meltd3d currently supports three print technologies, each offering manufacturing capability to best suit the end product. All our printers are industrial machines with the highest reliability, repeatability and quality of parts produced.
Stereolithography (SLA) – complex plastic parts in a variety of engineering plastics. This process really opens up the geometric possibilities with real functional capabilities.
Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF) – medium complexity parts with a wide range of engineering and general plastics. The rapid prototyping favourite. We use dual head machines meaning specific application of a second material type or colour can be incorporated.
Continuous Filament Fabrication (CFF) – medium complexity parts with true engineered applications. Continuous filaments of carbon, Kevlar or glass fibre are incorporated throughout, or in specific regions of the part combined with a base material of Nylon or Onyx provide exceptional strength and durability. Parts produced by the CFF process are comparable to that of 6061 aluminium… without the geometric constraints and lead times of traditionally machined or cast parts.
Both FFF and CFF processes allow the possibility for insertion of non printed components such as bearings, bushes and metallic threads that can be encapsulated.
Were happy to advise, but please click on the links above for each technology to find out more…