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Manufacturing - 3D Printing



Proof of Concept

As a tool for creating models early in the design process, 3D printing is both a faster and more affordable alternative to rapid prototyping technology.

Our 3D printers cut days and weeks off the design cycle. The ability to produce quick, inexpensive models made of ABS plastic allows designers to efficiently model multiple concepts right from their desktop.

Machining a prototype takes days, while our 3D printer could create the same prototype in just hours – and costs much less. Physical models produced on our 3D printer allow everyone on the design team to review concepts. You get more quality feedback, resulting in a better product.

 


Functional Testing

Our 3D printers create models of ABS plastic that are tough enough to be used as working parts and enables us to test form, fit, and function.

Our ABS prototypes provide a higher level of precision. Pieces actually snap or fit together. ABS allows you to build durable and functional prototypes that can withstand rigorous testing and won't warp, shrink, or absorb moisture. ABS models can be drilled, tapped, sanded and painted. ABS is the most commonly used plastic in manufacturing today, used in cell phones, television sets, and the majority of car interiors.

 


Product Cost Reduction

There are many costs involved in developing a new product. Poor communication, extensive changes and missed deadlines increase costs exponentially throughout each step of the design and development.

A a modest engineering change costing $100 in the concept phase could escalate to a staggering $1,000,000 when the product is in the field.

Our 3D printers allow you to reduce those costs, with better communication, collaboration, and design verification throughout the process.

 
 
Fourté offers full 3D Printing capabilities, with turnaround within days.


 
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