3D Printed Plastic Parts
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.
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.
3D Printer Capabilities
3D Printed Business CardsThe BRI 3D printer uses multiple resins to create detailed text and markings on parts.
Snap-Together BuckleUsing a polypropylene-like material, the 3D printer produces plastic parts that flex and snap similar to a molded part.
Preferred Model Formats
- SolidWorks - .sldprt
- Parasolid - .x_t
- STEP - .stp
- Stereolithography - .stl
3D Printing – Prototyping
3D Printing Services - Industrial, Commercial, Consumer Products
- Rapid Prototypes
- More Than 100 Plastic and Rubber Materials Simulated
- Fine Details – Up to 600dpi
- Large Build Area – 19.3x15.4x7.9in [490x390x200mm]
- Readily Painted for Injection Mold Look
- Design Testing
- High-Temperature Materials for Molds
- Reasonable cost vs. milling or casting