WHAT IS 3D PRINTING?
Actually, it is one of the methods of incremental production of elements from plastic, metals, and now also from food, ceramics, composites etc. and endurance. 3D printing is not a new technology, and its beginnings date back to the 20th century, however, it has only recently become very popular and increasingly used in industry. It is thanks to 3D printing that architects, product development departments, research and development departments, and medicine are entering a new stage where all ideas can be implemented within a few days. You can find more about 3D printing and its application on our blog, we try to add interesting news every week.
HOW TO USE 3D PRINTING?
Depending on the demand, 3D printing can be a good alternative, if we mean mass production / mass production then it is definitely not a cheap solution compared to conventional methods, e.g. plastic injection. 3D printing is profitable when we talk about the production of 100-200 elements per month, sometimes 500-2000 pcs. once. What speaks for 3D printing? very high flexibility, today we print pots, tomorrow we will print insoles, in this case the incremental methods are second to none. For a long time, we have been observing the development of companies that focus on a large variety of small-lot products, often "handmadic", e.g. shoes. With the help of 3D printing, they can make insoles and appropriate forms for the production of shoes in small series, with each pair of shoes tailored to the client, both the pattern and size of the shoe.
Elements made by the incremental method have the surface structure of the so-called "Visible layers", it is possible to eliminate in various ways, such as sanding, filling, varnishing etc. However, we do strictly pure 3D printing service. Only at the request and responsibility of the customer we can "improve" the printout, which also involves additional fees. 3D printing is great for making prototypes, where we are going to check the function, operation, etc., and you can also use printing for rare or no longer produced spare parts, e.g. elements of old antique cars, machine parts, etc.
WHY CHOOSE 3D PRINTING?
Low cost of making the detail, not the lowest on the market, but balanced and adapted to your portfolio. High precision workmanship, items are subject to our internal quality control. We use relatively good devices that undergo daily calibration and testing. Short delivery time, we have several dozen devices, which allows us to adjust the delivery date to the customer, of course, provided that the duration of the process itself will not exceed the delivery time.
WHAT IS 3D SCANNING AND REVERSE ENGINEERING?
Generally speaking, reverse engineering is a process consisting in mapping a real object and transferring it to a digital form, e.g. a CAD model, 2D drawings, etc. Using optical devices for 3D scanning, measuring and control instrumentation, we can map virtually any object. We are able to obtain a CAD model, in the form of a grid, in the form of a surface or solid. Based on such a model, we can make 3D printing or tooling, e.g. injection mold or prepare a stamping tool, but also after providing an input CAD file or technical drawing, we can perform quality control in accordance with GD&T requirements.
WHERE CAN WE USE REVERSE ENGINEERING?
Depending on the size of the detail, please send it or deliver it in person to our address or we come directly to the customer. It all depends on the weight and size of the item to be scanned. Then we cover the element with white technical talcum and markers, after scanning we try to remove both talc and markers. The collected data "Point cloud" is processed by us and we make a 3D CAD model based on it, which we send to the client electronically.
WHY CHOOSE 3D SCANNING?
Quality control of manufactured elements, fast digitization of old products that do not have electronic documentation. Currently, 90% of the industry works on CAD models and 2D drawings, in some companies they are moving away from 2D drawing as a document superior to the model! Yes, thanks to 3D scanning you can quickly and effectively overtake the competition. Additionally