3D Printing for Prototypes

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Print, test, refine, print – 3D printing makes creating a prototype quick and easy

3D printing for prototypes is a valuable tool for engineering and design companies, large and small businesses. With the increase in desktop 3D printing in recent years, the technology is becoming increasingly interesting for small businesses. But how do you get started? What sorts of prototypes can be produced? Can you do it yourself or should you get things 3D printed? And how can your company benefit from 3D printing prototyping?

Are you developing a proof-of-concept, working prototype? first prototypes often need refining and changing. Relying on using a tooling company, or even utilising your own heavy equipment for tooling, can add weeks and £££ to the process of creating a working prototype. You will often need to make minute changes after tooling and this can set the process back even further. If you have a desktop 3D printer, all these changes can be made instantly and the part printed quickly while you wait.

Rapid prototyping with 3D printing is the quick, easy, cost effective way to turn great ideas into successful products. Do you need concept modeling to put your newest ideas to the test? What about functional prototyping to gauge performance before committing to costly production tooling? Rapid prototyping solutions from will give you the flexibility to create, test and refine in ways you never thought possible so you can go to market faster than ever before.

At ORLIN Technologies, we regularly use our 3D printer to develop prototypes, including end-caps, moving parts and housing for small machines. Our printer sits neatly on the end of a desk, connected to a small laptop and it’s proving invaluable!

The SkyOne 3D printer is fast, compact and produces high quality products quickly and cost-effectively. SkyOne 3d printer has been specifically designed for 3D printing for prototypes with accurate, fast and low-cost production of parts.

Sky One has been designed as a universal machine, combining an easy-in-use 3D printer, engraver and milling CNC machines. This 3D printer is equipped with a detachable printing head, and has an optional engraver. The SCARA mechanics and removable table mean that Sky One is a compact size with a relatively large printing area for a 3D printer.

SkyOne offers precise, reliable and accurate repetition of printed objects thanks to its construction and high quality components. There are high precision, antibacklash gearheads and equalizing mechanism; there are no rubbing parts in the printer construction – all critical moving parts are metal and therefore hard-wearing and long-lasting.

You can purchase your SkyOne 3D Printer from ORLIN Technologies, and even arrange to view it in use before making the decision to purchase.

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