Prototype your Products at up to 100x cheaper than conventional methods
3D printing, also widely known as additive manufacturing is the process of creating objects having three dimensions from a digital file. The object is created by laying successive layers of materials on one another. Complex shapes having great accuracy using lesser materials as compared to traditional process of manufacturing can be created with 3D printing. This technology can be used to create anything from simple prototypes to high technical objects and even artificial organs of a human body using human cell layers. With advances being made to this technology, it is used for reliable mass manufacturing production.
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One significant benefit of 3D printing is low labour cost. Apart from post processing, most 3D printers require an operator to start functioning. A completely automated process then produces the part. Compared to traditional manufacturing, where highly skilled machinists and workforce were required to operate a number of different machines, the labour costs are significantly lower in 3D printing.
One of the big advantages of 3D printing is speed. Parts and products can be manufactured a lot quicker than they can using traditional printing methods. A CAD model can create complex designs and transform the model into a reality in just a few hours. This delivers results that can be verified quickly and designed in a short space of time. By being able to reduce the time of the prototyping phase, businesses can deliver improved and enhanced products in a shorter space of time. This gives you a competitive edge over your competition.
While manufacturing traditionally, faulty prototypes involve more time and money. Whenever there is a faulty prototype, you need to go back to the drawing board, and there is no guarantee it would be right the second time around. Every small adjustment made has a significant financial and time impact on the whole process. This is where 3D printing can mitigate risk because designs can be verified by creating a production-ready prototype before the final design is created. 3D printing facilitates step-by-step assembly of the object, for enhanced designs and high-quality creations. This helps to boost confidence in the design before investments and further money is paid to bring in the next level of production for a bigger audience.
Ordering a faulty prototype wastes a lot of time and money. Minute changes in a mould or fabrication method impact finances largely. Being able to authenticate a design by printing a prototype that is ready for production before investing in expensive manufacturing equipment (e.g. molds or tooling and jigs) reduces the risk during the prototyping process. This builds confidence in the design before making large investments required for bulk production.
The restrictions of traditional manufacturing on what can be made are not the same for additive manufacturing. Since the models are constructed layer by layer, design procedures like drafting, undercuts and tool access are not the same while designing parts for 3D printing. While there are some limitations on the smallest size structures that can be accurately printed, most of the limitations of additive manufacturing that span around how to optimally produce a print that reduces support dependency and the possibility of any kind of failure. This gives designers freedom and allows for the easy creation of intricate geometries.
Non-stop prototyping and manufacturing with a 3D printer make sure that designs are always within company premises, preserving your intellectual property. Your innovations cannot be claimed by any third party. Every innovative design is kept secure, so there is no need to worry about privacy anymore.
CNC cutting and injection molding result in a lot of wasted resources. Both involve the removal of materials from solid blocks. Unlike these two, 3D printing only uses material that is needed to create a prototype part – no more, no less. Additionally, reusing the materials from a 3D print is relatively straight forward. As a result, additive manufacturing creates very little waste, and saves a company a lot of money.
One of the biggest concerns for a designer is how to manufacture a part as efficiently as possible. Most parts require a large number of manufacturing steps to be produce by traditional technologies. The order these steps occur affects the quality and manufacturability of the design.
Additive manufacturing machines complete a build in one step, with no interaction from the machine operator during the build phase. As soon as the CAD design is finalized, it can be uploaded to the machine and printed in one step in a couple of hours.
The ability to produce a part in one step greatly reduces the dependence on different manufacturing processes (machining, welding, painting) and gives the designer greater control over the final product.
ARC caters to offering high quality 3D printing serving the needs of several industries.
SLA is a form of 3D printing where models, patterns and production parts are created using photochemical processes in layers. ARC allows newcomers and experts alike to step into high quality and fast 3D printing with SLA.Get a Quote
FDM is an additive manufacturing process commonly used for prototyping, modelling and production applications. Our team makes use of the best quality of thermoplastic wires that are controlled efficiently to bring up the desired prototype. We use FDM to create actual parts from 3D CAD models with the help of automated 3D print machines.Get a Quote
ARC’s MJP printers can create high resolution and complex parts and fine features. With this technology, a wide range of materials having varying colour, thermal resistance, rigidity and translucency can be created. ARC helps you create complex geometries and assembled prototypes with perfect precision. We are transforming how industries design and manufacture.Get a Quote
CJP is a 3D printing process which uses a core and binder to create 3D objects. ARC’s CJP printing process is popular for printing detailed and multi-coloured 3D parts for various industries. With our 3D printing service, you get full coloured prototypes at the best rates available in the market.Get a Quote
Vacuum casting is a highly advanced 3D print technology that produces parts in polyurethane resins and cast nylon. This creates and replicates engineering polymers. ARC’s vacuum casting technology is suited for high capacity computer automated results for short runs. When you are looking for a specific finish, our skilled post-production team will match your requirements.Get a Quote
SLS is a 3D print technology that uses a carbon dioxide laser on a bed of powdered material to create physical models. Creating one layer at a time, the model is built. While using this technology, ARC helps you produce highly complex geometries, heat resistant applications, high-tech production solutions and impact-resistant parts suited for rigorous use.Get a Quote
DLP is a process that is similar to SLA. It works with photopolymers, but the major difference is the light source. This is a faster process that can also print objects in a higher resolution. With ARC’’s DLP service, you get the best of prototyping results having exceptional quality and good accuracy.Get a Quote
DMP is a 3D print technology that produces complex metal parts from 3D CAD data. ARC helps you produce extremely complex shapes, thin-walled structures, high quality objects for R&D and produce best surface finished parts with our DMP technology. The challenging geometries produced with this technology is not possible with traditional casting.Get a Quote
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