3D printing is an additive process that creates shapes by layering material, usually plastic powder, resin, or wire filament. This printing process can make anything from prototypes of product designs to end-use production parts for machinery. Mack Prototype, located in Gardner, MA, is here to help clients with their 3D printing needs. 3D printers come in all shapes and sizes, but they are typically big and costly machines that are difficult to learn. We solve this problem with our rapid prototyping process using industrial 3D printing equipment to help engineers and companies make parts without investing hundreds of thousands of dollars in facilities, equipment, and material.
Rapid prototyping offers several benefits over traditional manufacturing methods. 3D printing can be faster, easier, and less expensive than conventional methods because it does not require tooling. New 3D Printing Technologies like Carbon DLS and HP Multi-Jet Fusion 3D printing produce better more consistent parts, making it ideal for Fortune 500 businesses and start-up companies. 3D printing is also used to support traditional processes with the printing of production assembly fixtures, tooling inserts for injection molding, and master patterns for urethane castings using technologies like FDM. 3D Printing produces parts for various industries including transportation, defense & aerospace, medical, industrial, robotics, and consumer goods. There are multiple different forms of 3D printing to consider:
- Carbon DLS: 3D printed items have a smooth finish from engineering-grade materials. Fused Deposition Modeling: Thermoplastic filaments create low-cost prototypes, jigs & fixtures, and production parts.
- HP Multi Jet Fusion: Fast printing option to create production parts out of thermoplastic powders.
- Stereolithography: The original method of 3D printing, creates fit & function models with accuracy.
- Selective Laser Sintering: Thermoplastic powders create strong parts.
The world is changing, and it’s changing quickly with the growth of technology. Many of the things we buy, use, and produce are now made with 3D printers, saving time and money. But when you need a part or an object that needs to be customized for your business or specific needs, where do you turn? You could make one yourself (and many people do), but that requires time, equipment, and materials—none of which may be readily available to you on short notice. The fact is there are many good reasons to choose a professional rapid prototyping service instead of attempting it on your own.
3D printing services from Mack Prototype produce quality parts quickly and affordably through our shop-on-demand model, which means there is no lengthy waiting for a quote. Our technicians are available every day to answer any questions or concerns you may have from start to finish. We can even help you with design and prep work if that’s the service you’d like, ensuring you end up with the prototype you desire thanks to 3D printing.
Mack Prototype can help with 3D printing. Using our high-quality printers and years of experience, Mack Prototype can provide you with a high-resolution 3D model that meets your exact specifications quickly and easily. We understand that time is money in business, so we offer quick turnaround times without sacrificing the quality or accuracy of our 3D prototypes.