Folks often approach our team at 3DChimera with only an idea or a drawing of the product they want made. That drawing may be on the back of a napkin or a CAD rendering. The next step in the design process is to see the idea in real life: to hold something physical in their hands. This is the prototype stage.
So how can 3D Printing, 3D CAD and 3DChimera reduce prototyping costs for our afore-mentioned folks?
Radiate Engineering & Design GmbH, a start-up, is a composites development service provider that helps companies from the medical technology, sports and leisure, and aviation industries to optimize their value creation and supply chains. The service focuses on the development and implementation of market-ready disruptive solutions in the field of fiber composites.
In the past, producing ingenious grippers involved a great deal of effort. But now, the laser sintering process perfected by Sintratec has suddenly opened the door to completely new solutions and previously undreamed-of possibilities. SLS technology allows the creation of complex objects with an almost unlimited variety of shapes – objects that can also withstand mechanical stress and which are stable over the long term.
It seems that every year is now the year of "Supply Chain Problems".
From back-to-back international holiday schedules, COVID delays, to trade wars and increased shipping fees (with longer delivery times) the global economy feels like it's in a tailspin. As a business leader it feels like manufacturing and supply chain issues are completely out of your control...but, what if I told you that we may have your solution?
A question we often get asked is “How strong are SLS printed parts?”.
One option is to have your Sintratec Kit prints parts out of a nylon (PA12) powder, which is fused together by a laser. This method raises questions of strength, because the printed part is not a solid chunk of nylon. On the flip side, sintered nylon is surprisingly tough and holds detailed features well.
The Sintratec Kit is a compact but mighty desktop SLS printer that can be packed full of parts for printing. Since each layer takes about the same time, whether it's 1 part or 64 parts, it is more effective to utilize as much of the volume as possible. This means you can load up the build chamber to print overnight and it will be ready for cleanup and running the next day.
Many people look at the Sintratec Kit and believe the build volume is too small for their application. It’s true that the recommended 90 x 90 x 110 mm build volume would be too small to print many kinds of tall parts. However, there are still ways to print large parts on the Sintratec Kit!
FabRx is a spin-out company from the University College London that focuses on 3D printing for pharmaceutical uses - and the first group to investigate Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) to make medicine.
Given the low price point of the Sintratec Kit, we often get customers who wonder if the Sintratec Kit is really able to deliver quality results. Here are 3DChimera, we don't want you to only take our word for it, check out these successful prints to get an idea of what the Sintratec Kit can do...
If you have been watching the 3D printing industry at all over the last year, you could not miss the appearance of HP in the 3D printing market. Frankly, the quality and surface finish on thesep arts is fantastic. There is a drawback though...the machines are super expensive (think north of $100k) and the parts printed as a service are not a bargain either, as most service bureaus are charging a premium for access to this new printer.
SLS (Selective Laser Sintering) 3D Printers have been available for years, but typically command huge price tags in the $100k-250k range. With that introduction of Desktop SLS 3D printing, a new era of 3D printing capabilities is upon us, for a price tag less than $6k.