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Low Quantity Production

  • In functional prototyping, which is the second phase of the product development process, we enable you to test the mechanisms that need to work with each other, from assembly interfaces to fit tolerances.
  • The prototypes we produce with real engineering materials “ABS, PA, PU, ​​PP, PC, ULTEM, Aluminum, Stainless Steel, …” are tested, their performance analyzed and presented to the user experience.
  • Before your production lines are established, we can meet your functional product needs with our 3D Printer technologies.
  •  We offer many value added services for your functional parts.
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APPLICATIONS

Manual operations such as tapping and threading by guide

Insert production and assembly

Turn and milling operations

Bonding, welding and different assembly operations

Surface applications such as polishing and sanding

Sealing operations

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3D PRINTING TECHNOLOGIES IN LOW QUANTITY PRODUCTION

3D printing, which was designed for prototype production in the past, can be used today as both prototype production and the main manufacturing method. 3D printing process has the advantages of customization, design freedom and easy assembly. In addition, it enables low quantity production with low cost. Another benefit of 3D printing processes is that they are environmental friendly. Additive manufacturing methods have high efficiency and can reduce the amount of waste material by up to 90%.

The most costly and labor-intensive part of the product development process is mold production. 3D printing also reduces the need for mold production, reducing lead time, cost and labor required.

Traditional manufacturing methods such as injection molding are generally preferred for mass production. 3D printing is more economical than traditional manufacturing methods for low quantity production. It reshapes the product development and production process because it is fast and economical. Engineers and designers save time and cost by producing prototypes with 3D printing technologies. 3D printing has become an invaluable technology due to its ability to both save time and produce high accuracy models.

Molds produced with 3D printing reduce the standard injection molding process that takes weeks and months to hours and days. Small parts and functional, testable injection molds can be produced faster than ever before with 3D printing technologies. Molds produced with 3D printer technology can be tested to learn the values ​​of impact resistance, chemical resistance, water tightness and flexibility when time is tight. Additive manufacturing is a fast and versatile technology as it can produce molds in less than a day.

If you want to produce less than 1000 pieces, 3D printing molds are the best manufacturing method for you. In manufacturing processes, especially in the production of plastic parts, the cost decreases as the number of parts increases. Injection molding is very expensive when the number of parts is low. In such cases, choosing 3D printing technologies offers you time and cost advantages.

Small parts with complex structures can be produced with high quality and high accuracy with 3D printing technologies. Parts can be produced with high quality engineering materials for the medical, aerospace and automotive industries.

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FAST MOLDING OR 3DPRINTING?

We have listed 7 important criteria you should consider in order to help you find an answer to your question, “Which production method should I choose for my low quantity parts needs?”.

QUANTITY

Do you need 100 or 5000 pieces? Even if you need thousands of parts, you can quickly release your products to the market by using low quantity production as bridge production.

GEOMETRIC COMPLEX

As the geometry of your part becomes more complex, the mold and manufacturing process becomes more complex and costs increase.

MATERIAL OPTIONS

Both rapid molding technologies and 3D printing technologies offer you a wide range of material options.

LOW TOLERANCE

Rapid tooling technologies are ideal for simple geometries. However, 3D printing technologies can also be used for highly accurate production of your low tolerance part needs.

REVISION / CHANGE

3D printing technologies are the best production option at the beginning of the product development process and when design changes are required. Without the need to make changes on the molds, production can be continued by making changes only on the digital files that will be used for 3D printing.

SURFACE SMOOTHNESS

When it comes to surface smoothness, no technology works better than injection molding. However, if surface aesthetics are not your biggest concern for the part you want to produce, 3D printing technologies are an excellent alternative for you.

PRODUCTABILITY ON DEMAND

3D printing technologies can be your savior for your low quantity urgent parts needs. With 3D printing, your parts are produced directly from your 3D CAD files in a short time and at low cost.