Posted on: 10th Apr 2019
PolyGlobal have recently invested in a brand new 3D printer. This addition to the Wakefield based manufacturer’s services demonstrates their understanding of the importance to continually develop, innovate and introduce new technologies.
The Ultimaker 3 Extended 3D printer enables PolyGlobal to design and create bespoke prototypes and samples of components, enabling them to remain competitive and at the forefront of their market.
3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing, is a process of making three dimensional solid objects from a digital file. The creation of a 3D printed object is achieved using additive processes.
In an additive process an object is created by laying down successive layers of material until the object is created. Each of these layers can be seen as a thinly sliced horizontal cross-section of the eventual object.
3D printing is the opposite of subtractive manufacturing which is cutting out / hollowing out a piece of metal or plastic with for instance a milling machine.
3D printing enables you to produce complex (functional) shapes using less material than traditional manufacturing methods.
The Ultimaker 3 Extended 3D Printer combines a high level of design complexity and freedom with a wide material portfolio including polyurethane, polypropylene and nylon. These materials are specially formulated to create industrial grade prints.
The Ultimaker 3 Extended works alongside the market leading Ultimaker Cura software which features the optimal preconfigured settings for Ultimaker printers and materials
The fully integrated system of hardware, software and materials ensures that PolyGlobal can deliver the entire professional 3D printing service.