For decades 3D printers have been used for prototyping, verification, and template making. Today functional parts and products are made. The capabilities of 3D printers and new materials can significantly reduce part nomenclature and product weight, while increasing strength and efficiency. Prompt production of master models for casting significantly reduces production time. Manufacturing of spare parts for urgent orders, taking into account all design features.
Using a wide range of materials and infiltrates, design engineers can perform functional tests on 3D printed parts. Products can be machined, drilled and mechanically stressed. The moisture and heat resistance of prototypes when tested in a wind tunnel, vibration tests and other tests will correspond to the characteristics of the product.
AEROSPACE AND DEFENSE INDUSTRY
3D printers have been widely used in the aerospace industry for a long time, reducing the time of release of individual parts from production several times and increasing work efficiency, as well as making it possible to produce spare parts to order in a short time.
The scope of applications of 3D printers in mechanical engineering is diverse - communication between different departments of a large enterprise, creating full-color prototypes of models at scale or life-size, creating high-precision models or elements for functional testing, creating casting molds or directly wax master models for investment casting.
Rapid prototyping is widely used in the automotive industry as an integral part of the design process. However, making high quality prototypes is costly and can delay production. A fast design cycle in production requires the use of modern solutions based on rapid prototyping, which make it possible to obtain products of almost any shape with various material properties quickly and inexpensively.
ARCHITECTURE AND CONSTRUCTION
In the field of design and architecture, an important factor is the ability to see the finished scaled-down model of a building, relief, neighborhood or object. 3D printers take on the painstaking work of translating the project from visualization on a monitor screen into a physical prototype with high detail and color.
3D printers make it possible to produce high-quality 3D models of terrain, urban landscapes, underground maps and do it in a matter of hours and at a very low cost. Volumetric GIS maps, useful for analytics, customer communication and educational purposes, can be produced in full color and without geometric constraints.
3D printers are becoming a key part of the creative process. The combination of fast modeling and a common approach gives a real advantage in meeting the expectations and needs of clients, consultants and the architects themselves.
The basis of jewelry art is design. That is why professional jewelers all over the world are using new technologies to shorten production times and reduce costs. High-precision 3D printers for jewelers allow affordable production tooling.
We will help you select special high-precision wax equipment for creating color prototypes and master-models of jewelry for further investment casting. Accuracy up to 16 microns.
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