3D Printing End Use Parts
- | 1-1000 parts in as quick as 1 day
- | Cut costs by up to 90% compared to machining
- | ESD, USP VI & UL94 compliant materials
Canada's largest arsenal of industrial 3D printers, we facilitate ultra-fast turnaround times, delivering parts in days, & significantly expediting the manufacturing process.
Choose from a diverse selection of materials, including plastics, metals, and composites, tailored to your specific project requirements. Forge Labs user-friendly online quoting system streamlines project initiation, providing instant quotes 24/7. Stringent quality control measures ensure that 3D-printed parts meet specified tolerances and quality requirements, establishing Forge Labs as a trusted partner for industries spanning aerospace, automotive, medical, consumer goods, and more. We are committed to efficiently transforming digital designs into precise end-use components.
High Accuracy Plastic
Power Bed Fusion including SLS & MJF 3D printing are known for its versatility and suitability for producing functional parts at high volume. Manufacture complex geometries without the need for support structures, making it ideal for producing parts with internal channels, lattice structures, or moving components. Our 3D print technologies offer exceptionally tight tolerances, excellent resolution, and mechanical properties, making it a popular choice for a wide range of applications, including automotive, aerospace, medical, and consumer goods.
High Detail Resin
Industrial Stereolithography (SLA) 3D printing is a high-precision additive manufacturing technology that excels in producing detailed and intricate parts with exceptional surface quality. This technology is well-suited for creating prototypes, functional components, and intricate models used in industries like aerospace, automotive, medical, and product design. With a wide range of resin materials available, including specialized resins for engineering and healthcare applications.
Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS) is a high-precision 3D printing technology that specializes in the production of metal parts with exceptional accuracy and structural integrity. Forge Labs metal 3D printing services are well suited for manufacturing end-use metal components, including those used in aerospace, automotive, medical devices, and more, where durability and precision are paramount.
Our Digital Manufacturing Process
Forge Labs' instant quoting platform helps strengthen your supply chain and obtain custom parts tailored to your needs—whether for prototyping, R&D, validation, or full-scale production. Leverage our advanced capabilities and virtually limitless capacity to accelerate your timelines and consistently meet innovation deadlines.
Get end-use parts and prototypes printed directly from CAD files in as little as 1 business day. This time efficiency allows for additional rounds of testing, resulting in improved designs and reduced risks prior to tooling investment. Our extensive selection of materials gives designers the flexibility to experiment with everything from soft rubbers to flame-resistant plastics and metals.
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Solutions for End-Use Part Manufacturing
Complex and intricate geometries, such as organic shapes, lattice structures, and internal channels, can be easily realized. This flexibility opens up new avenues for innovation in product design, enabling the creation of parts optimized for functionality and performance. Designers can experiment with lightweight structures, reducing material usage while maintaining strength, or incorporate unique features that enhance the overall product's capabilities. This creative freedom, coupled with the ability to rapidly iterate on designs, is invaluable for industries seeking to push the boundaries of what's possible in their products, from aerospace components to custom medical implants.
Traditional manufacturing processes often involve lengthy lead times for tooling, setup, and production. In contrast, 3D printing allows for rapid prototyping and production, reducing the time needed to transform a concept into a tangible product. Companies can iterate on designs quickly, addressing issues and improvements in real time. This accelerated product development cycle enables businesses to respond swiftly to market demands, stay ahead of competitors, and seize opportunities for innovation, ultimately reaching customers faster with new and improved products.
In traditional processes like subtractive manufacturing, excess material is often removed from a solid block or sheet, leading to substantial material waste. In contrast, 3D printing is an additive process, where material is deposited layer by layer to build the final part. This additive nature minimizes waste, as only the necessary material is used in creating the part, reducing environmental impact and material costs. Additionally, any excess material from 3D printing can often be recycled or reused, further enhancing sustainability and resource efficiency in the production process.
Designers can employ advanced techniques like topology optimization to create structures that are both strong and lightweight. By strategically removing material where it's not needed and optimizing load-bearing areas, parts can be significantly lighter without sacrificing strength or integrity. In industries such as aerospace and automotive, reducing weight leads to fuel efficiency gains, extended range, and enhanced overall performance. Additionally, lighter components can contribute to lower material costs and reduced environmental impact over the product's lifecycle, making 3D printing an essential tool for achieving weight reduction objectives.
Traditional manufacturing often requires large quantities of parts to be produced in advance and stored in warehouses, leading to high inventory costs and the risk of obsolescence. 3D printing, however, enables on-demand and localized production of parts, eliminating the need for extensive warehousing and long-distance transportation. Companies can produce parts as they are needed, minimizing inventory expenses, reducing storage space requirements, and ensuring that components are always up-to-date with the latest design improvements. This JIT approach enhances supply chain efficiency, reduces overhead costs, and mitigates the risks associated with supply chain disruptions, making it a valuable strategy in industries ranging from healthcare to aerospace.
Case Studies in End-Use Manufacturing
How 3D Printing Revolutionized Prototyping
3D printed prototypes are essential for gathering feedback, securing early funding, and product testing. They allow for early corrections and design validation in today's competitive landscape.
Power Tool Prototypes with FDM
Robbox used 3D printing to quickly and cost-effectively iterate on their smart power tools, avoiding expensive prototypes and reducing design time and risk.
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