3D Printing at Perception Engineering

3D Printing at Perception Engineering

If you have an idea for a product and possibly even the design ready to go, but you want to be able to have a better idea of what it may look like when it is manufactured, we have the solutions for you. One of those solutions is 3D printed prototyping.

Here at Perception Engineering, with both in-house capabilities and local partnerships, we can bring your prototype to life. This can often be done with one of the many forms of 3D printing. With our in-depth knowledge of printing processes, we can choose the best method for any project. In-house, we can carry out appropriate projects with FDM, otherwise known as Fused Deposition Modeling, which is the technique likely to come to mind when people hear 3D printing. This is where a thin layer of plastic is extruded out in layers in the shape of one’s product. An example of this product can be seen below.

 This can provide a great perspective into what your finished product will approximately look like when manufactured. Following are some samples of what a finished print may look like.

 If your product has features that fall outside of our in-house abilities, such as having extremely fine geometry and details, or you desire to have a production quality part with strong mechanical properties not done with FDM, we have 3D printing partners which we can work with to make sure the job is done right. We also have the knowledge to know what process will get the best results for any projects. To learn more about our in-house processes and some of the other commonly used processes that we have available to us through our partnerships, you can visit the 3D Printing page. 

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Figure 1: Example 3D Printed Parts

That’s all for now! Keep us in mind for any of your current or future 3D printing prototyping needs. Every project has individual needs, and we can work with you to fit those needs. If you like the content or have questions, sign up for our email list to stay in the loop for solutions or weekly content.

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Matt Fontana

Engineering Co-Op at Perception Engineering