

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