ITC’s 3D Printing service allows companies to create products quickly and easily. Commonly known as rapid prototyping, 3D printing simplifies and accelerates the process of creating prototypes and finished goods. This additive manufacturing technology can be of benefit to companies of all sizes.
How does our 3D printer work?
Beginning with computer-aided design (CAD) data, a toolpath is determined and sent to the 3D printer. The printer extrudes and deposits molten thermoplastic in layers to build the part from the bottom up. This is known as fused deposition modeling (FDM). The video below shows our 3D printing process.
3D Printing has multiple benefits
- helps companies and researchers explore design alternatives
- allows designers to focus on the form and function of a part rather than manufacturability
- creates unique and complex parts otherwise difficult to produce using traditional methods
- creates prototypes
- manufactures custom jigs and fixtures
- allows low-volume or specialty production parts
- provides an alternative for machining/milling difficult pieces
3D printing options:
- Interior: Solid Fill, Sparse Fill, or Double-Dense Sparse Fill
- Printing Area: 16”x14”x16” (Width/Depth/Height)
ITC uses a Stratasys Fortus 400mc and Insight software.