3D Printed Plastic Parts


BRI 3-D printer
3D printing, the technology everyone is talking about, is at your service at Blue Ridge Industries. Our 3D printer offers a wide range of options for quickly fabricating highly detailed, parts and assemblies. A 3D model on your computer screen is a nice picture, but a real part in hand lets you truly understand the feel and function.

Our Connex 500 polyjet 3D printer can simulate more than 100 material properties, including rigid acrylic, tough ABS, all-purpose PP, and rubber elastomers. By combining materials, text and different colored details can be added, and even parts with a rubber over mold can be generated. BRI’s 3D printer has a large build area, 19.3x15.4x7.9 inches [490x390x200mm], which can produce a large part or hundreds of small parts.

Prototyping: Quickly fabricate a plastic part that looks and feels like the molded part.

Short-run Production: In the past, if only 50 or 100 plastic parts were needed, it meant expensive machining or a costly injection mold. With the 3D printer, functional plastic parts can be produced at a reasonable cost.

Design Testing: Fabricate a whole part or just a section of a part to test fit and function of the design. By simulating the actual plastic properties, flex, strength, and snaps can be tested.

Marketing Models: Before building an injection mold, take product models to trade shows and customers for feedback. Parts built by the 3D printer can be readily finished and painted to match the appearance and feel of injection molded plastic.

Fixtures and Tooling: 3D printed parts can also function as fixtures and tooling in your facility. The 3D printer can produce elaborate geometries, integral assemblies, built-in gaskets, and temporary molds.

3-D Printed Products

3D Printed Business Card
3D Printed Business Cards
The BRI 3D printer uses multiple resins to create detailed text and markings on parts.
Production Fixtures
Production Fixtures
Quickly fabricate a large quantity of fixtures.
Knobs
Knobs
3D printing provides functional parts to replace a single knob or provide a short-run production alternative to molding.
Spring
Spring
ABS-like material simulates the strength and flexibility of actual material.
Dinosaur Head
Dinosaur Head
Demonstrates the 3D printer’s ability to generate a detailed, organic appearance.
Snap-Together Buckle
Snap-Together Buckle
Using a polypropylene-like material, the 3D printer produces plastic parts that flex and snap similar to a molded part.
Precision Model
Precision Model
The 3D printer has the precision to fabricate walls less than 0.030inch [0.76mm] thick.
Medical Sharps Lid
Medical Sharps Lid
With a 19.3x15.4x7.9-inch build area, the 3D printer can produce a range of full-size parts and assemblies to test and demonstrate designs.