Additive manufacture (3D printing) is becoming the tool of choice for the realisation of prototypes. The technique is a cost-effective means of producing one-off or limited run items, either as part of the design and testing process or as replicas for simulations, training and promotional purposes.
We offer selective laser sintered (SLS) prints in a range of materials including PA2200 nylon for rigid, robust, yet highly detailed items, and ‘SoftTouch’, a rubber-like material for items where a degree of flexibility is required. Components can be coloured in a range of primary
colours by post-printing dyeing or painting.
We can accept files in most of 3D formats, the most common printable format being the .stl file. We will always inspect and advise you on the print before committing to production.
From Summer 2016, we will be able to offer a service for printing directly in to metal powders to enable you to produce working prototypes in a variety of steels and other metals.