Groveley uses the following 3D printers:
- a UP Box which prints with PLA or ABS filament – resulting in a strong and detailed print.
- a Markforged MarkOne which prints in nylon, with the ability to reinforce the part with continuous carbon fibre or fibreglass layers – which results in parts with enhanced strength.
- a Stratasys Fortus 450mc printer processing engineering grade materials as well as high-performance thermoplastics such as FDM Nylon 12CF (carbon fibre) steel strength, and ULTEM™ resins, flame retardant, for specialised industries like aerospace, defence, medical and research. It can print parts with consistent static dissipative properties, chemical resistance, flame retardancy, unprecedented strength and superior PEKK performance with Antero 840CN03 thermoplastic.
Our 3D printing capabilities offer you the benefit of having a physical part to hold at design stage, rather than just a 3D image.
Along with providing prototypes for customers (and for our own products), we produce these items:
• jigs for aircraft components
• unusual component shapes
• replacement parts
• tooling to hold components during production
Printing prototypes during the design stage of a project allows you to cut down on development time, because you can try parts on assemblies before spending the time and money to make them out of the final material. This allows for the parts to be visualised and tested beyond the CAD environment, which helps you preview the feel and aesthetic of a part and find design flaws.
With these 3D printers, we can give you exceptionally fast response and quick modifications – starting from reverse engineering, sketch or 3D model. For our own products, we use 3D printing prior to 3D modelling and machining.
See also: 3D modelling & manufacture
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