3D Printing / Additive Manufacturing

Mack Prototype utilizes the latest additive manufacturing technologies to print complex prototypes and low-volume production.


What is 3D Printing / Additive Manufacturing?

3D printing is the process of creating a physical three-dimensional object by depositing material layer by layer using a 3D CAD model until the part is complete. 3D printing, also called Additive Manufacturing, has been used for more than 30 years to create rapid prototypes, master patterns for casting, and production end use parts. Within the last 5 years, production applications have increased for bridge and low-volume production due to the need for shorter development cycles, shorter lead times for products and custom batch production builds. New manufacturing technologies like HP Multi Jet Fusion and Carbon Digital Light Synthesis improve printed part quality, which coupled with advancements in CAD software and engineered materials, allow customers to meet these new production demands.

At Mack Prototype, we offer a wide range of 3D printing and additive manufacturing production technologies to support our customers’ needs involving prototyping, bridge production, and low volume production. Each 3D printing technology is different, and each offers unique solutions depending on your requirements. Our team will review the part requirements and supply the best solution based on your budget, timeline, quantity, material, finish, and quality requirements.

Carbon DLS

Great for prototypes and end-use production parts with a smooth finish, fully dense prints, and engineering-grade materials ranging from elastic to rigid.

Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM)

A low–cost option for prototypes, production parts, jigs, and fixtures using thermoplastic filament materials to create strong parts.

HP Multi Jet Fusion (MJF)

A fast option to print batch production parts using thermoplastic powders to create strong parts. No supports are required, and parts print isotropically.

Stereolithography (SLA)

Original prototype 3D printing process. Great for low-cost design models, fit & function models, master patterns, and show models which ease finishing & painting.

Selective Laser Sintering (SLS)

Another option for prototyping and production pieces using thermoplastic powders to create strong parts.