Monthly Archives: December 2012

26 12, 2012

Not All 3D Prototype Companies Are Equal

2016-03-08T20:58:43+00:00 December 26th, 2012|Uncategorized|

When searching for a 3D Prototype company, it may be tempting to choose the cheapest company possible. Each runs on the same basic principle of creating prototypes, one layer at a time -- right? While this may be true, all prototype companies are not equal. Many companies use cheaper material and less reliable processes for [...]

26 12, 2012

Create Assemblies and Tradeshow Models

2016-03-08T21:00:41+00:00 December 26th, 2012|Uncategorized|

Many companies sell products or services that can't easily be transported to trade shows. For example, builders can't always bring an entire model home to a show. They can bring a miniature, 3D model, though, and often this is more effective than photographs and blueprints, since the layout can be visualized in 3D. 3D Prototype [...]

26 12, 2012

Are You Using the Correct Terminology?

2016-03-09T13:16:14+00:00 December 26th, 2012|Uncategorized|

People often mistakenly use the term SLA (Stereolithography) when they are actually talking about rapid prototyping. While this isn't the biggest issue (it's similar to referring to a general product by a brand name, instead) it can create confusion with printing companies who are trying to give you a quote. SLA is one type of [...]

18 12, 2012

Rapid Printing Doesn’t Have to Mean Lower Quality

2020-03-25T16:17:29+00:00 December 18th, 2012|Uncategorized|

3D Prototype understands the importance of high quality and testable prototypes. They also understand that life doesn't always follow a convenient schedule because prototypes are often needed last minute. With most companies, customers with last minute prototypes will find the only options available are of low quality and cheaply made. To help make your life [...]

18 12, 2012

Why is Nylon Material the Best for Rapid 3D Prototype Printing?

2016-03-09T13:21:37+00:00 December 18th, 2012|Uncategorized|

From conception to implementation, a successful prototype can make or break a first impression. The best prototype will be sturdy, professional, and will work as a good representation of the finished product. Whether you are creating a mock up to streamline your design or you are using it as a sample to sell your idea, [...]

18 12, 2012

Flex Plastic Offers More Flexible Alternatives to Nylon

2020-03-25T16:17:29+00:00 December 18th, 2012|Uncategorized|

To meet customer demand, we are now offering 3D prototype printing with Flex Plastic. While our durable nylon is flexible enough to withstand rigorous testing, it may still be too rigid for some applications. Finding a product that is both flexible and tear resistant is one of the biggest challenges for any manufacturer of plastic [...]

14 12, 2012

More Innovation in Less Time

2016-03-09T13:34:05+00:00 December 14th, 2012|Uncategorized|

As you have already heard from us, 3D prototypes are more realistic than on-screen previews, incredibly durable, and realistic enough to actually test, but there are a few benefits we haven't discussed yet: Being able to come up with a design, rapidly print a prototype and field test it with target groups or pitch it [...]

14 12, 2012

Medical Models Made to Scale

2020-03-25T16:17:29+00:00 December 14th, 2012|Uncategorized|

Whether you need a model of a bone to teach a class of medical students, or you need a reconstruction of a broken bone for an advanced medical reconstruction case, 3D Prototype has you covered. Our 3D printing experts are able to print accurate, intricately detailed models that are exact copies of the CT or [...]

5 12, 2012

Scaled down models

2020-03-25T16:17:29+00:00 December 5th, 2012|Uncategorized|

Our 3D Rapid Prototyping process works off of a three-dimensional CAD (Computer Aided design) file in order to correctly render and produce our prototypes, which means that if a fairly large prototype design is scaled down correctly using the right ratios, we have the potential to realize a much larger model on very small scale. [...]

5 12, 2012

The Basics of creating a 3D Prototype

2019-05-17T15:11:41+00:00 December 5th, 2012|Uncategorized|

Although the technology behind the technique is fairly advanced, the actual process is relatively easy to explain, even without the aid of a 3D model as a visual tool.  The basics behind the SLS (Selective Laser Sintering) method all hinge on the fact that each prototype is composed of thousands upon thousands of layers that measure [...]