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3D printing

3D PRODUCTION IN NORDISK 3D SERVICE

(formerly known as Norsk 3D Service AS in Norway and Scan 3D Innovation AB in Sweden)

ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING
RAPID PROTOTYPING
3D PRINTING

3D PRINTING

3D printing is a fantastic technology with many possibilities. There is a wide range of technologies and materials available. Do you have a 3D design of a product and want to see it before starting mass production? 3D printing is a fantastic tool for verifying designs in the 3D design process. We use 3D printing to create large and small models. The choice of printing technology and materials for your project or model depends on the intended use, accuracy requirements, sizes, or the type of 3D files you have or need. There are many factors that can influence this decision. In some cases, other manufacturing methods may be preferable. We are here to help you with these choices, so please contact us if you need advice.

 

  • Best suited for prototyping 1-10 units of the same object

  • Capable of 3D printing highly complex shapes

  • Surfaces can be treated with coloring and smoothing

  • Requires 3D files, CAD (STP), or Mesh (STL)

  • We can assist with design or adaptation of your files for printing based on an hourly rate

3D printer - motordel printet i alumide (aluminium blandet med plyamide)

SELECTIVE LASER SINTERING
/SLS

This is one of the most versatile 3D printing technologies available, and one of the services we provide the most. SLS usually involves powder-based Polyamide printing. SLS offers high precision and a strong material, making it suitable for many purposes. We often deliver this type of printing for industrial purposes where there are high demands for both precision and durability. We offer a variety of material options within SLS printing:

  • PA12 - Polyamide 

  • PA2200 - Polyamide

  • PA-AF - Aluminium mixed with Polyamide

  • PA 2210 - FR Flame retardant

  • Polypropylene (PP)

UNLIMITED SIZE!
LARGER MODELS CAN BE PRINTED IN MULTIPLE PARTS AND ASSEMBLED LATER

STEREOLITOGRAPHY /SLA

SLA is the most high-resolution and precise 3D printing technology available. SLA involves a resin-based liquid material that is printed layer by layer using a laser. We provide a lot of SLA printing, especially in cases where accuracy is crucial. Often, these are models or projects where appearance and aesthetics are important. This type of printing is easy to post-process and can be delivered with both a "smooth" surface and spray-painted colors according to your preferences. SLA printing is also available in several material options:

  • Evolve 128 - High-resolution cost-effective material for SLA printing

  • Watershed XC 11122 - Transparent, nearly colorless, waterproof material

  • 14120 White - Waterproof white material for SLA printing

  • UTR6180 - ABS-like material for SLA printing

3d printing i metal

Metal Printing

The flexibility of 3D combined with the strength of metals. Primarily, this is a solution for producing metal details that might otherwise be difficult to manufacture with other methods. This consideration often depends on the specific case, compared to, for example, CNC production. We can provide advice on this matter. We can 3D print in stainless steel (SS 316L)

INFINITE CHOICE OF COLORS
EACH MODEL CAN HAVE A UNIQUE COLOR THROUGH SPRAYING/PAINTING.
YOU PROVIDE US  RAL/PANTONE OR NCS CODES FOR SELECTED COLORS, AND WE TAKE CARE OF THE REST!

 

Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM)

FDM (Fused Deposition Modeling) 3D printing is a process in which a 3D printer builds a physical object by depositing layers of a specific material, typically a plastic or composite material. There are many different materials that can be used in FDM 3D printing, including:

  • PLA (polylactic acid): a biodegradable plastic made from renewable resources such as cornstarch or sugarcane. It is easy to print with and has a low melting temperature, making it a good choice for beginners.

  • ABS (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene): a strong and durable plastic commonly used in traditional manufacturing processes. It is more challenging to print with ABS than PLA due to its higher melting temperature and tendency to warp

  • PETG (glycol-modified PET): a strong and flexible plastic that is easy to print with and has good impact resistance. It is often used for functional parts and prototypes

  • PETT (thermoplastic polyester elastomer): a flexible plastic with good impact resistance and a low temperature threshold. It is often used for printing hinges, gaskets, and other parts that require flexibility

  • Nylon: a strong and durable plastic known for its high strength-to-weight ratio. It is more challenging to print with than other plastics due to its high printing temperature and tendency to warp

  • TPU (thermoplastic polyurethane): a flexible and elastic plastic often used for printing grips, handles, and other parts that require a soft surface.

Zortrax 3d printet plastdel

VACUUM CASTING
HOW DOES IT WORK?

Vacuum Casting 

This production technology starts with a CAD model.

 

  1. From the CAD model, a master model is built using Stereolithography 3d-print

  2. The master model is then immersed in silicone to create a mold

  3. Polyurethane (PU) is poured into the silicone mold and cast under vacuum

  4. Excess material is removed, and the part is ready

WHAT KIND OF PROJECTS ARE SUITABLE FOR VACUUM CASTING?

Vacuum casting is often a good solution if you want to produce small series ranging from a few units up to around 200 units. This will depend, of course, on the size and complexity of the object. You will achieve a result that is comparable in surface finish and durability to injection molding. Vacuum casting ensures consistent quality throughout production, whereas 3D printing can have greater variation within production intervals.

  • Best suited for objects and prototypes with high demands for accuracy and functionality

  • Suitable for small-scale productio

  • Estimated tolerances: +/- 0.02 - 0.03 mm.

WHAT ALTERNATIVES ARE AVAILABLE?

A wide range of polyurethanes and other polymer materials are available.

 

  • ABS - black, white, yellow

  • PP - white and black

  • Elastomer - Milkwhite and black, clear / Shore hardness 20-90shA

  • PC ABS with high temperature tolerance of 102-120 degrees Celsius

  • UV-resistant materials

  • Transparent materials (PMMA)

  • Many of these materials are also suitable for post-processin

  • If you need logos, inserts, or any other elements, we can accommodate most requests

Aluminum Machined Parts by CNC Machine,Anodize Aluminum.Metal parts, cnc machinering

CNC MILLING
WHAT IS IT?

CNC milling

CNC milling is used to produce flat or three-dimensional parts by removing material from a block using a rotating cutter.

 

  • Milling of 3D models from solid material

  • The opposite principle of 3D printing (additive manufacturing

  • We provide advanced objects on 3, 4, and 5-axis machines.

WHAT KIND OF PROJECTS ARE SUITABLE FOR
CNC PRODUCTION?

CNC production is often the best choice when you need a 100% functional, strong, and durable result for testing designs or as a final product ready for use. If you require materials with specific properties such as temperature resistance, water resistance, or saltwater tolerance, CNC milling can be a good alternative to 3D printing for achieving a strong and accurate result. It is also a cost-effective option for productions ranging from 1 to 10 units.

  • Suitable for projects with small quantitie

  • Suitable for producing objects that need to withstand practical use 

  • When high accuracy is required, tolerances up to 0.01 mm.

CNC milling in foam for large objects

We can deliver large models milled on five-axis machines from foam or similar materials. This can be used, for example, in art projects where a smaller figure has been 3D scanned and needs to be enlarged for further work in a larger format. These models can also be post-processed with fiberglass reinforcement. The models can be several meters in size.

WHAT CAN WE DELIVER?

  • A wide range of materials that meet various advanced specification requirements

  • Non-metals (ABS/Nylon/PVC POOM/Carbon fiber, totaling over 30 non-metal-based materials)

  • Metals (Aluminum/Stainless Steel/A3 Steel/Bronze/Brass, totaling over 15 different metal-based materials)

  • Foam and styrofoam

  • Surfaces can be polished and painted

  • Silk printing of logos or other desired elements

  • Requires 3D CAD files (STP format)

Metal molds for making plastic bottles 3d production

INJECTION MOULDING 
WHAT IS IT?

INJECTION MOULDING 

 

Injection molding is a process where a metal mold is created within 2-3 weeks. This mold is used for production. The mold is created based on your design (CAD STP format). The cost of such a mold can vary depending on the design, size, and complexity. These molds can be reused. The capacity of such a mold depends on the design and is typically around 30,000 units. Once the mold is ready, the appropriate plastic material, such as ABS, is injected, and the parts are produced. This process is repeated until the desired quantity is produced. The major investment lies in the mold, while the unit cost in production is relatively low.
Injection molding is the most common method for mass-producing parts. This is when you have completed the prototype and testing stage and are ready for production. It involves producing large quantities, ranging from a few hundred to thousands of units. Once a production mold is ready, you can repeat productions using the same mold you invested in initially. It is stored at the factory and ready for use in subsequent production runs.

  

  • Mass production of plastic parts in large quantities

  • Thousands of different types of plastic materials availabl

  • Injection molding machines are designed for repeatable productions to ensure good results for each par

  • Injection molding can also combine different types of plastic in a single piece (known as over-molding

  • Estimated tolerances: +/- 0.01 mm.

Interested in professional 3D production services?
At Nordisk 3D Service (formerly Norsk 3D Service AS in Norway and Scan 3D Innovation AB in Sweden), we are happy to provide our expertise for your project. Please contact us for further assistance!

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