3D Printing & Prototyping
Key Plastics supports product realisation by offering custom prototyping, utilising the latest additive manufacturing techniques combined with 5 axis CNC machining.
3D printing capability allows for rapid modelling of prototypes for customer part verification.
Key also utilizes eternal partners to provide additional additive manufacturing capacity and technologies. The two common 3d process utilized by key are:
FDM Process. The FDM process uses common engineering thermoplastics, enabling high quality engineering components to be produced. Parts formed by this process represent typical material qualities of parts made in similar materials using different processes.
InkJet Technology uses an inkjet array to apply fusing and detailing agents across a bed of nylon powder, which are then fused by heating elements into a solid layer. The technology’s unique approach to binding powder results in better material properties, faster build speeds, and, ultimately, lower costs compared to other powder-based 3D printing processes.