The 3D PRINTING service enhances the performance of the design phase, since it enables physical analysis of custom solutions. Another benefit of rapid prototyping is that the design phase can be integrated with fluid dynamic analysis of the component.
The benefits of 3D Printing
The 3D PRINTING service is able to produce multiple prototypes of a component even with very complex forms.
Construction of a three-dimensional model with a high degree of precision.
Realistic simulation of the proportions between the various elements and spaces.
Detailed presentation of the end result of the design activity.
Construction of models to support the analyses of the plant’s functional components.
Technical characteristics of 3D PRINTING
The printer uses FFF technology and is able to print objects with layers from 0.3 to 0.05 mm, with an excellent level of surface finishing.
The FFF technology is particularly advantageous since it adds material rather than taking it away, as in stock removal machining procedures, thus reducing wastage of material, and it also enables the production of hollow pieces, not possible using conventional machining methods.
TECHNICONSULT is able to print very complex objects since the machine has calibrated dual extruders, which allow the use of soluble support materials, avoiding the risk of damage to the piece during their removal. Moreover, the dual extruders enable multicolour printing without having to change the filament during the process.
The machine, equipped with heated bed and safety enclosures, is able to process a vast range of materials, even those with the highest degree of thermal shrinkage.
The materials available include: PLA, PLA Flex, ABS, Smart ABS, Nylon, Nylon-Carbon, TPU, HIPS, PVA.
Each material has its own distinctive properties in terms of environmental concerns, mechanical strength and resistance to heat, so the choice will depend on the final use of the piece produced.