Scale models can be generated to test form, fit and function, at a fraction of the cost of a machined or moulded part, in a fraction of the time. Prototypes might be used in destructive testing to identify stress concentrations or weaknesses in a component. Models can be used in wind-tunnels to test aerodynamic performance. They might be used as a tactile and visual aid in product design discussions regarding aesthetics and ergonomics.
With the correct material choice, 3D printing can now generate end-use, functional parts. The technology excels where small batch or one-off production is necessary and can eliminate tooling costs. Bespoke items can be produced quickly and cheaply. It might be a fitted shoe sole customised to the unique shape of your foot, or a spare part that is obsolete or difficult to find. Even larger production runs may be suited to 3D printing if the desired geometry of a component is simply impossible to achieve any other way. There are now printers making metal parts with properties that match those of equivalent machined parts.
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The Liquid Crystal Precision 1.5 yields excellent results with the Daylight Precision Hard Resin.
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The Liquid Crystal Pro has a very large build volume 470 x 240 x 340mm enabling you to print large scale engineering parts.
We have a talented team of young PhD chemists working constantly to develop the latest in photopolymer resins compatible with 355nm laser printers. We have been working with end-users in Formula 1, automotive, aviation, industrial and medical to meet the specific demands of individual industries.
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