Find out more about our manufacturing processes below
Fused Deposition Modelling
Very similar the the most common FDM material- ABS. Except ASA is UV stabilised and can handle being used outdoors for long periods before becoming brittle.
ASA can be solvent sealed, meaning parts can be made waterproof if desired. There is also a wide range of colours available. Check out the quoting page for all the available colour options.
ESD – ABS
Electrostatic Discharge Safe (ESD) Materials are semi-conductive, these materials are used especially in electronics manufacturing for jigs and fixtures. Our ESD ABS is a high grade material that gives the correct resistance for Electrostatic dissipation.
Use ESD – ABS for water based conformal coating, See our ESD – PET material for Solvent based coatings
ESD – PET
Electrostatic Discharge Safe (ESD) Materials are semi-conductive, these materials are used especially in electronics manufacturing for jigs and fixtures. Our ESD PET is a high grade material that gives the correct resistance for Electrostatic dissipation.
Use ESD – PET for Solvent based conformal coating, See our ESD – ABS material for water based coatings
General purpose SLA resin
This is our most economic material, it comes in three colours: black, white, and semi-transparent. The clear when polished, becomes almost glass-like. This material is similar to acrylic and will be suitable for many prototyping applications, it is however more brittle than our ABS like and glass filled material
A great SLA material with high stiffness and amazing toughness.
This is a very useful material (and our most popular) it’s like a glass filled ABS and has good surface finish.
It holds its shape better that general purpose SLA materials, that can move out of shape in transit if there are thin walls over large spans.
Rigid 10K – (ultra glass filled SLA)
This is a impressive SLA material, heavily glass filled for even more rigidity than our “rigid 4000” material.
This material van be post treated to increase stiffness and temperature resistance up to 200 degC (depending on forces involved)
This is a very useful material when you need something rigid and temperature resistant.
Multijet (or Polyjet) Printing
Two-part Resin Casting
The vacuum casting we offer for rigid parts always starts with a polyurethane base. Usually it’s mixed with additives to change it’s properties, however it is possible to use plain polyurethane which gives a translucent finish as seen on the left.
The great surface finish and strength makes vacuum casting a perfect choice for final prototypes, prior to injection moulding or low volume production.
We frequently cast silicone parts for custom seals and gaskets, but there is a wide variety of hardness’s available. Anything from the softness of a jelly baby right through to the hardness of a car tyre, (Shore 30 – 95A hardness)
The level of detail matches that of an injection moulded part.