Rapid Prototyping & 3D Printing

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Rapid protoyping is a relatively new concept and, at its core, is the process of creating a small, scale model of a physical part or assembly allowing for a functional evaluation of an engineering product's design. Our rapid prototyping services are made using three-dimensional computer aided design (CAD) data. Construction of the part or assembly is usually completed using 3D printing or "additive layer manufacturing" technology. Over the last couple of decades additive manufacture has moved from a specialised activity understood by a few to a mainstream process.


Nordell offer 3D printing services through our Nordell Xiamen office in China providing a quick method to evaluate a new design before manufacturing the tool.  3D Printing is a Low-cost method of producing moulds compared to conventional techniques, offering a flexible and efficient solution, and reducing the time it takes to design and move to production. 3D printed moulds are much cheaper to make than conventional moulds, without the relatively high upfront cost however are only suitable for low to medium volume production. If higher commercial volumes are forecast, we would recommend a modular tooling option or for high volume, mass production then conventional tooling is required.


To find out more about Rapid Prototyping and 3D Printing contact technicalenquiry@nordell.co.uk

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