13 Dec 3D Printed Pattern – Case Study
Client requires a 3D printed model to use as a pattern for the manufacture of a cast journal bracket and provided Casted 3D with a 3D CAD model of the journal bracket. Our technician liaises with the client in order to determine the product’s strength requirements and desired finish then imports the 3D model into our ‘Insight’ programme and manipulates the model in order to decide which printing technique to utilise. Ensuring to take into consideration several factors including: slice height (resolution), support material, fill density and product orientation. We send the file to the Fortus 450 MC for printing. This product was then printed over 19 hours- however, the printing time required can take as little as 2 hours depending on a product’s resolution and total material.
Printed model incorporating the support material is removed from the printer. Support material is removed from the printed part. Final finishes are made to the client’s request. The technician can smooth part surfaces and apply a protective, finishing coat. The part is then delivered to the satisfied client within 48 hours of their purchase order.