Solidscape Wax LSR Casting.
Industry leading manufacturer of high precision 3D printers for direct manufacturing applications, Solidscape, has teamed up LSR’s Design Studio, to develop a new disruptive prototyping processes that will dramatically impact the speed time to market.
With Solidscape’s high precision printing and LSR’s silicone and metal mould making process, prototypes can now be created in just two weeks, a critical reduction in comparison to the typical five to six week lead time for most plastic or metal parts.
Unique to anything else currently in the market, the process starts with Solidscape’s both additive and subtractive 3D printing process which does not require hand finishing when working at 5000 dpi. LSR, a wireless product development company, can then go directly to silicon tooling or cast metal parts eliminating the need for the hand finishing.
“We’re excited to collaborate with LSR on this new venture and to take rapid prototyping to the next level,” said Fabio Esposito, Solidscape President. “With this new disruptive process, users can now go directly from machine to moulding, expediting the time it takes to go to market.”
Jim Hollister, 3D Lab Manager at LSR, added: "We compressed our product development process considerably on a recent program. We’ve gone from weeks of machining time and $4,000 per set of metal parts, to under two days and $200. This was earth shaking for us as well our customer.”
Solidscape’s accuracy and Smooth Curvature Printing with wax provides micro-precision parts with intricate designs and complex geometries that are 100 per cent castable.
Earlier this year, Solidscape released the MAX2, a fully automated printer with an easy- to-operate touch screen that allows any skill level to effectively produce high-precision wax patterns. The company’s 3D solutions are ideal for industries such as aerospace, consumer products, education, and defense, industrial products, jewellery, medical, dental and manufacturing.