Rapid prototyping services

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Rapid prototyping services.

We are the world’s fastest digital manufacturing source for rapid prototypes and
demand production parts. Our automated quoting and manufacturing systems allow 
us to produce commercial-grade plastic, metal, and liquid silicone rubber parts within 
days. A manufacturing partner that helps you accelerate speed to market and 
strategically manage demand volatility across the entire product life cycle.

what is rapid prototyping?

what is rapid prototyping?

Rapid prototyping is a group of techniques used to quickly fabricate a scale model of a physical part or assembly using three-dimensional computer aided design (CAD) data. Construction of the part or assembly is usually done using 3D printing or "additive layer manufacturing" technology.Rapid prototyping with 3D printing is the quick, easy, cost effective way to turn great ideas into successful products.

what is die casting ?

what is die casting ?

Die casting is a metal casting process that is characterized by forcing molten metal under high pressure into a mold cavity. The mold cavity is created using two hardened tool steel dies which have been machined into shape and work similarly to an injection mold during the process. Most die castings are made from non-ferrous metals, specifically zinc, copper, aluminium, magnesium, lead, pewter and tin-based alloys. Depending on the type of metal being cast, a hot- or cold-chamber machine is used..

what is plastic injection molding ?

what is plastic injection molding ?

Plastic injection Molding is a manufacturing process for producing parts by injecting molten material into a mould. Material for the part is fed into a heated barrel, mixed (Using a helical shaped screw), and injected (Forced) into a mould cavity, where it cools and hardens to the configuration of the cavity.Plastic injection Molding is a manufacturing process for producing parts in large volume. It is most typically used in mass-production processes where the same part is being created thousands or even millions of times in succession.

what is stereolithography ?

Stereolithography(SLA or SL)


    Stereolithography (SLA or SL; also known as stereolithography apparatus, optical fabrication, photo-solidification, or resin printing) is a form of 3D printing technology used for creating models, prototypes, patterns, and production of parts in a layer by layer fashion using photopolymerization, a process by which light causes chains of molecules to link, forming polymers.Those polymers then make up the body of a three-dimensional solid.

Technology


    Stereolithography is an additive manufacturing process that works by focusing an ultraviolet (UV) laser on to a vat of photopolymer resin.With the help of computer aided manufacturing or computer-aided design (CAM/CAD) software, the UV laser is used to draw a pre-programmed design or shape on to the surface of the photopolymer vat. Photopolymers are sensitive to ultraviolet light, so the resin is photochemically solidified and forms a single layer of the desired 3D object. Then, the build platform lowers one layer and a blade recoats the top of the tank with resin.[3] This process is repeated for each layer of the design until the 3D object is complete. Completed parts must be washed with a solvent to clean wet resin off their surfaces.

    It is also possible to print objects "bottom up" by using a vat with a transparent bottom and focusing the UV or deep-blue polymerization laser upward through the bottom of the vat.An inverted stereolithography machine starts a print by lowering the build platform to touch the bottom of the resin-filled vat, then moving upward the height of one layer. The UV laser then writes the bottom-most layer of the desired part through the transparent vat bottom. Then the vat is "rocked", flexing and peeling the bottom of the vat away from the hardened photopolymer; the hardened material detaches from the bottom of the vat and stays attached to the rising build platform, and new liquid photopolymer flows in from the edges of the partially built part. The UV laser then writes the second-from-bottom layer and repeats the process. An advantage of this bottom-up mode is that the build volume can be much bigger than the vat itself, and only enough photopolymer is needed to keep the bottom of the build vat continuously full of photopolymer. This approach is typical of desktop SLA printers, while the right-side-up approach is more common in industrial systems.

    Stereolithography requires the use of supporting structures which attach to the elevator platform to prevent deflection due to gravity, resist lateral pressure from the resin-filled blade, or retain newly created sections during the "vat rocking" of bottom up printing. Supports are typically created automatically during the preparation of CAD models and can also be made manually. In either situation, the supports must be removed manually after printing.

What we can ?

Alige is the world’s fastest manufacturer of custom prototypes and on-demand production parts with manufacturing facilities in five countries.

Rapid Prototyping

Rapid prototyping is a group of techniques used to quickly fabricate a scale model of a physical part or assembly using three-dimensional computer aided design (CAD) data

Plastic Injection Molding

Plastic injection molding is the most common method of producing parts out of plastic material.

Die Cast

Die casting is a metal casting process that is characterized by forcing molten metal under high pressure into a mold cavity.

Stereolithography

Stereolithography (SLA or SL; also known as stereolithography apparatus, optical fabrication, photo-solidification, or resin printing)

Metal Stamping

Stamping (also known as pressing) is the process of placing flat sheet metal in either blank or coil form into a stamping press where a tool and die surface forms the metal into a net shape.

CNC Machine

CNC milling is a subtractive manufacturing process that uses 3-axis milling and 5-axis indexed milling processes to rapidly cut solid plastic and metal blocks into final parts.

Choosing a Rapid Manufacturing Process

Each manufacturing process comes with its own advantages and disadvantages. From 3D printing to CNC machining and injection molding, this white paper is a highly technical look at the various rapid manufacturing processes. Weigh the benefits of each so you can focus on a process best suited for your project.

Common Applications

Get prototypes and low-volume production parts in as fast as 1 day with our industrial 3D printing, CNC machining, and injection molding services.

Selective Laser Sintering

$95

  • 1 to 50+ parts
  • Shipped in 1 to 7 days
  • complex geometries
  • functional, end-use parts

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Stereolithography

$95

  • 1 to 50+ parts
  • Shipped in 1 to 7 days
  • form and fit testing
  • high accuracy and surface quality

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Injection Molding

$1495

  • 25 parts to 10,000+ parts
  • Shipped in 1 to 15 days
  • Plastic Injection Molding
  • Overmolding & Insert Molding

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Selecting a Rapid Prototyping Process

Compare various 3D printing, CNC machining, and injection molding technologies to find a process best suited for your project.

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