Many methods of rapid prototyping technologies are commonly used to produce models. TECH, INC utilizes rapid prototyping technologies to best suit the needs of each customer or project.

The most widely used type of rapid prototyping technology is Stereolithography (Stereolithography Apparatus or SLA); SLA is a form of additive fabrication which allows you to physically evaluate a prototype before moving into mass production.

SLA rapid prototyping technology is capable of taking complex geometric CAD designs and, typically, within hours producing a tangible model. By compiling layers of liquid photopolymer resin, SLA creates a three-dimensional part which has both a high level of accuracy to the original design and a quality exterior finish.

Selective Laser Sintering
A more diverse type of rapid prototyping technology is SLS, or Selective Laser Sintering. As another of additive rapid prototyping service, SLS uses powder materials to develop products.

These powders can range from polymers like nylon and polystyrene, to metals like steel, titanium, and alloy mixtures. This rapid prototyping service is most often used in the design phase and is favored for its near density representation.

Fused Deposition Modeling
At times the most economical of the three rapid prototyping technologies is Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM). The layering process in this rapid prototyping service uses a plastic filament or metal wire that offers strength and durability.

The nozzle which disburses the materials for the model is directly operated by the CAD program which contains the original design.

With state of the art technology and a commitment to your projects, TECH, Inc. is the only choice for your prototyping provider. Contact Us today for more information on our available services and capabilities.