The company experts use the HBOT 3D F300 industrial 3D printer to create device components: handles, mounts, brackets as well as finishing elements and concept-stage models. In practice the printer provides final pieces, tools that help facilitate equipment assembly, and prototype prints used in design and functionality testing. For example in complex mechanical projects a small batch manufacture of prototypes is the final stage of the undertaking and has an impact on its total cost and time.
Most prints are made with PLA (polylactide) and ASA-X (acrylonitrile styrene acrylate). ASA-X is weather and UV resistant, but also boast excellent layer adhesion and facilitate easy postprocessing.
Prior to the purchase of the printer the elements had to undergo milling, which carries some restrictions. In some cases the milling machine is still quite indispensable. As for the rest a 3D printer is an excellent alternative and a valuable supplementary tool that every professional workshop should have. It’s easy to use and does not require a specialised technician to operate. The HBOT 3D F300 software suite – Simplify3D – helps set up prints quickly and effortlessly.
The image on the right depicts a prototype of a medical device cover.