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Rapid Prototyping &

Additive Manufacturing

Rapid prototyping is a group of techniques used to quickly fabricate a scale model of a physical part or assembly using three-dimensional computer aided design (CAD) data. Construction of the part or assembly is usually done using 3D printing or "additive layer manufacturing" technology. Professionals and makers all around the world use 3D printers for rapid prototyping, engineering, product design, 3D printed art, jewelry, and in fashion, medicine and education.

Prototypes are generally used to test or communicate an idea in an existing system or before a real system is established. Physical models convey ideas to collaborators, clients and marketers in ways computer models many times can’t.

Besides rapid prototyping, 3D printing is also used for rapid manufacturing. Rapid manufacturing is a new method of manufacturing where companies are using 3D printers for short run custom manufacturing. In this way of manufacturing the printed objects are not prototypes but the actual end user product. Rapid manufacturing is other of our computer-aided-manufacturing (CAM) capabilities.

We offer services that include rapid prototyping using additive manufacturing (3D printing) for design verification, communicate an idea or fixing design-to-manufacturing issues well before production. 

We're proud to announce the addition of the Ultimaker 3+ to our inventory; the most industrial-grade desktop 3D printer available. With its reliable dual extrusion and material-matching swappable print cores.

Beautiful timelapse of a 3D printed gas turbine jet engine model! The delicate turbine blades of this engine model are a perfect match for the 0.25mm nozzle in the Olsson Block. This nozzle lets you print smaller, finer detail than the stock 0.4mm nozzle.

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