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3D Printing gives the ability to build physical 3 dimensional models directly from 3D CAD Data in the form of an STL file, which can be exported from any 3D computer modelling software package including Pro Engineer, Autodesk Inventor, Solidworks plus many more. It can also be produced directly from 3D scan data to be formed into a fully enclosed mesh which can then be printed.

DAVCAD utilises an HP 3D Designjet Printer and Formlabs Form 2 SLA Printer to produce 3D printed models. The HP Designjet uses a specialised ABS material which is 40% stronger than normal ABS. Models produced with the HP Designjet Color 3D Printer are durable and precise, allowing clients to see accurate conceptual models within hours rather than days and weeks using traditional methods. Saving time and the expense of producing high cost prototypes to evaluate. The models can also be functional, therefore models can be assembled to produce a fully working model to test the form, fit and function of a design. They can also be painted, machined, drilled and even chrome plated to give a more visual effect. The Formlabs Form 2 Printer offers additional materials and also very fine detail utilising a minimum layer thickness of 20µm. Again these prints can be painted, machined, drilled along withstanding different operating conditions depeding on the material used.


HP Designjet 3D Colour Printer:-

Build size (w x d x h) 203 x 203 x 152 mm (8 x 8 x 6 in)

Layer thickness 0.01 in (0.254 mm) or 0.013 in (0.33 mm)

Model material colors 8 (Ivory, Black, Red, Olive Green, Nectarine, Fluorescent Yellow, Blue and Gray)

Automated support removal using the HP Designjet 3D Removal System

Software features Automatic real-time support structure generation with SMART supports (which minimizes the amount of support material used, reduces the build time, and improves support removal time for many parts); auto-orientation which determines the best orientation for your model for the fastest build time and least material usage; model density options (Solid, Sparse High Density, Sparse Low Density).

HP Designjet Support Removal System:-

The HP Designjet 3D Removal System partners with the HP Designjet 3D printer to remove supports from the models automatically. The solution is designed to be used in an office environment, thus special disposal methods or equipment are not typically required. A fully enclosed detergent is utilised in the HP Designjet 3D Support Removal Powder Kit so you can handle it without gloves. The HP Designjet 3D Removal System removes the supports from your models automatically without creating a mess and saving you time making it an ideal solution for the office environment.


Formlabs Form 2:-

Build size (w x d x h) 145 x 145 x 175 mm (4.9 x 4.9 x 6.5 in)

Layer thickness 25, 50, 100 and 200 microns

Model materials :

Manual Support Removal

Software features :

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