Technologies Used in Rapid Production Prototyping


The most common two processes we use at ThermoFlex to make top-quality, durable prototypes are selective laser sintering, and stereolithography. In selective laser sintering, a powerful laser fuses particles to your chosen material and creates the shape of your prototype. With stereolithography, a container of liquid UV curable resin and laser is used to form your prototype piece by piece. Besides these two methods, there is also cast urethane and fabricated wood or plastic models. In this post, we will focus on selective laser sintering and stereolithography.

If speed and efficiency are important to you then stereolithography is a great protyping technology to use as it is the quickest method of prototyping available. Oftentimes, this processing method takes less than a few hours to produce accurate, high quality prototypes. Besides being quick and efficient stereolithography used the best material technology so that your prototype is as rugged and durable as possible.

If precision is more important than quickness and efficiency, selective laser sintering is likely the rapid production prototyping technology you will want to use. Selective laser sintering creates a higher quality surface area and heightened accuracy. This prototyping method is great for prototypes that need to be absolutely precise such as extremely small parts and medical device trays.

At ThermoFlex, we are an experienced and trusted industry leading provider of rapid prototyping services. We know the absolute importance of making sure that your prototype meets the requirements and standards of your industry. We have worked with many industries from automobile manufacturers to medical equipment manufacturers, and more. If you have been looking for an experienced and proven company who will work with you to produce the perfect prototype, do not hesitate to give us a call or send us a message today!