As Rutland Plastics offers 3D printing of prototypes and jigs as a standalone service, we have a dedicated website providing you with more information. Here you can learn more about the materials available and related applications.
The ability to combine two different prototyping materials in differing proportions means that a wide variety of different grades of polymer can be simulated. Combinations can be made up of two rigid materials, two flexible materials, one of each type, and any combination with transparent materials. It is also possible to produce prototypes using a combination of black and white materials to create a range of grey scales.
Finished prototype parts can be painted, machined, drilled or chrome plated. All materials are REACH compliant. Rapid prototypes produced using this method are as life-like as the final manufactured items so form, fit and function can be accurately tested.
Sometimes it is necessary for product assemblies to be manufactured from a combination of materials. Traditional prototyping can be expensive in these instances. We are able to manufacture parts and assemblies made from multiple materials, with different mechanical properties, all in a single build.
JIGS & FIXTURES
The versatility of our 3D printer enables us to produce jigs and fixtures for assembly, quality control and many other applications. Not only can these jigs be produced far more quickly than by traditional methods, but they are cheaper too.
Soft touch features and text can be easily incorporated.
DIFFERENT MATERIALS AVAILABLE
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