From Goop to Gadget

Using our state of the art 3D printer which utilizes Continuous Liquid Interface Production (CLIP), watch us go from goop to gadget as we produce parts in Flexible Polyurethane. FPU is a semi-rigid material with good impact, abrasion and fatigue resistance. It brings a toughness that lets parts withstand repetitive stresses such as hinging mechanisms and friction fits.

3D part-making requires a precise sequence of actions. For this project, we developed the mechanical design here in-house. After the parts were designed, our 3D printing technician took over, prepping the build layout and readying the FPU resin for the machine. The printing process took about two hours, and after that the parts get a shake-bath to clean off left over resin. The final step is a thermal curing process that yields the mechanical properties of isotropic, injection-molded parts.

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Reach out to us about your project. We're engineers and we love to get into the details!

Reach out to us about your project. We're engineers and we love to get the details!

For fabrication requests, we will need the following details to provide cost estimates for you:

  • 3D CAD model available?
  • Drawing or PMI on model to convey desired feature tolerances available?
  • Desired material, special finishes/coatings, etc?
  • Quantity needed and desired delivery date?

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