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Quickparts Manufacturing Process Comparison

Quickparts Manufacturing Process Comparison

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Process MFG Category Applications Instant Quoting Maximum Dimensions Layer Thickness Material Options Finish Options Lead Time Options Recommended Minimum Feature Size
Stereolithography (SLA) Additive Excellent for fit, form, and functional testing Design Verification models for appearance and proof-of-concept models

Best surface quality and highest resolution, ideal for trade show quality parts

High Precision and Accuracy

Easily finished and painted for demonstration/presentation models
Normal/Standard Res: 1500mm x 750mm x 550mm (59" x 29.5" x 21.5")

High Res: 380mm x 380mm x 254mm (15" x 15" x 10")
Normal/Standard Resolution:101.6µm (0.004")

High Resolution: 50.8µm (.002")
Accura 25 (ABS/PP-Like)
Accura Xtreme White
Accura Xtreme Grey (High-Impact ABS-Like)
Accura SL 7820 Black (ABS-Like)
Accura 60 (PC-Like)
Accura ClearVue (PC-Like)
Accura Bluestone (High-Temp ABS-Like)
Accura 48 (High-Temp PC-Like)
Natural Standard
Paint Ready
Painted
Quick Clear
Clearpart
Custom
As little as 2 days Normal/Standard Res: 635µm (0.025")

High Res: 254µm (0.010")
Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) Additive Ideal for durable, impact resistant, functional parts with a variety of applications

Capable of producing snap fits and living hinges

Excellent heat and chemically resistant
762mm x 508mm 508mm (30" x 20" x 20") 101.6µm (0.004") Duraform PA (Nylon)
Duraform GF (Glass-Filled Nylon)
Duraform HST (Composite/High Temperature)
Duraform EX Black (Durable Nylon)
Duraform EX Natural (Durable Nylon)
Duraform TPU (Elastomeric)
Standard Uncoated
Standard Coated
Paint Ready
Painted, Dyed
As little as 3 days 762µm (0.030")
Direct Metal Printing (DMP) Additive Perfect for complex metal parts that need to be manufactured quickly and accurately

Fully dense parts with excellent surface finish
269.24mm x 269.24mm x 400mm (10.6" x 10.6" x 15.7") Normal/Standard Res: 60µm (0.0024”)

High Res: 30µm (0.0012”)
Titanium (Ti6Al4V Grade 5)
Stainless Steel (316L)
Anodized
EDM
Grinding
Heat Treated
Milling
Polished
Turning
Welding
As little as 8 business days 254µm (0.010")
Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) Additive Excellent for demonstration models with full color printing.

Perfect for archiecture, consumer product design, healthcare, educational models, crystallography, medical teaching models and more
254mm x 381mm x 203.2mm (10" x 15" x 8") 101.6µm (0.004") VisiJet PXL Standard (With ColorBond Infiltration) Standard (5 -7 Days) 1524µm (0.060")
Figure 4 Additive The Figure 4 Standalone delivers ultra-high speed and accuracy, with a wide range of material choices and is ideal for low volume production and quick-turn prototyping. 124.46mm x 71.12mm x 195.58mm (4.9” x 2.8” x 7.7”)
Normal/Standard Res: 50.8µm (0.002")

High Res: 25.4µm (0.001")
PRO-BLK 10
TOUGH-BLK 20
MED-AMB 10
HI TEMP 300-AMB
Tough 60C White
High Temp 150C FR Black
Rigid White
Rubber 65A Black
Flex Black 20
Rubber Black 10
Rigid Grey
Natural
Standard
Paint Ready
Painted
Custom
As little as 24 hours 254µm (0.010")
(May vary due to geometry)
MJP Additive Concept modeling
Form/Fit testing
Functional Prototypes
Jigs/Fixtures
Eggshell Molding
11.6" x 8.3" x 5.6" 32 microns Engineering Class:
Visijet Armor
Visijet ProFlex

Rigid Class:
Visijet M2R-CL
Visijet M2R-TN
Standard As little as 2 days 254µm (0.010")
Cast Urethane Traditional Ideal for marketing samples

Production-like attributes (surface finish, color, accuracy & material properties)

Focus groups
Short-run production
Bridge to production
Viable production process for low volume, high value programs
NA ABS-Like
PE-Like
PP-Like
Elastomer (25A, 30A, 40A, 50A, 60A, 70A, 80A, 90A)
Clear
High-strength
High-temp ABS-Like
Custom (Glass Filled)
MRI Transparent
ABS-Like
FDA Approved Rigid
FDA Approved Elastomeric
UL94VO Polypropylene
UL94VO ABS-Like
Silicone
Functional
Show
Clear (Polished)
First article in as little as 6 days 635µm (0.025")
Injection Mold Tooling & Parts Traditional Pre-production and production applications

Functional, process validation and reliability testing
All available in the market All available for production 1-4 weeks DFM needed
Investment Casting Traditional Complex Casting Patterns - protoype and production

Viable production process for lower volume programs

Excellent for high volume production level components. Very beneficial when there are complex features that are better suited for casting.

Functional, process validation and reliability testing
Alternative to machined injection wax tooling

iterative design opportunities resulting in better time to market vs. traditional tooled parts

Excellent dimensional stability, especially in large part geometries

Casings, impellors, rotors
609.6mm x 609.6mm x 609.6mm (24'' X 24" X 24") SLA - .002, .004, .006 WAX - 16 or 42 microns SLA - Accura CastPro, Accura Fidelity (antimony free)
WAX - Visijet M2 Cast, Visijet M2 Industrial Cast
Stainless Steel
Low alloy steel.
Aluminum (AS7G60)
Carbon Steel
Cast iron
Copper
Zamak 12
SLA:
Level 1 - support removal, support bumps sanded, holes sealed, leak checked
Level 2 - Level 1 + build lines lightly sanded, clearcoat applied
Level 3 - Level 2 + surfaces sanded smooth, clearcoat applied

WAX:
Level 1 – supports intact, requires customer removal
Level 2 – Support removal, some evidence of build lines, some white discoloration may be visible
Level 3 – Support removal, build lines smooth, little to no white discoloration

Anodize
Heat Treated
Powder Coat
Paint
Nickel Plating
Tin Coating
Gold Plating
Silver Plating
Black Oxide
Chemical Conversion
as little as 2 days 254µm (0.010")
CNC Traditional Pre-production and production applications

Functional, process validation and reliability testing

Excellent for form, fit and function tests.

Best choice for tighter tolerances and/or surface finishes.

Most, material specific, finishes available for machined components.
Lathe Diameter: 203.mm (8")
Lathe Length: 609.6mm (24")

Mill X: 1016mm (40")
Mill Y: 533.4mm (21'')
Mill Z: 457.2mm (18'')
NA Aluminum (6000 series, 7000 series, 5000 series)
Brass (100, 200,300 series)
Bronze (900 series)
Copper (100,200 series)
Stainless steel (300 series, 400 series, 17-4)
Steel (1000 series, 1200 series, A36)
Steel Alloys (4000 series, 8000 series) Plastics (ABS, Delrin, Acrylic, G-10/FR4, HDPE, Nylon, Phenolic, Polycarbonate, Polypropylene, PTFE, PVC, Ultem, UHMW, Peek)
Anodize
Custom
Heat Treated
Natural
Standard
Paint Ready
Painted
Powder Coat
Nickel Plating
Tin Coating
Gold Plating
Silver Plating
Black Oxide
Chemical Conversion
3-15 days
Project Specific
>0.25mm (>0.0098")
Sheet Metal Traditional Pre-production and production applications

Functional, process validation and reliability testing
Excellent for thin simple parts, covers, and brackets with simple bends
1219.2mm x 12.19.2mm x 5.08mm (48'' X 48" X 0.200'') NA Aluminum
Brass
Bronze
Copper
Stainless Steel
Alloy Steel
Anodize
Heat Treated
Powder Coat
Paint
Nickel Plating
Tin Coating
Gold Plating
Silver Plating
Black Oxide
Chemical Conversion
1-4 weeks
Project Specific
>0.5mm (>0.0019")
Die Casting Traditional Pre-production and production applications

Functional, process validation and reliability testing

Excellent for large volume production, standard toleranced, metal components.
152.4mm x 152.4mm x 152.4mm (6" X 6" X 6") NA Aluminum
Zinc
Anodize
Paint
3-6 weeks
Project Specific
Project Specific
Process MFG Category Material Options Finish Options

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