3D Design, Engineering & Reverse Engineering

Design For Additive Manufacture (3D Printing)

Orthogonal’s know-how and experience with High Temperature Polymers and expertise in DfAM - Design for Additive Manufacturing - provides you with full engineering support, ensuring that manufactured parts meet the required operating standards. Full process control and traceability provide you with confidence on part accuracy and repeatability.

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Reverse Engineering

High Resolution scanner imaging a bracket which is mounted on a rotating turntable
edited and clean scanned image of a bracket turned into a STL image
bracket image created from autosurfacing the scanned image to create a NURBS surface 3D object
Computer Aided Design graphic showing a 3D part (bracket) with dimensions which has been modelled from the NURBS file
final bracket image which has been altered using generative design to optimise material usage

3D Printing in Metal, Carbon Fibre Polyamides or Plastics and Resins using either Fused Filament Fabrication or Low Force Stereolithography 3D printers

3D Metal Printing

Complex metal components, normally requiring multi axis CNC or EDM machining can now be printed at lower cost and with reduced delivery times. 316L or 17-4 PH Stainless Steel available. Ideal for prototype or low volume functional components utilising FFF printing.

FFF Printing

Fused Filament Fabrication 3D printing in a wide range of plastics including high strength carbon fibre and fibreglass filaments to provide prototype or test components to meet your R&D or innovative programs.

SLA Printing

High resolution Low Force Stereolithography printing in resins, providing engineering prototypes and components over a wide range of material stiffness from Shore 50A elastic materials to stiff Tensile Modulus 10Gpa materials.

BASF Ultrafuse Metal filament with a small stainless steel valve printed on a 3D printer using that type of filament

BASF Ultrafuse Metal Printing