Metal 3D Printing

Based on Markforged's composite 3D printing technology, the Metal X is a brand new kind of 3D printer. By printing metal powder bound in a plastic matrix, it eliminates safety risks associated with traditional metal 3D printing while enabling new features like closed-cell infill for reduced part weight and cost. Multiple industrial metals are printed with this process. Printed parts go through a washing stage to remove some of the binder. They are then sintered in a furnace and the metal powder fuses into solid metal. The process employed means that parts have the same properties as those of traditional powder metalourgy methods and do not suffer from the material anisotropy associated with other metal 3D printing methods. The Metal X is up to 10x less expensive than alternative metal additive manufacturing technologies — and up to a 100x less than traditional fabrication technologies like machining or casting.

Laser Scanning

Laser Scanning combines controlled steering of laser beams with a laser rangefinder. By taking a distance measurement at every direction the scanner rapidly captures the surface shape of objects, buildings and landscapes. Construction of a full 3D model involves combining multiple surface models obtained from different viewing angles. 3D object scanning allows enhancing the design process, speeds up and reduces data collection errors, saves time and money, and thus makes it an attractive alternative to traditional data collection techniques. 3D scanning is also used for mobile mapping, surveying, scanning of buildings and building interiors, and in archaeology. When combined with 3Ψ's 3D printing services, laser scanning allows you to copy an existing object or modify its design to suit your requirements (Reverse Engineering).


Plastic 3D Printing

Fused deposition modeling (FDM) is a technology commonly used for modeling, prototyping, and production applications. Myriad materials are available, such as Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS), Polylactic acid (PLA), Polycarbonate (PC), Polyethylene terephthalate glycol-modified (PETG) Polyamide (PA), Polystyrene (PS), nylon, rubber, among many others, with different trade-offs between strength and temperature properties. There are a variety of hybrid materials that mix base plastics such as PLA with powders to give them a new color or finish. These materials are usually 70% PLA and 30% hybrid material. Additionally, there are wood-based filaments which give the hybrid filament a more organic texture and construction materials such as cement, bricks, and sand which exhibit a rough. FDM is the most affordable 3D printing solution and 3Ψ offers products in all FDM materials.

Marsyas the Satyr 3D printed in wood filament

Customized Design

Our engineers design and develop projects and prototypes according to the customer’s demand and requirements, taking advantage of their knowledge in Computer Assisted Design (CAD), Finite Element Analysis (FEA) and algorithmic optimization. Contact us today to discuss your project requirements.

Composite 3D Printing

Markforged’s Mark Two Industrial Strength 3D Printer is the only 3D printer on the market today that gives you the ability to go from CAD to strong, stiff parts you can trust to meet your design goals. The Mark Two uses a patented Continuous Filament Fabrication (CFF) process to reinforce 3D printed nylon parts with automatically contoured and optimized toolpaths of continuous strand carbon fiber, Kevlar, and fiberglass. Utilizing a dual head system with a CFF print head and an FFF (Fused Filament Fabrication) extrusion head, the Mark Two can create astonishingly robust parts by leveraging the properties of composite materials with a higher strength-to-weight ratio than 6061-T6 Aluminum.

Photogrammetry

Photogrammetry is the creation of 3D models from a set of images. It can be classified based on camera location during photography in Aerial and Terrestrial (Close-Range) Photogrammetry. In Aerial Photogrammetry, the camera is mounted on drones and UAVs and is usually pointed vertically towards the ground. Multiple overlapping photos are taken along a planned flight path. In Terrestrial, or Close-range Photogrammetry, the camera is located on the ground, and hand held, tripod or pole mounted. Everyday cameras are used to model and measure buildings, engineering structures, forensic and accident scenes, mines, earth-works, stock-piles, archaeological artifacts, film sets, etc. 3Ψ offers photogrammetry services to suit its customer needs.

Aerial Photogrammetry with drones