- Contact Person: Mr. Peter Jia
- View Contact Details
Rapid prototyping with 3D Printing is the quick, easy, cost effective way to turn great ideas into successful products. Do you need concept modeling to put your newest ideas to the test? What about functional prototyping to gauge performance before committing to costly production tooling? Rapid prototyping solutions from Stratasys will give you the flexibility to create, test and refine in ways you never thought possible so you can go to market faster than ever before.
Everyone knows that 3D printing is an excellent way to produce prototypes for concept review or form-fit-function testing, but the examples listed are evidence that it`s becoming an increasingly popular method for producing [real" parts. This is especially true when volumes are low enough that casting and molding are not cost effective, or where part complexity prohibits processes like machining. Before you begin work on your next medical device or aerospace component, however, consider the following:
Technology: PFMOLD uses three different additive manufacturing processes: direct metal laser sintering (DMLS), selective laser sintering (SLS), and stereolithography (SL). By virtue of its ability to create fully dense metal parts on demand, DMLS is a tested and proven option for end-use applications, although SLS is often an excellent solution for low-volume plastic end-use components. SL has always been a prototype-centric process, although secondary coating technologies exist to add durability to SL`s resin-based parts.