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Stereolithography (SLA) is a laser based system that produces plastic parts great for concept models, master patterns, and tradeshow models.

Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) uses a high power laser to fuse small particles of powder. SLS is great for functional testing and low volume manufacturing.

ColorJet Printing Technology creates parts with crisply defined features, enhanced accuracy, and precise color, so you can print and evaluate physical models of design concepts.

The MultiJet Printing - ProJet® process uses dual material phase change technology to produce accurate parts with ultra-fine feature details. Excellent for mechanical design purposes.

Silicone Moulds or Cast Urethanes, all refer to a low volume production method that creates high quality, end use parts for prototyping purposes.


Stereolithography (SLA) is often considered the pioneer of the Rapid Prototyping industry, with the first commercial system introduced in 1988 by 3D Systems. The system consists of an Ultra-Violet Laser, a vat of photo-curable liquid resin, and a controlling system.

A platform is lowered into the resin (via an elevator system), such that the surface of the platform is a layer-thickness below the surface of the resin. The laser beam then traces the boundaries and fills in a two-dimensional cross section of the model, solidifying the resin wherever it touches. Once a layer is complete, the platform descends a layer thickness, resin flows over the first layer, and the next layer is built. This process continues until the model is complete.

Once the model is complete, the platform rises out of the vat and the excess resin is drained. The model is then removed from the platform, washed of excess resin, and then placed in a UV oven for a final curing. The stereolithography model is then finished by smoothing the "stair-steps."

  • Excellent for Fit and Form Testing
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Selective Laser Sintering

Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) uses a laser to sinter powder based materials together, layer-by-layer, to form a solid model. The system consists of a laser, part chamber, and control system.

The part chamber consists of a build platform, powder cartridge, and leveling roller. A thin layer of build material is spread across the platform where the laser traces a two-dimensional cross section of the part, sintering the material together. The platform then descends a layer thickness and the leveling roller pushes material from the powder cartridge across the build platform, where the next cross section is sintered to the previous. This continues until the part is completed.

Once the model is complete, it is removed from the part chamber and finished by removing any loose material and smoothing the visible surfaces.

  • Extremely Durable
  • Good Choice for high-heat & chemically resistant applications
  • Snap fits and living
ColorJet Printing - ZPrint

ColorJet Printing (CJP) is an additive manufacturing technology which involves two major components – core and binder. The Core™ material is spread in thin layers over the build platform with a roller. After each layer is spread, color binder is selectively jetted from inkjet print heads over the core layer, which causes the core to solidify. The build platform lowers with every subsequent layer which is spread and printed, resulting in a full-color three-dimensional model.

Whether printed with color or in standard white, parts can be additionally clear coated to add a hard smooth coating or wax coated to smooth out the surface finish.

  • Excellent for demonstration models, especially where color or labels are required to demonstrate final product.
MultiJet Printing - ProJet

MultiJet Printing Technology is a new Rapid Prototyping process that provides a quick turnaround for smooth, fully cured parts with ultra-fine feature details. The process consists only of UV bulbs and photopolymer materials.

MultiJet Printing - ProJet® machines fully cure each layer of super fine UV curable acrylic plastics and support materials using MultiJet Printing (MJP) Technology. Support material is easily separated from the part by a melting and washing process. No extra finishing treatments are needed.

Finished MJP parts can readily absorb paint and can also be machined, drilled, chrome-plated or used for direct casting patterns.

  • Ideal for functional testing, design communication, rapid manufacturing, rapid tooling and more.
Silicone Moulds

Silicone Moulds, Cast Urethanes, RTV Molding and Polyurethanes (Polys) all refer to a low volume production method that produces parts from a Polyurethane plastic material for Rapid Prototyping purposes.

These parts have material properties similar to production-like plastics. It is possible to make these parts appear just like hard tooled plastic parts through surface finish, color, accuracy, and material properties.

Silicone Moulds are ideal for marketing samples, test prototypes, or other situations where 1-100 pieces are required, but time and money do not allow a prototype injection-molded tool to be produced.

  • Show quality parts
  • Large part size capabilites
  • Ideal for simulating injection molded parts
CNC Milled Parts

CNC Machining is the process by which CNC equipment cuts away unwanted material from a solid block of material, leaving only the desired plastic or metal part.

CNC machined parts are optimal for one-off custom parts used as jigs or fixtures and are available in virtually any material directly from your 3D CAD data.

Why select the CNC Machined Part process? When you need to hold tight tolerance (+/- 0.003"), and when you MUST have your parts in a specific material, such as the production plastic or metal.

  • Widest choice of materials
  • Low per part cost for one-off production parts
Rapid Tooling

Rapid Injection Molding specializes in straight-pull, no-action injection molded parts made from common thermoplastic materials including ABS, Polycarbonate, Nylon, and more. Using your native 3D CAD data, Quickparts automates the programming of high-speed CNC equipment for cutting aluminum tools and inserts.

With press sizes ranging from 20 tons to 1,000+ tons, Quickparts can meet your injection molding part needs from 25 parts to high-volume production runs.

  • Widest choice of materials
  • Ideal for crash tests, shock tests, etc…
  • Pre-production before the arrival of the final parts
Rapid Foundry

Vacuum casting foundry is ideal for low volume metal parts where 1-50 pieces are required. This low-volume process provides complex metal prototype parts when milling is too difficult or too expensive to do.

The process of the vacuum casting foundry can be summarized as such:

Production of the pattern in wax with an RP machine, encapsulate the wax pattern in a ceramic mold under vacuum, melt out the wax model and heat treat the ceramic mold, cast metal under vacuum in the ceramic mold, remove ceramic from the metal part.

This method is limited to low-melt alloys such as Aluminum and Zamac.

  • Ideal for functional testing
  • Ideal for metal parts which cannot be milled due to their complexities

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