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What is Additive manufacturing ?

Additive manufacturing (AM), also known as 3D printing, is a transformative approach to industrial production that enables the creation of lighter, stronger parts and systems. Additive manufacturing uses data computer-aided-design (CAD) software or 3D object scanners to direct hardware to deposit material, layer upon layer, in precise geometric shapes. As its name implies, additive manufacturing adds material to create an object. By contrast, when you create an object by traditional means, it is often necessary to remove material through milling, machining, carving, shaping or other means.

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Methods Of ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

  • Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) –
    It is a 3D-Printing Process which uses filaments of thermoplastic materials.
    Available Materials – PEEK, PEKK, ULTEM, GF- PEEK, PSU etc.
    Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM)

  • Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) –
    3D – Printing Process using laser technology to selectively sinter the thermoplastic materials in powder form.
    Available Materials – Nylon, GF-Nylon Equivalent materials.
    Selective Laser Sintering (SLS)

  • Stereolithography Apparatus (SLA) –
    The process of polymerization of photo polymer resins in liquid form.
    Available Materials – ABS Equivalent, PC Equivalent for Transparent requirements , Rubber, Jewelry Wax.
    	Stereolithography Apparatus (SLA)

  • Vacuum Casting (VC) –
    Vacuum Casting is a silicone molding process in which a mould is made from Silicone and same can be used for short batch productions.
    Available Materials – PU ABS, PU PP, PU PC, PU Rubber, PU ABS+PC .
    Vacuum Casting (VC)

  • Block Machining –
    It is a 3D-Printing Process which uses filaments of thermoplastic materials.
    Available Materials – ABS, PMMA, Aluminum.
    Block Machining