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Services / 3D Printing
IDC Models 3D Printing service delivers high accuracy plastic parts and products direct from your CAD files. With our rapid turnaround and hassle free instant quote system, IDC Models can produce complex, durable parts available the next day.
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Understanding the 3D Printing process
Stereolithgraphy is a process for creating a 3D model using a computer-controlled laser to build up the structure, layer by layer, from a liquid photopolymer that solidifies.
IDC Models Viper SLA rapid prototyping technology produces parts with high accuracy and excellent surface finish. Our SLA Viper machine can build functional prototypes and assemblies, casting patterns, vacuum form patterns, end-use parts, maximise tooling avoidance, and create parts not possible with other manufacturing processes. Intuitive 3D light year software imports CAD files, prepares files for building process. The laser cures thin layers of photopolymer; successive layers are added creating a 3D model.
These layer-building processes can be used to prototype one-offs or to direct manufacture low volume production runs from CAD data. There is no tooling involved, which not only helps to reduce cost, but also has many advantages for the designer.
3D Printing is used to construct simple and complex geometrics by fusing together very fine layers of powder or liquid. The process starts with a CAD model sliced into cross-sections. Each cross section is mapped onto the surface of the rapid prototyping material by laser, which fuses or cures the particles together. High tolerances of the 3D Printing process mean that it is ideal for producing fit-form prototypes that are used to test products before committing them to a chosen method of production. 3D Printing techniques produce the highest surface finish and dimensional accuracy of all rapid prototyping ones.
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