3D Printing Services

3D Printing Services

RapidDirect leverages the power of the latest 3D printing technologies, ensuring high-quality printed parts with a wide range of 3D printing materials. Our high-volume capabilities and large suite of machines results in fast turnaround times, with parts completed in as little as 2 days. We specialize in several manufacturing processes: create your prototype with our 3D printing service then later take advantage of our injection molding services for short-run production.

3D Printing Services
3D Printing Processes

3D Printing Processes

Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM):

FDM is a 3D printing process th at extrudes melted filament through a nozzle, building up an obj ect layer by layer. FDM is compatible with a broad range of poly mer materials and is generally used for prototyping.

PolyJet 3D Printing:

PolyJet is a 3D printing technology develop ed by Stratasys that jets layers of a curable liquid photopolyme r onto a build surface to achieve smooth, high-resolution parts. Unlike most printing processes, PolyJet is capable of multi-colo r and multi-material 3D printing.

Selective Laser Sintering (SLS):

SLS is a 3D printing process th at uses a computer-controlled laser to sinter a bed of powdered material (such as Nylon or polyamide) layer by layer. The proces s produces accurate, high-quality parts that require minimal pos t-processing and supports.

Material

Surface Finishes

After the removal of support structures, the surface of the part is media blasted for enhancing the uniform finish of the final part. For a smooth surface finishing and a higher level of feature detailing, SLA is the most preferred finish for the visual application.

After the removal of support structures, the surface of the part is media blasted for enhancing the uniform finish of the final part. For a smooth surface finishing and a higher level of feature detailing, SLA is the most preferred finish for the visual application.
Standards
Polishing or feature detailing using CNC machining are additional post-processing finishes widely used for produced parts. The semi-transparent look of the surface achieved by standard finishing can be further processed for a smoother and cleaner finish.
Additional Finishes

Applications

Applications Rapid Tooling

Rapid Tooling

Direct metal laser sintering (DMLS) and fused deposition modeling (FDM) are widely used for producing tools, fixtures, and jigs. The ability to craft these parts on demand and to meet specific requirements is highly beneficial for manufacturers.

Applications Rapid Prototyping

Rapid Prototyping

3D printing is an ideal production method for manufacturing concept models during the design phase and fully functional prototypes for product testing. The technology is well suited to this application because it offers quick turnarounds for prototypes and design flexibility.

Applications Direct Manufacturing

Direct Manufacturing

More and more, 3D printing is being utilized for the production of end-use components and products, especially when customization is needed. The technology’s flexibility, efficiency and the range of possible build materials are leading it into end-use applications across many industries.

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