Production Parts

3D printing, excels in creating custom or limited-run parts. Eliminating the need for traditional tooling, offering cost-effective, complex designs with built-in features like threads and grooves. This flexibility allows for strong, lightweight, and bespoke parts tailored to various applications, ensuring immediate functionality and durability.

Ultimate flexibility

The flexibility of 3D printing enables full customisation of production runs, Graphite can build in part volumes of 1 to 10000. 

Bolt on ready parts

We can build parts in exceptionally strong and light materials with excellent definition. You can design in functionality from the start, building features such as screw threads, oil ways and sealing grooves into the component, and eliminating the need for post machining processes. We can also seal parts to make them airtight, chemical or water-resistant.

The flexibility of 3D printing allows designers a lot of freedom and enables them to build bespoke versions of parts for different applications or markets.

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Functional Prototypes

Building a functional prototype is crucial before mass production. 3D printing enables cost-effective design reviews and tweaks. It offers various materials to mimic end-use products, allowing full functionality testing of parts or complete designs.

3D printing excels in producing customized or limited-run parts and products. This digital manufacturing method eliminates the need for traditional tooling and setup, potentially reducing costs through added complexity or lower part count. We create strong, lightweight parts with high definition and built-in functionality, such as screw threads and sealing grooves, eliminating post-processing. The technology offers design flexibility for bespoke versions across various applications, enabling airtight or resistant parts.

To form complex mandrels for composite tooling, materials such as SR-30 (FDM) and DMX 100 (SLA) are starting to gain traction and, with the right knowledge and experience, these materials can perform wonders. SR-30 is a sacrificial mandrel and DMX is an extraction mandrel with some unique properties.

Costing

The cost to build a tool is generally determined by the size of the tool, not its complexity. As an example, an iPhone sized tool would cost around £30, whereas an iPad-sized tool would be £240.

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