What is 3D Printing?
3D printing is an umbrella term used to describe all additive manufacturing technologies. It is a process that uses digital CAD models to literally add material together to ultimately create three-dimensional objects. Unlike subtractive manufacturing, where the object is achieved through the removal of material from a solid block, additive manufacturing constructs the object through successively depositing layers of material.
What are the advantages of 3D printing?
Through 3D printing, objects or parts are built in very thin layers allowing for highly complex geometries that are impossible via any other manufacturing process. 3D printing works best for rapidly creating functional prototypes and end-use parts that are high in detail. There are a number of additive manufacturing technologies available, each with their own advantages based on the layering methodology and material used – with a range of plastics and metals available. Our rigorous quality control measures and commercial-grade equipment create highly precise parts every time.
Everything you need in one place
Our 3D printing service bureau offers an extensive range of technologies, materials, and finishing options giving you freedom of choice to select the perfect combination for your parts.
Specialist requirements? No problem, we can help with those too. For advanced prototypes, marketing and display models, and series production, our UK team can help design a solution that meets your needs.
We can support you with:
Selecting materials, technologies and finishes
Complex builds and assembly
Low Volume and Series Additive Manufacturing