What is 3D printing, you ask?
“Ultimately 3D printing dematerializes, demonetizes and democratizes manufacturing and turns us all into creators. If you or your customers are in the business of making anything, 3D printing is on the road to disrupting your industry and your business.”
– Avi Reichental founder of XponentialWorks
Rapid Prototyping – 3D printing allows you to have a working model of your prototype in your hands before going into production.
Test, critique, feel, and tweak your design before it is too late. Show your clients a physical object, not a computer screen. Minimum commitment, maximum results. Have your design in hand within days.
Functional Parts – Having difficulty sourcing a part? There’s a minimum order of 100 and you only need 1? Need a highly customized part to get the job done? Forget traditional methods, 3D print it instead.
Get what you want, when you want, and the exact amount you need within a matter of days rather than weeks or months. 3D printing allows you to eliminate pricey startup fees and minimum orders.
Manufacturing Tools – Jigs, dies, moulds, fixtures, gauges, and patterns have never been so easily custom built for your manufacturing process.
Our partner, TK Truckbody, is using 3D printed jigs and fixtures everyday to optimize their workflow and minimize downtime.
Scale Models – Leave hard to visualize computer models in the dust. Show your clients a 3D printed scale model of your project for the ultimate first impression.
Sell your idea with a tangible model that customers can see and touch. Extreme resolution and virtually limitless design possibilites. Express intricate details in a variety of colors.
Architecture – Showcase your designs at the fraction of the cost of traditional models. Scale models can sell your idea to the client or engage the public with a new development.
Aerospace – With Aviation grade ULTEM 9085, 3D Print Western can create custom parts that meet the strict regulations of aerospace and transportation. 3D print spare parts, tools, fixtures, or jigs to help production.
Automotive – From test parts to replacement parts, 3D printing is already transforming the automotive industry. Imaged is a 3D printed fender in use. Utilize 3D printing’s ability to custom print low volume hard to source parts.
Prototyping – 3D Printing provides the unique capability of physically testing and seeing your design before going into production. Test, tweak, and improve the design to ensure perfection.
Medical – From 3D printed metal implants, to demonstration models, to biocompatible surgical tools. 3D printing is transforming the medical industry. 3D Print Western has partnerships with medical suppliers and can supply ISO certified 3D printed materials and parts.
Transportation – 3D printing prototypes and end use parts with ULTEM are ideal for its FST (flame, smoke, toxicity) rating, high strength-to-weight ratio and existing certifications.
Municipalities – 3D Print Western has teamed up with large municipalities in Canada to provide Just-In-Time inventory on hard to source and highly customized parts for fleet services and transit departments.
Manufacturing – Jigs, fixtures, dies, molds, gauges and tooling are just a few ways manufactures in all industries are increasing production with 3D printing.
AGRICULTURE / FORESTRY
Agricultural / Forestry – Print hard to source, highly customized parts at a fraction of the price of traditional methods. Allow your research and development department to design, test, and tweak new initiatives before next season.
OIL & GAS
Oil & Gas – Hands on models of complicated wellheads, rigs, or drilling systems can help reduce training costs or promote new products to customers.
HEALTH & SAFETY
Health and Safety – Models of work sites showcasing muster points will have a lasting impression on employees during safety orientation or safety meetings.