As its name suggests, the additive manufacturing refers to various technologies aimed at adding plastic or metal material whereas processes such as machining consist in removing the material. Thanks to this technology, we can offer you short delivery times for all your parts, even if they are complex and the other advantage is that there is no need of manufacturing moulds.
Thus, ActuaPlast offers you several technologies such as :
– Stereolithography or SLA : We are equipped with a high-resolution 3D printer and we can consequently offer you exceptionally fine details and smooth surfaces thanks to the 16µm layers of material. We offer you a wide range of flexible and rigid materials. This technology is particularly suitable for thin-walled parts requiring an excellent smooth surface finish. Moreover, we can manufacture these parts with two different materials and with different hardness on the same part.
– Selective Laser Sintering or SLS : The sintered parts are made of successive layers of polyamide (aluminium or glass fiber reinforced or not) according to your files. It is a laser that scans and polymerizes the various sections of the part. This technology is particularly adapted to functional prototype parts requiring mechanical and thermal resistances. We can thus manufacture wiring ducts with no-breakable clips or battery cases.
– Direct Metal Laser Sintering or DMLS : Very high quality parts are manufactured layer by layer (20 to 100µm) in steel, titanium, aluminium, stainless steel or inconel materials. This technology is particularly adapted to parts with complex geometries that would be difficult or even impossible to manufacture with “traditional” manufacturing tools. The resistance of these parts is similar to the one obtained by foundry or machining techniques. The DMLS is one of the few additive manufacturing technologies to be used in production. This technology is widely used in the aerospace, automotive and medical (for dental implants) industries, and more generally for prototyping and manufacturing tools. These parts are […] capable of withstanding temperatures from -30°C to 1000°C.