What is 3D Printing?
3D printing is a type of additive manufacturing by which a digital file is translated into a physical object by a 3D printer. The design is defined by a CAD file. The object is made by building up multiple layers of material.
A variety of materials can be used for 3D printing, and different 3D printers build objects in different ways.
3D printer is unlike of the common printers. On a 3D printer the object is printed by three dimension. A 3D model is built up layer by layer. Therefore the whole process is called rapid prototyping or 3D printing.
3D printing services have become increasingly popular in recent years as an easy, cost effective solution to create real parts from 3D CAD data. These manufacturing technologies produce custom parts by accurately “printing” layer upon layer of plastic or metal material until a 3D form is created. Additive manufacturing technologies can quickly create tangible parts that allow individuals to touch, feel and assess their design.
A number of material options are available including nylon, flexible and rigid prototyping plastic, metal and thermoplastics. Each material and technology was hand selected and researched to perfectly fit within certain niches and meet our customer’s demanding requirements. With such a wide range of materials available, 3D printed parts can be used for everything from a cosmetic architectural model to a functional racecar component. Nearly every industry has utilized 3D printing technologies due to their quick turnaround time and ability to produce stunning models that stay within your budget. Typical applications for additive manufacturing include conceptual models, ergonomic studies, visual analysis, form-fit-and-function testing, engineering evaluation and functional testing.
Mavtech s.r.l. provides 3D printing services for UAV parts and components, including CAD file processing and material selection. Competitive quotations are provided upon request.