3D printing can help any size company save time and money with manufacturing aids like:
Design communication for complex parts - Let your programmers, toolmakers and machinists hold a sample part to get a better visualization of what’s needed.
Drill jigs - Hold .010” true position using a drill press.
Assembly fixtures - Securely hold any shaped parts in place for safe assembly.
Inspection fixtures - Hold parts in the optimal position for inspecting in one operation.
Sample parts for CMM programming - Have programs written and proven before the parts show up.
Check fixtures - Verify part numbers on families of similar parts.
5S, 6S and Lean Manufacturing aids - Place tools where they're needed and know when they’re missing.
Short run tooling for forming aluminum - Hydro and brake press tooling.
Robotic end of arm tooling - Quickly develop and implement new tooling for robotic cells
Light duty machining fixtures for odd shaped parts - Part supports and soft jaws
Custom machine guards and personal safety guards - Keep hands out of dangerous areas in any situation
Vacuum form tooling - Quickly develop and implement tooling for light and heavy gage applications.
● 3D modeling
● 3D scanning
● 3D printing
● Reverse engineering
● Secondary operations (sanding, smoothing and (coming soon) chroming)
3D Printing Ally isn’t just another service bureau. We are committed to partnering up with our customers to find the best design, process and material to fit their needs. Our engineering team can manage large projects as well as offer advice on a single part.
No project is too big or too small. We don’t have minimum orders so you can save hundreds of dollars on smaller part runs over the larger bureaus.
Flexible ship dates can also save you money. If you allow us 10 working days to ship your parts we will discount your order 3%. This gives us the maximum flexibility to group builds together to save on machine time.
We will also produce ship sets of parts to your schedule. Stop stocking plastic parts and have them produced and delivered when you need them. JIT (Just In Time) Manufacturing can save your company thousands of dollars a year.
3D Printing Ally has multiple technologies in house so that we can be your single source for all
of your 3D printing needs. For more information click on the links below or visit our education page.
|Stratasys Fortus 400mc Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM)||
Multiple material choices for strong and stable tooling applications
16 x 14 x 16 inches (406 x 355 x 406 mm)
Tough, durable parts and patterns.
15 x 13 x 18 inches (381 x 330 x 457 mm)
Better detail accuracy and resolution than any comparable technology
15 x 15 x 10 inches (380 x 380 x 250 mm)
|VisiJet SL Clear|
High quality, durable plastic parts for engineering and mechanical design applications
11.75 x 7.3 x 8 inches (298 x 185 x 203 mm)
Full color conceptual models
10 x 15 x 8 inches (254 x 381 x 203 mm)
3D scanning, design and consulting services available to help you implement 3D printing into your company.
● 3D Printing
● Additive Manufacturing (AM)
● Direct Digital Manufacturing (DDM)
● Rapid Prototyping (RP)
They all have different origins, but the same definition: a process for making a physical object from a three-dimensional digital model, by laying down many successive thin layers of a material.
The industry standard is Additive Manufacturing. This is how it will be referred to in specifications issued by ANSI and ISO.
1. Additivemanufacturing.com has a really good basics page that describes most of the common processes.
2. 3dprintingindustry.com is a great newsletter to follow. They cover a very wide range of topics related to 3D printing.
3. Stratasys has a white paper titled How to Design Your Part for Direct Digital Manufacturing.