A.L.P. Advantage

3D Printing

To speed prototyping and product introduction, A.L.P. now offers Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) 3D printing services for rapid prototyping.

3D printing accelerates product development by helping you quickly visualize your product, test its functionality, and make modifications as needed. By reducing the time and resources required to take your part from concept to production, 3D printing can compress development time by days, if not weeks.

Whether you are looking for working prototypes or limited small-run production, 3D printing allows you to review form, fit, and function without the time and expense involved in production-scale tooling.

Locations

  • Charlevoix, MI

Overview

TECH SPECS AND FEATURES

  • Max part size: 11 x 11 x 9.8 inches
  • Layer resolution: down to 0.002 inches
  • Minimum positive feature size: 0.020 inches

Options

  • Sonic or Heat Stake inserts for assembly when using fasteners.

Turnaround time

  • Dependent on size, resolution, and material used, hours to a few days.

Material choices

  • Taulman T-Glaze PETT Copolyester (clear or translucent colors)
  • Ninjaflex 3D Flexible Polyurethane 85, Shore A Hardness
  • Novamid ID 1030-CF10 10% Carbon Reinforced Nylon PA6/66
  • Polymax PC Polycarbonate (combines strength, toughness, and printing quality)
  • Polymax PETG (features improved mechanical properties over standard PETG)
  • Polymax PLA (easy-to-print ABS alternative)
  • ColorFabb XT (strong, durable, odor-neutral, is food contact compliant and BPA-free)
  • Nylon
  • ABS
  • PVDF

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