Quickparts Offers FDM Finishing Features for Prototypes
GA, Nov 6, 2009 - Quickparts, one of North America's largest providers of
custom designed parts, from rapid prototyping to production parts, today
announced the availability of new finish options for use in the Fused
Deposition Modeling (FDM) Rapid Prototyping process.
our customers that need functional parts, FDM has always been a great
process option. Unfortunately, until now, it did not have a great
surface finish and that limited how our customers could use it. Now
with these new finish options, we have opened the door for our customers to
use the FDM process for both functional needs and show quality needs.” said
Patrick Hunter, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Quickparts. “These
new finish options open the door for our customers to use fused deposition
modeling for their low volume digital manufacturing needs.”
The finishing process is a smoothing process that removes the build
layers and provides a near injection molding quality finish. The
smooth finish is available with either a gloss finish or a matte finish
depending on the desire of the customer.
FDM materials available for the new finish options include ABS and
ABS-M30 production-grade thermoplastics. With such a large variety of
materials to choose from, customers are now able to use the FDM process as a
tool-less solution to their low volume manufacturing needs.
Quickparts provides custom manufacturing services for engineers and
designers who want to create plastic and metal parts from 3D CAD
(computer-aided design) models. Using patented QuickQuote technology,
Quickparts is able to provide product designers with an ‘instant online
quote’ for the manufacturing of their custom parts from prototype to
Quickparts custom manufacturing services include: Rapid Prototypes (SLA,
SLS, FDM, PolyJet), Cast Urethanes, Injection Mold Tooling and Parts, Sheet
Metal Parts, and CNC Machined Parts.
For more information about Quickparts, visit
www.quickparts.com or call
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