3DPRINTUK Showcasing Versatile 3D Printing Service at TCT 3SIXTY

As a leading UK specialist in low volume polymer part production using 3D printing, we are excited to be exhibiting at the upcoming TCT 3Sixty event at the NEC in Birmingham, 8-9 June 2022. At stand B65, the 3DPRINTUK team will be on hand to meet attendees and discuss ways in which 3D printing can be used as a viable production process to bridge the gap between prototyping and injection moulding.

We will also be able to demonstrate to attendees how we have refined our internal processes to ensure that we retain our number one status in the UK for the manufacture of prototype and production parts and components using 3D printing, with a wide range of parts on show.

From our front-end automated on-line ordering system, through the use of SLS and MJF 3D printing technologies to make parts, and then onto a full range of post-processing technologies, we have invested in best-in-class solutions, which when combined with our unrivalled in-house expertise mean that our customers get the highest quality parts cost-effectively and in a timely fashion.

3DPRINTUK Industrial 3D Printers for Low Volume Production

Ahead of the show, we are also inviting attendees to bring along details of specific applications so that they can talk to us to assess how 3D printing can be beneficial in terms of time-to-market and cost competitiveness.

Events like TCT 3Sixty provide us with a valuable opportunity to show just how versatile and compelling 3D printing is as a prototyping and production technology. For production, 3D printing exhibits a number of advantages when compared to legacy processes such as injection moulding, perhaps the most important being the added flexibility it allows in design. 3D printing can make components of a geometric complexity either impossible or disproportionately expensive to achieve using injection moulding, and so stimulates innovation and allows design engineers to continually push the envelope.

3D printing also promotes what can be called the consolidation of complexity, the technology combining parts and features in one build that would otherwise have to be post-processed or assembled using conventional injection moulding and allied technologies. Also, 3D printing requires no tooling and is agile which facilitates quick production turnaround. With 3D printing, part cost is not connected with part complexity. As soon as complexity is introduced to an injection moulded part, the requirement is for more and more expensive mould tools, which leads to an exponential increase in costs until part production is no longer viable. At 3DPRINTUK we have the knowledge and expertise to exploit all of these technology advantages on your behalf, and would be delighted to discuss opportunities with you at the event.

If you’re heading to the NEC for TCT 3SIXTY, be sure to stop by and see us.