Ucreated rapid prototyping project group can guide you through many 3D printing processes to achieve exactly what you are looking for. We pride ourselves on craftsmanship, for which will be able to establish the best blend of traditional CNC machining techniques, combined with the latest rapid prototyping technologies to construct each model in the most cost-effective manner.
3D printing, otherwise known as additive manufacturing, is a manufacturing process that builds a part layer by layer. A computer sends instructions to the 3D printer, which deposits or hardens the material in a preprogrammed pattern, creating layers in succession.
What Is 3D Printing?
3D Printing is an ideal process used in rapid prototyping parts for engineering tests and next-generation products as well as art pieces and architectural models. There are several different 3D Printing processes and a variety of materials to choose from.
Advantages Of 3D Printing
There are many benefits for 3D printing, especially if you know how to optimize your product design to take advantage of them.
· Multiple, identical parts can be built on a single platform at one time, greatly increasing production efficiency.
· Designs can be made quickly with a minimum of material waste while maximizing strength.
· Conformal cooling channels greatly improve performance and resistance to thermal stress, ideal for aerospace and
· 3D printed parts are fully dense, incorporating complex geometries and precise internal features that cannot be
made with traditional machining alone.
There are various process of 3D printing, included FDM, SLS, SLA, Metal printing process. We'd like to introduce FDM, SLS and SLA process below.
FDM Printing Process
The way in which 3D printing has developed in recent years is nothing short of astounding, one of them being FDM 3D printing. This FDM technology is most common and is also known as Fused Deposition Modeling. This is a technology that has been patented by Stratasys and it is a technology that enables the creation of prototypes in a very short timeframe. This technology is also known as Fused Filament Fabrication or FFF 3D printing
Selective Laser Sintering (SLS)
Selective Laser Sintering is a 3D printing technology that relies on a laser to melt and solidify layers of plastic, metal, ceramic, glass or other materials into layers, in a 3D dimensional structure. It was developed by a Texas Professor Carl Deckard. He was an engineer and looked to lower the amount of casting required for the serial production. He later sold his patent to the 3D Systems. 3D Systems later managed to use SLS for metal powders as well, which led to a revolution in metal parts production as well.
When using SLS, there is no chance of the object falling apart. While the platform, holding the object moves down to make space for another layer, the bed of powder goes up, where the next layer will appear and this bed of powder itself, provides for the stability of the printed object.
This process uses polymers that get harder from UV light, or photopolymers as they are called. There is a lot of different resin composition, so they are mostly separated by their use.
SLA printers were traditionally out of financial reach for most people. Rather than feeding the printer with plastic filament on a spool for heating, photopolymer liquid resin is poured into a vat located within the unit. Photopolymer resins harden when exposed to lasers or light.
What makes Ucreated's 3D printing service unique?
As the technology development, 3D printing is playing very important role in the industry. It could make different special design products/models. We proudly offer 3D printing in several materials, including Resin, Nylon. We also offer comprehensive subtractive manufacturing services in-house through our service to help our clients build high-performing products from start to finish.
Can Ucreated provide design services, industrial design support or product development support as an extension of its 3D printing services?
To help you with new product development we also provide with design-for-manufacturing support.
What are Ucreated's quality standards for its 3D printing services?
Ucreated have a very strict quality control system. They start during our expert reviews of submitted CAD files, where we analyze designs and provide suggestions for improvements, if necessary. When the material is coming into our company, our IQC will do the inspection of the material. For finished parts, we will do the final inspection and test by equipment and eye to check the finish.
How do I get a quote for Ucreated's metal 3D printing services?
We make it easy to get a fast quotation. Just feel free to send us 3D drawing and product details and we’ll send you quotation within 24 hrs. or less.