Retired mechanical engineer with 40 years of design experience and 15 years as a subject matter expert in Lean Six Sigma manufacturing.
We strive to ensure our customers get the value they are seeking in a printed 3D part (The screen capture above is lighted holiday lawn ornament.)
We own a license to Autodesk Fushion 360 design software because it is capable of creating the kinds of designs our customers ask for.
We can import STEP files if you already have a preliminary design.
We can export STEP files to allow suppliers to quote your parts for production using injection molding.
Our 3D Printer
We use an Afinia H800 printer.
We know how to orient the part for best strength and appearance and minimal post print cleanup
Highly rated for ease of use, reliability, and consistent, detailed performance with ABS material.
10″ x 8″ x 8″ inch build area (Part can be made in sections if needed)
Output accurate to within 0.10 mm (4 thousandths of an inch) in the vertical direction and about 0.5 mm (.020 inch) in the x and y direction.
Material strength varies with print direction, but has been measured it to be about 30% of the strength of injection molded parts.
Multitude of color ABS materials available, including color changing and glow in the dark. See photo below.
ABS is a common material used for many consumer goods. (e.g. Lego's) It stands up to the environment, see photo above. Print on right was exposed for a year outdoors compared to the one on the left.
ABS can be used for flexible parts like snap fits or made stiff enough by the shape and size.
PLA is sometimes used by 3D printers but it is not as flexible and will not take high temperatures the way ABS can (124 deg F compared to ABS 179 deg F). The plastic in your car in Florida can exceed 124 deg F on a hot summer day.