What's 3D Printing?
Mass production 3D Printing
In our production you can find innovative 3d printing equipment in such quantity that makes us one of the largest AM companies in Greece. In combination with traditional manufacturing methods (such as laser cutting, molding, CNC machining) we are able to produce what you want in quantity you want.
3D Printing Products
If you are a professional and you are looking to add 3d printing and 3d scanning technology in your business, we are here to help you choose the appropriate equipment. In this way you can avoid losing time and money in wrong choices and you are acquiring the right consultant for your everyday equipment usage.
Our staff with academic experience can provide you high quality training services. You can set all the specifications of the required training and you can rely on us for your knowledge gain in the world of 3d printing.
We want to be always by your side. Either you own some of our equipment or from other vendors and you need our help, we are always available for you. With utilization of such packages, you are always sure that your production lines will never stop.
Utilizing 3D Printing services you are able to produce anything you have imagined. This modern technology makes it possible to produce even the most complex geometries.
Along with the multitude of different prosthetic manufacturing technologies available (Additive Manufacturing) can be produced almost the entire range of plastics available (PLA, ABS, PET, PP, ASA, Polyamides-Nylon, TPU, PC, PEEK, PEI, etc.) as well as a very wide range of composite materials with additives glass-fibers, carbon fibers and nanomaterials (steel filled, wood filled, etc.).
In our labs you can find almost all available technologies of Additive Manufacturing, while our people will always be by your side so as to consult you regarding the choice of the best fitted technology and material for your project. Our engineers will help you either you are asking for a simple prototype or for a large mass production. Our purpose is always to deliver exactly what you imagined, manufactured in the optimum way for the requested application. Our equipment can provide manufacturing capabilities of up to 25 microns analysis.
Additive Manufacturing like all others manufacturing methods has its own “secrets”. In order to acquire the appropriate result for strength, finishing or other operational effective property of the part, you should have deep knowledge of the manufacturing method. We are here to guide you through this manufacturing “path” which exacerbate you imagination and your manufacturing capabilities.
Το πλαστικό αυτό είναι μία από τις πιο συνήθεις επιλογές για 3D Printing προτυποποίησης αλλά και άλλων εφαρμογών που δεν έχουν ιδιαίτερες απαιτήσεις σε μηχανικές και θερμικές καταπονήσεις. Το PLA αποτελεί ένα βιοδιασπώμενο πλαστικό που παράγεται από μη πετρελαιοειδή και εκτός των άλλων προτερημάτων αποτελεί και μία λύση αρκετά φιλική προς το περιβάλλον.
In most cases if the working temperature is going to be raised over 50oC, PLA manufactured parts are going to be deformed. In contrast PLA has a wide range of color to choose, and in this way PLA consists a very useful choice to prototypes, which are used to see the potential final result.
This plastic is widely known in many industrial applications. Such application is the automotive industry, where ABS is chosen as a material for many plastic parts. ABS is a material which even if the strength is not as high as we may wished, it has a very good performance in dynamic strains (where a more elastic performance is requested).
This material is also available in the market in a wide range of colors, but it is also a “hard to 3d print” material. This is mainly caused due to its shrinkage property which drives 3d printed parts to deformation (mainly “wrapping”).
One of the most widely known plastic materials as it is used in packaging of liquid foods such water bottles, juices etc. PET is a plastic material which will create no problem when it is utilized for food contact. Even if this matter of food contact safety, especially when parts are manufactured through 3d printing, is a special science, we will stay for now that food safe contact can be achieved through 3d printing under specific circumstances with utilization of PET-G.
In its pros we should add PET’s high mechanical performance, either in strength or in dynamical strains where a more elastic performance is required. Adding to all these above, its ease-of-use during 3d printing, PET is the most beloved choice for applications where mechanical and thermal strength is required.
Polypropylene consists a widely known material which is utilized in a many different implementations. Widely usage of PP conducts in food sector, as PP is one of the most known materials which is safe to food contact. Polypropylene’s mechanical performance, which could be described as viscoelastic, enhances the perfect response in applications where high dynamically loads are applied.
Thermal strength increases PP performance in food safety applications, as it could satisfactorily withstand temperatures close to 100oC. High shrinkage effect in temperatures changing makes PP a “hard to 3D print” material, which further demands a special setup in 3D printer.
Polyamides or as most known nylon materials are widely used in applications where high elastic behavior is required. Polyamides are met in a wide variety of grades like this of PA6, PA11 and PA12. Even if all grades are called nylons, their behavior may have crucial differences from grade to grade. Nylon has the ability to extend even at 700% of its initial length before the part is going to be broken.
This high elastic performance adds nylon to the best choice for applications where high dynamical forces are met. Even the strength of these materials is not the highest, with addition of fibers as filler, like glass-fiber or carbon fibers, new composites materials are gaining far more strength for “hard” applications.
This kind of plastic is for sure categorized in engineering grade plastic materials. Even if the processability in 3d printing is not the easiest part, as special 3d printing settings are required, PC’s performance under special applications is the one of the best. PC exhibits high strength behavior while strain elastic area is still high.
Even more, thermal performance of such material can withstand working temperatures that in many cases are driven over 100oC.
In this technology of 3d printing with the use of photopolymerization process, world of resins enables a wide range of selections. SLA procedure with the addition of materials’ technology used in this 3d print technology are creating solid parts able to operate in a huge range of applications. With such materials, that have excellent mechanical response and in addition perfect thermal behavior, user is able to produce parts for almost every application requested.
Some the available resins have excellent mechanical behavior (simulating performance of PP, ABS etc.), excellent thermal stability (even at temperatures of 270oC) but also the ability to implement such technology in bio-compatible medical applications.
Αποτελούν δύο από τα πλέον extreme διαθέσιμα υλικά τρισδιάστατης εκτύπωσης. Τόσο και το ΡΕΕΚ όσο και το ΡΕΙ (ή αλλιώς Ultem) είναι δύο πλαστικά με αντοχή που αγγίζει σχεδόν το 30% αυτής του αλουμινίου. Οι απαιτήσεις για την εκτύπωση των συγκεκριμένων υλικών είναι αρκετά υψηλής, με θερμοκρασίες 3D printing που αγγίζουν τους 410οC και με συνθήκες φούρνου (καθώς απαιτείται θερμαινόμενος θάλαμος).
Even the ease-of-use in 3d printing is not their best characteristic, in the field of mechanical and thermal performance will achieve an “excellent” grade. For this reason, when such materials are requested, this should be taken into account from designing procedure and a well experienced user is required for the manufacturing process.
Material Science has exhibited high development during last year, providing us a huge selection of composite materials with enough improvement in many properties. Either with addition of fibers, or with nano-additives, in the market you can find many materials improved for their properties or gained some new ones. In Get 3D we are developing in a research way such materials. In this way we fully understand the processing of composites materials and we are able to guide you for the right choice.
Through our guidance you will be able to integrate with materials that have improved mechanical, thermal and other performance, materials that exhibit different texture (like wood-filled, clay-filled etc.) but also with materials that may have acquired new properties such as water-solubility, electrical conductivity, anti-bacterial performance etc.