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3D Printing Service

Three-dimensional printing, also known as 3D printing is where materials are positioned layer by layer by the use of CAD or CAM until it is shaped into a three-dimensional piece. It is one of the additive processes, the opposite of the subtractive process where a material is drilled or cut.  

3D printers are able to manufacture parts using an array of materials, they can be metal materials, plastic materials, ceramics, polymers, and glass. Other machinists also say that 3D printers can use comestibles like chocolate, yogurt, and cheese. 3D printing processes may also create prototypes.

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HDC 3D Printing Service

Dealing with our 3D printing service means allowing several advantages and benefits that may apply to your project. It can produce rapidly and is ideal for prototyping, we can also execute and apply design changes faster than any other process, and it is also practical to use 3D printing and is also considered economical. 

HDC has different types of  3D printing like sintering, melting, and stereolithography. Our team is also capable of doing various processes of 3D printing like sheet lamination, material jetting, powder bed fusion, material extrusion, binder jetting, etc. 

Our 3D printing service can do parts with extra intricacy at no added cost. Your custom parts will always be welcome with us, our engineers will guide you and be with you along the whole process, end-to-end. Also, with regards to your component’s additional durability, we offer surface treatments like anodizing, heat treating, passivating, polishing, and many more. 

Still confused about the machining processes you need for your projects? Have it consulted with HDC now and receive a quote within 24 hours. 

 

Why choose HDC?

Like what our clients said “we can always rely on HDC”, we are a team of professionals that are concerned not only with your components but also with their longevity and your safety while using our manufactured parts. We have never encountered anyone that rated us lower than five stars. 

Preferring HDC’s 3D print8ing service is a practical choice, as it is within competitive pricing and little to no material is getting useless or wasted. Our designers and engineers can easily turn your ideas into a 3D model or imitation of a part. 

Regardless of what application your part is intended for, we can manufacture it seamlessly and rapidly. We are producing 3D printed parts for furniture, medical, automotive, aerospace, industrial and consumer products, construction, architectural, and other possible applications and industry you may think of. 

HDC’s experts offer consultation regarding your part. We also have various selections for shipment, payment methods, and trade terms. Here in our company, we have courier, sea shipping, and air shipping. Our payment methods are attainable with Paypal, T/T, and L/C, while trade terms are available in FOB, CFR, and DDP.

HDC has been so diligent to raise as we want to help many people to have the greatest components for their special projects. Now that we are one of the best suppliers and an ISO9001 certified company, we believe that we can do more and serve more people around the globe. HDC is humbly thankful for every trust and friendship that we have built throughout the years with our clients. 

3D Printing Service FAQS

Nowadays, the market for 3D printing has been on a continuous uphill. However, not a lot of businesses and companies are open to it – let alone, not many businesses are even aware of it! Here at HDC Manufacturing, we capitalize on our skill and overall knowledge in our 3D printing services to help you companies and businesses in terms of producing specific parts they need via 3D printing!

In this guide, though, we’ll give you a comprehensive take on 3D printing services that you ought to know before you actually place an order from a supplier or a manufacturer!

What is 3D Printing?

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As a company known for subtractive manufacturing, 3D printing is the complete opposite of it. 3D printing, in the simplest and easiest terms, is an additive manufacturing procedure that’s used to create 3-dimensional objects rooted in a digital or an intangible source.

Instead of using heavy-duty auxiliary machines and equipment, 3D printing is done using 3D printers and typically uses resin for industrial and commercial applications and PLA for home and residential applications.

The process is simple – the program is set to the correct patterns and movements, and once done, the material is loaded into the 3D printer, and the program is followed. Depending on the complexity of the product, each 3D printed part or component can take a long time.

What Types of 3D Printing Services Can You Get?

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Since its rise in demand, various types and kinds of 3D printing services have been brought to life. However, the most common ones are:

Stereolithography (SLA)

SLA is known and dubbed as the original industrial 3D printing process. They are often used for smoothening surfaces out, improving tolerances to make them tighter, and producing parts that have intricate details.

PolyJet

PolyJet is one of the most complex types of 3D printing services as it’s able to fabricate and manufacture parts that have multiple properties – whether it’s with the design or the color.

Digital Light Processing (DLP)

DLP is almost similar to SLA – the only difference would be in terms of the technology used. The former uses a digital light projector screen, while the latter utilizes UV lasers.

Selective Laser Sintering (SLS)

Lastly, SLS is a 3D printing category that helps out in melting nylon-based powders, turning them into solid, formed and shaped plastic.

NOTE: Other than plastic 3D printing, there are also metal 3D printing processes and categories, too! For metal 3D printing, DMLS or Direct Metal Laser Sintering and EBM or Electron Beam Melting are two (2) of the primary processes.

What Are the Most Common Materials 3D Printed?

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3D printing is such a vague and vast topic, and therefore, you’ll find a heap of different products manufactured and produced via 3D printing. In commonplace in our business, though, the most common 3D printed materials are those that are used in:

  • Medical and Medicinal Industries
  • Ship, Shipyard, and Marine Sectors
  • Alternative Automotive and Aerospace Parts and Components
  • Home Appliance Parts and Components
  • Furniture and Casings
  • Wax Castings
  • And Many More!

NOTE: The capabilities and capacities of 3D printing is limitless. Since you can produce and manufacture multi-dimensional products, you simply have to get a draft or a program that you want to produce, send that to a 3D printing service company, and then they can create it for you.

What Materials Can You 3D Print?

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There is a wide variety of raw products and materials you can use for 3D printing. Over time, manufacturers have adapted using many different raw products and materials, too.

Here are a few of the most common materials that are used for 3D printing.

  • Plastic (Thermoplastics)
  • Powders
  • Metal and Steel
  • Carbon Fiber
  • Nitinol
  • Resins
  • Paper
  • Graphene and Graphite

So far, these are the materials that frequent 3D printing machines simply because of how easy and convenient they are in terms of production and machinability.

What Are the Advantages of 3D Printing?

3D printing is such a necessity, especially for some companies and businesses. In fact, it is so useful and beneficial that it actually has a ton of positives, they include:

  • Cost effectiveness
  • Faster and more urgent design and production
  • Flexible and more complex designs available
  • Prototyping is fast and rapid
  • Access is easy
  • Waste is minimized
  • The parts and components that are going to be manufactured are accurate and precise
  • And many more

You will be able to find a lot more other advantages and benefits to 3D printing when you get the service out for yourself!  

Are There Disadvantages to 3D Printing?

3D printing is not always rainbows and butterflies, in fact, it is the other way around! Along with its beneficial and advantageous aspects, you will also be able to find several cons and disadvantages to it, too – they include:

  • The material selection is limited
  • If the designs are inaccurate, it needs to be settled from the very beginning
  • The size of the projects are restricted – they can’t be too big
  • There will be less jobs for people, especially workers and operators in the manufacturing sector

Where Can You Get High-Quality 3D Printing Services?

We here at HDC Manufacturing just recently had our 3D printing services. As a company focused in subtractive manufacturing and production, 3D printing is something that we are not pioneers of. So, what we did was we hired and got in partnership with people, experts, and professionals when it came to 3D printing services!

Having 50+ years of combined experience in 3D printing, our engineers and experts can help you in manufacturing whatever 3D printed part or component you need for your business! It can be any shape, any form, and any material so long as it’s possible to be 3D printed!

3D printing is one of the best and most reliable resource we have, but other than that, you can also bank and count on us when it comes to laser cutting services, CNC rapid prototyping, 5-axis CNC machining services, and many more!

Reach out to us and we’ll be more than happy to send a free calculation or quotation over!

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