3D Plastic Printing

3D plastic printing is an additive manufacturing process where layers of plastic are built on each other to create a programmed shape from a digital file. Each layer of melted plastic filament is precisely extruded to create a part or prototype.

As part of a full lineup of innovative manufacturing technologies, Visser Precision offers 3D plastic printing for both prototype and production parts. Visser Precision utilizes two Stratasys Fortus 250MC 3D printers to solve challenges and create production-quality parts. Unlike the competition, Visser Precision can provide a certified first article inspection (FAI), a full inspection, and a certified quality management system for any 3D printing lab projects.

Advantages of 3D Plastic Printing

The use of 3D plastic printing technology in the aerospace, automotive, industrial, and manufacturing industries is truly transformative. Utilizing 3D plastic printing has allowed Visser Precision to turn ideas into reality quicker than previously imaginable with less programming, material, and fixturing costs.

3D Plastic Printing Solutions

The design and print team at Visser Precision shared an exclusive partnership with Furniture Row Racing during their NASCAR championship victory in 2017. This fast-paced relationship, among others, has forged the understanding to deliver high-quality and quick turnaround components, including:

  • Full-scale prototypes for test-fitting
  • Large prototypes, which can be printed in sections and post-assembled
  • Fixtures and soft jaws, where CNC machining is not an option

Benefits of Visser Precision’s Metal 3D Printing Service

  • Faster production
  • Reduced manufacturing errors
  • Higher quality product
  • Cost-effective
  • Easy to customize
  • Easy prototype testing
  • A large range of materials

3D Printing for the Automotive Industry 

3D printing is often associated with making small plastic objects at home, but this technology has many applications for the automotive industry. 3D printing can be used to create prototypes of new car parts, and it can also be used to make custom 3D printed auto parts for individual cars. This flexibility makes 3D printing a valuable tool for the automotive industry. 

If you’re in the automotive industry, then you know that staying ahead of the curve is essential for success. And there’s no technology more cutting-edge than 3D printing. In this blog, we’ll look at some of the ways 3D printing is used in the automotive industry. We’ll also discuss how it can help you stay ahead of the competition. Stay tuned! 

What is 3D printing and how does it work?

The automotive sector is one of the world’s largest industries. It generates billions of dollars for the global economy and employs millions of individuals. Additionally, the automotive business is one of the most competitive in the world. Automobile manufacturers are continually seeking to enhance their goods and production procedures. One of the technologies helping automakers improve their goods and production processes is 3D printing. 

The automotive industry has been using 3D printing for a while now, and it’s only getting more popular. So what is 3D automotive printing, and how does it work? 

3D printing is making three-dimensional solid objects from a digital file. It is achieved using an additive manufacturing technique, where successive layers of material are laid down in different shapes. 

This process can be used to create a variety of 3D printed auto parts and components, including engine parts, body panels, and more. 3D printing offers several advantages over traditional manufacturing methods, including shorter lead times, lower costs and more flexibility in design. 

The automotive industry increasingly turns to 3D printing to produce prototypes and low-volume parts. In the future, more and more components will likely be 3D printed as the technology continues to develop. 

Benefits of using 3D printing in the automotive industry

3D printing is an additive manufacturing technology that has been around for decades but has only recently begun to be used in the automotive industry. 3D printing offers several advantages over traditional manufacturing methods, including: 

  • Shorter lead times 
  • Lower costs 
  • More flexibility in design 
  • Reduced waste 

One of the biggest advantages of 3D printing for the automotive industry is the ability to produce complex parts and assemblies that would be impossible or very difficult to create using traditional manufacturing methods. This allows automotive manufacturers to create prototype parts and components quickly and easily without needing expensive tooling or long lead times. 

3D printing also offers many advantages when it comes to cost. In many cases, 3D-printed auto parts can be created using cheaper materials than traditional manufacturing methods, and the overall cost of production is often lower. More than that, 3D printing can help reduce waste, as parts can be produced precisely to specifications with very little material waste. 

Finally, 3D printing offers greater design freedom than traditional manufacturing methods. This means that automotive designers can create parts and assemblies with more complex shapes and features without being limited by the capabilities of conventional manufacturing methods. 

3D printing is a versatile technology that offers many advantages for the automotive industry. Using 3D printing, automotive manufacturers can reduce costs, shorten lead times, create parts and assemblies with complex shapes and features, and create parts and assemblies. 

Many different materials can be used for 3D printing, including metals, plastics, and composites. Each material has advantages and disadvantages, so selecting the right material for the application is essential. 

3D printing for the automotive industry by Visser Precision

3D printing is a process that can be used to create almost any object imaginable. It’s no wonder then that the automotive industry is exploring this technology as a way to produce car parts and even entire cars. 

Here at Visser Precision, we have the experience and know-how to help you with 3D printing automotive parts. We can work with you to develop prototypes, tooling, and even finished products that meet your exact specifications. 

Visser Precision has been exploring the potential of 3D printing for the automotive industry and is excited about the possibilities this technology offers. Contact us today if you are interested in learning more about how 3D printing could benefit your business. We would be happy to discuss how this exciting new technology could help you achieve 3D printing automotive products. 

What Sets Visser Precision Apart in 3D Printed Plastics

Visser Precision provides innovative 3D plastic printing solutions to the aerospace, automotive, industrial, and manufacturing industries. Utilizing in-house resources, Visser Precision takes 3D printing projects through a variety of processes to achieve the highest standards, including:

  • Design Assistance
  • Engineering
  • Fabrication & Assembly
  • Inspection & Validation

Visser Precision works with partners from initial concept to prototype and through production to collectively establish the performance criteria to make each project successful. Visser Precision’s comprehensive in-house capabilities are backed by an AS9100:D and ISO 9001:2015 certified quality management system, as well as an on-site quality lab. Visser Precision is also ITAR registered to meet more sensitive needs.

Start Your 3D Printed Plastic Project Today

Visser Precision can help with any 3D printed plastic project and enjoys hearing what clients have in mind. Visser Precision’s 3D printing department is dedicated to remaining a dependable and responsive partner for 3D plastic printing needs of all types.

Visser Precision offers price quotes within minutes of receiving a model and can usually begin printing the same day. Feel free to contact us with any questions or ideas today!

3d Plastic Printing Machines

Visser Precision houses top-of-the-line 3D plastic printing machines to exceed partnership expectations. Stratasys is the supplier of these machines, and Visser Precision’s utilization of Stratasys products allows our clients to feel more confident that production-quality parts will be reliably delivered, even with models that contain complex geometries.

Machine QTY X(mm) Y(mm) Z(mm) Materials
Stratasys Fortus 250mc 2 254mm 254mm 305mm
Stratasys Fortus 250 1 254mm 254mm 305mm ABS
Stratasys F900 1 914mm 609mm 914mm ASA, Nylon Carbon Fiber, Ultem 1010, Polycarbonate-ISO
Stratasys F370 1 355mm 254mm 355mm ASA, Nylon Carbon Fiber, Ultem 1010, Polycarbonate-ISO
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