Delivering high accuracy castings with ultra-fine detail
Our investment cast rapid prototyping capability enables the creation of 3-dimensional parts through an additive, layer-by-layer build process. Due to the way the material is added by a precise computer guided applicator, the technique is often referred to as 3D printing.
Working with STL or SLC models, we can deliver a physical metal investment cast prototype part to our customers within 5 days. This affords designers and engineers the ability to have actual components to test and validate their design fit.
Our 3D prototyping capability, coupled with our investment casting process, delivers high accuracy castings with ultra-fine detail and smooth surface finish. Rapid prototype components can also be CNC machined as required.
Sylatech can offer its customers a cost-effective rapid prototyping solution. Whereas the tooling process would take about 3-4 weeks to complete, a 3D print can be undertaken within a matter of hours. The 3D printing process is popular with Sylatech’s customers due to the flexibility that it affords in the product design lifecycle. Thanks to 3D printing, engineers can now have their designs transformed into a metal part within a number of days.
- Accelerated placement of tooling orders
- Reduced level of tooling modifications
- Flexibility in the product design lifecycle
- Time and cost savings
By 3D printing prototypes, customers have seen the requirement for tool modifications fall to less than 5%. Customers have an accelerated placement of tooling orders for production and a reduced level of tooling modifications.
"We can use a 3D printed model for the creation of sample parts directly in our foundry process, without having to invest in tooling to create wax patterns. Through 3D printing we can significantly speed up our sampling process – clients can now get a prototype metal part in just five days!"
Gordon Gunn, Commercial Director at Sylatech
Should you require further information, please do not hesitate to telephone us on +44 1751 432 355.