Prototech Asia now listed on 3DnativesPrototech
Prototech Asia is now visible on a site dedicated to 3D printing
We are now listed at 3Dnatives (3Dnatives.com), a 3D printing information website. On 3Dnatives, you can find the latest news impacting 3D printing, as well as news and files dealing with various subjects in this sector (comparisons of 3D printers, agendas of upcoming conferences, forums, etc.).
3D printing and stereolithography
3D stereolithography is a technique used in rapid prototyping to design prototype parts quickly. It uses an epoxy resin as a substitute for the real plastic material. It is generally considered to be the ancestor of 3D printing.
3D printing is a process used to manufacture plastic parts with prototyping. Its operation is close to that of stereolithography: The parts are produced in epoxy resin and solidified by means of UV light.
Our mastery of additive technologies (3D printing and stereolithography) allows us to design parts with complex geometries. These manufacturing processes are generally advantageous for the rapid visualization of a project and for small quantities.
We also possess other techniques for the production of prototypes and small series of plastic parts. Thus, we offer 3D machining for quantities not exceeding ten copies. This technique offers the advantage of using the correct material, which makes it possible to obtain parts that are very close to injected parts mechanically and visually.
We also produce using vacuum casting, a manufacturing process that has several advantages. Firstly, its manufacturability indicators are superior to other rapid prototyping techniques. This is explained by the process used for the manufacturing of the parts, which is the closest to plastic injection. Secondly, thanks to the tooling used (a silicone mold), this technology allows several dozen copies of a part to be produced in just a few days. It is thus used for the manufacturing of small series.
More information about our technologies is available on our website, where we also offer case studies. These case studies make it possible to learn about the technologies most frequently used in plastic prototyping through concrete examples.