Precision Jig Manufacture
More and more of our clients are turning to 3D printed Jig solutions because the financial benefits fair outweigh production in aluminium or a similar alternative.
“There are a couple of reasons why we use SLS over machined aluminium. We can design complex SLS part and not be restricted by the limitation of standard machining. The cost of SLS printing is considerably cheaper than machining aluminium in-house when you factor in the following costs, raw material purchase and delivery, machining centre setup, machining centre programming, purchase of milling cutters, overheads, and wages.” Brushtec
Our Reverse Engineering service is for those who require a pre-existing item replicating. Reverse Engineering is a manual process where one of our skilled designers measures the item using specialised tools and creates a 3D printable CAD model from those measurements.
For mechanical components, Reverse Engineering is usually preferred over 3D scanning. If the original part is broken or worn, a 3D scanner will copy this into the 3D data, however compensations can be made when Reverse Engineering to counteract this. Also you have more flexibility with the final CAD model to make alterations to the final product.
What To Send Us:
- Rough estimated XYZ dimensions of the model you’d like to create.
- If the part exists already a picture of the part next to a ruler for scale reference makes quoting very easy.
- If the model does not already exist any sketches or even pictures of similar existing products will be helpful.