We live in an ever evolving world that is accompanied by numerous changes daily. The presence of 3D printers has increased the ability for customers to receive accurate prototypes to gauge various business-making decisions. These decisions in turn, can help validate products feasibility or invalidate products. 3D Plastics, Inc. offers two distinct different printing processes that may fit your needs, FDM and PolyJet.
The FDM process prints in ABS and lays down filament on precise coordinates that the computer has relayed. The filament gets extruder through a nozzle which follows the given coordinates. The ABS allows the printed parts to have strong rigidity and color, but also lacks an aesthetic appeal that some projects may require. This is a cheaper process but may lack some print characteristics that many customers may desire.
The PolyJet process prints in either a photo-acrylic polymer or a polypropylene-like material. This is a liquid material that goes through the print heads and is then cured by a UV-light.
PolyJet prints in high resolution and quality, but is not as strong as a ABS or Nylon material. Post-printing operations (Painting, Sanding, Drilling, etc.) is very receptive. This is going to be a more expensive print, but the detail and quality can help to determine a yes/no decision before going into production.
3D Plastics, Inc. offers free quotes on either process and is more than willing to explain the process in further details. Any quotes/questions, please call (503)-537-0979.
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With over 75 years of combined knowledge in the industry, 3D Plastics’ staff are able to assist with project development, product design, and determine what is the most economical way for your drawing to become a tangible product. We also offer a variety of additional services that can help give added value to your product. 3D Plastics is your full service supplier for all your plastic needs, from concept to final product.