The focus of PERFECT-3D is ceramic additive manufacturing to create rapid tooling in support of investment castings. The most common types of 3D-printed products that we make are ceramic cores, molds, and filters.
The Focus Behind Our 3D-Printing Services:
Our 3D-Printed Products
Cores – Ceramic 3D-printing can address the complexity of new ceramic core designs that surpass the capability of injection molding. In addition, 3D-printing provides a cost-effective means to make a small quantity of cores needed during casting development.
Molds – Ceramic 3D-printing can handle the new ceramic casting molds that challenge the traditional ceramic dipping associated with wax patterns. As importantly, the 3D-printing of ceramics provides ready-to-pour molds that enable “skipping the queue” at the foundry.
Filters – Ceramic 3D-printing provides a consistent flow system and material cleanliness that is not achievable with conventional filters. In addition, ceramic filters avoid the introduction of inclusions that are very common with traditional foam filters.
Our Approach on Rapid Prototyping for Production Parts
The PERFECT-3D approach is based on leveraging cutting edge additive manufacturing (AM) to create high-quality tooling for the rapid production of parts. Our 3D-printing technologies provide other custom industrial 3D-printing solutions for customers.
Benefits of the Following 3D-Ceramic Products
Our 3D-Printing Processes Reduce Cost and Lead Time
While 3D-printing of ceramics is still in its relative infancy, it has the potential to reduce tooling costs for complex precision castings by more than 70%; while also providing 80% reduction in the lead time for different materials including, cores and molds compared to conventional 3D-printing processes.
PERFECT-3D’s Manufacturing Process Overview
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