Additive Manufacturing

3D Portal brings market leading polymer and metal additive manufacturing (3D printing) to the forefront of the industry. Our state-of-the-art facility is setup to provide parts that reduce mass, weight, cost and lead times whilst maintaining safety through prototype, development and serial production.

Additive manufacturing, often referred to as 3D printing, is a process of creating objects by adding material layer by layer, which contrasts with traditional manufacturing methods that often involve cutting away material (subtractive manufacturing). This technique enables the production of complex shapes and structures that would be difficult or impossible to achieve with conventional manufacturing methods.

  • Process: Involves building objects layer by layer from a digital model. It adds material to create the final product.
  • Materials: Uses a variety of materials like plastics, metals, and composites. Material choice depends on the specific printing technology and the desired properties of the final product.
  • Design Flexibility: Offers high design flexibility, allowing for complex and intricate geometries, including internal structures and hollow parts.
  • Waste: Generally results in less material waste, as only the necessary material is used to build the object.
  • Tooling: Requires minimal or no tooling, reducing the setup cost and time.
  • Applications: Ideal for prototyping, custom or bespoke items, complex designs, and low-volume production.
  • Cost-Effectiveness: More cost-effective for small production runs and complex designs due to lower tooling costs.
  • Material Development: AI helps in developing new materials for 3D printing by predicting material properties and behaviours, thereby accelerating the innovation of new printable materials.
  • Process Optimisation: AI can optimise printing parameters (like temperature, speed, layer thickness) for efficiency and quality, based on the analysis of previous prints.
  • Predictive Maintenance: Predictive analytics can forecast when equipment needs maintenance, reducing downtime and extending the lifespan of 3D printers.
  • Supply Chain Integration: AI can integrate additive manufacturing into the broader supply chain, predicting demand and adjusting production schedules accordingly.

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3D Portal is an additive manufacturing company registered in England & Wales No: 14583437 with trading address of 9 Integra:MK Business Park, Thornton Chase, Linford Wood, Milton Keynes, MK14 6FD. VAT No: 448076670. The company is a subsidiary of Sadirah Industrials registered in England & Wales No: 15109209. Contact Us today to discuss our range of solutions & capabilities.

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9 Integra:MK Business Park | Thornton Chase | Linford Wood | Milton Keynes | MK14 6FD | UK

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