3D Printing Services
The process of 3D Printing
3D printing is a manufacturing process that produces objects in accordance to a 3D digital model. By using a 3D printer and adding material layer by layer, such as plastics and metals, complex objects can be produced both rapidly and at low cost.
3D technology enables customers to produce complex parts with controllable physical and functional properties at each point and provides speed, quality and strength throughout the manufacturing process for a range of industries and applications.
Application of 3D Printing Technology in different Industries
In the era of Industry 4.0, more and more companies decide to implement 3D printing in order to optimize their business processes.
The use of FDM 3D printing, SLS 3D printing, SLA 3D printing & Metal 3D printing technology is often one of the most advantageous solutions in the production of spare parts for machines and production lines and tooling. In addition, it is one of the fastest ways to make prototypes, including those with complex geometry.
3D printers can significantly reduce production time which gives companies the possibility to increase their competitiveness & profits.
There are so many companies who are providing 3D printing services in India. But 3D Era Tech offers best solution for rapid prototyping & spare part management system through its online 3D printing solution in India.
In earlier days, 3d printing in USA or Europe was quite common technology. Whereas if you ask for 3d print in India, it was not available easily for small scale or middle product development industries.
At the start of 2012, the Stratasys FDM & SLA 3D printers enter in India. Which drastically make an impact on manufacturing industries. The product development cycle gets optimize to huge extent.
Industries with beneficial effect after associating with 3D Printing in India.
Technology and different manufacturing methods
The term 3D printing encompasses several manufacturing technologies that build parts layer-by-layer. Each vary in the way they form plastic and metal parts and can differ in material selection, surface finish, durability, manufacturing speed and cost.
SLA is a original industrial 3D printing process. SLA printers excels at producing parts with high levels of detail, smooth surface finishes, and tight tolerances. The quality surface finishes on SLA parts, not only look nice, but can aid in the part’s function—testing the fit of an assembly, for example. It’s widely used in the medical industry and common applications include anatomical models and microfluidics.
Selective Laser Sintering (SLS)
Melts together nylon-based powders into solid plastic. Since SLS parts are made from real thermoplastic material, they are durable, suitable for functional testing, and can support living hinges and snap-fits. In comparison to SL, parts are stronger, but have rougher surface finishes. SLS doesn’t require support structures.
Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM)
Fused deposition modeling (FDM) is a common desktop 3D printing technology for plastic parts. An FDM printer functions by extruding a plastic filament layer-by-layer onto the build platform. It’s a cost-effective and quick method for producing physical models. There are some instances when FDM can be used for functional testing but the technology is limited due to parts having relatively rough surface finishes and lacking strength.
Digital Light Process (DLP)
Digital light processing is similar to SLA in that it cures liquid resin using light. The primary difference between the two technologies is that DLP uses a digital light projector screen whereas SLA uses a UV laser. This means DLP 3D printers can image an entire layer of the build all at once, resulting in faster build speeds.
Multi Jet Fusion (MJF)
Builds functional parts from nylon powder. Rather than using a laser to sinter the powder, MJF uses an inkjet array to apply fusing agents to the bed of nylon powder. Then a heating element passes over the bed to fuse each layer. This results in more consistent mechanical properties compared to SLS as well as improved surface finish. Another benefit of the MJF process is the accelerated build time, which leads to lower production costs.
It can fabricate parts with multiple properties such as colors and materials. Designers can leverage the technology for prototyping elastomeric or overmolded parts. If your design is a single, rigid plastic, we recommend sticking with SL or SLS—it’s more economical. But if you’re prototyping an overmolding or silicone rubber design, PolyJet can save you from the need to invest in tooling early in the development cycle. This can help you iterate and validate your design faster and save you money.
Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS)
Metal 3D printing opens up new possibilities for metal part design. The process we use at 3D Era Tech to 3D print metal parts is direct metal laser sintering (DMLS). It’s often used to reduce metal, multi-part assemblies into a single component or lightweight parts with internal channels or hollowed out features. DMLS is viable for both prototyping and production since parts are as dense as those produced with traditional metal manufacturing methods like machining or casting. Creating metal components with complex geometries also makes it suitable for medical applications where a part design must mimic an organic structure.
3D Printing Materials
|Name of Material||Properties of Material||Methods to Used||Max. Temperature (‘c)||ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene)||Strong, hard & brittle||FDM||90|
|PLA (Polilactic Acid)||Biodegradable plastic with little elasticity||FDM||45-50|
|PETG (Polyethylene terephthalate glycol)||Chemical resistance & durability||FDM||60-65|
|TPU Flexible (Thermoplastic Polyurethane)||Elasticity, resistance to oil, grease||FDM||50-60|
|Polycarbonate or Accura60||Hard, brittle & transparent||SLA||50-60|
|PP or Accura25||Little flexible & white||SLA||50-60|
|Nylon12 or PA2200||Durable, flexible, high temperature resistance||SLS||160-170|
|Nylon12 30% GF or PA3200||Hard & high temperature resistance||SLS||160-170|
This technology gives variety of materials to manufacture your prototype or to do low volume production. Where 3D Era Tech is one of most reliable sources in India, for your 3D printing work. where our expertise is most talented of their kind. We do provide service which gives you premium quality product with high quality surface finish.