When Material Stability and Long-Term Performance is Paramount
The majority of today’s consumer products — and many commercial ones — are composed of thermoplastics. When designing a new product, engineers can best predict its end performance by prototyping with a material as similar to it as possible. That’s why 3D printing with thermoplastics is so widely practiced.
Using FDM® (fused deposition modeling) machines, engineers have the option of making parts with the most commonly used thermoplastics, such as ABS, polycarbonate, a variety of blends, as well as engineered thermoplastics for aerospace, medical, automotive, electronic and other specialty applications. When using 3D printing for the production of finished goods, using a thermoplastic is all the more important, and it may be the only choice for many applications.
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Javelin’s Stratasys and Desktop Metal 3D printing solutions empower manufacturers to reduce investment and part costs, maximize assembly line efficiency, and reduce the weight of production tools — to stay one step ahead of industry challenges.
We can help you to support lean manufacturing strategies with 3D printers that can create your manufacturing tools on demand. Custom tools built directly from CAD can be ready for use in as little as a day.
Plus you can create the perfect tool for the job, even if it’s hollow, contoured, customized or otherwise too complex for traditional tool-production processes like CNC machining.
Typical 3D Printing Applications
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