3E Rapid Prototyping Ltd provides a comprehensive range of Rapid Prototyping Services and Manufacturing processes, offering solutions to a wide range of industries and project types. We pride ourselves on being able to offer the very latest technologies and materials, coupled with unparalleled finishing skill, ensuring excellent project results and satisfied clients. Our highly competitive rapid prototyping service rates for services such as painting, polishing, and silkscreen on CNC models are the best in the industry. We also strive to beat the competition on our pricing for our other services, such as Vacuum Casting, laser engraving finish, custom CNC machining and sheet metal forming.
Here is a full list of the rapid prototyping services 3E offers:
CNC milling and turning allow us to get prototypes done in real production grade materials (both plastic and metal) to ensure that product testing yields accurate results.
We invest in new high-quality CNC machines, including 4 imported 4-axis milling machines. A portfolio of imported and local machines put 3ERP in a position to offer high precision and economy according to your particular projects requirements.
Our factory is set up for prototypes and low volume CNC production, whether you need one part or several thousand, we have a solution for you. (Read More)
AM (additive manufacturing, 3D printing) is the process of building up a work piece layer by layer. Several distinct technologies have emerged over the last few decades, each with its own strengths and weaknesses. 3ERP understands each technology, and can apply this knowledge to your projects for optimal results. For certain geometries, additive manufacturing is the best approach to creating a physical part – certain features would be impossible to create by conventional (subtractive) methods. In some cases, AM offers great advantages in material science. Sintering-based machines use powdered stock material – opening up opportunities to exploit the strengths of powder metallurgy. The engineer can specify (otherwise) impossible alloy combinations, as well as alloys that are impractical or impossible to machine (eg. due to work hardening properties.) Additive manufacturing may also offer the most viable fabrication option when part quantities are low.
Polyurethane vacuum casting components produced from silicone mould is an economical way to create batch prototyping for exhibitions, marketing research.
The required surface finish for the parts can be created by the master pattern. for example, SLA or CNC model with matt or high gloss painting finish. A good silicone material will duplicate perfect details to the casting. by vacuum casting, we can duplicate the existing components easily.
Vacuum casting is also the process to make rubber parts (hardness from Shore A 35 to Shore A 90). We can also make silicone prototypes by using ABS or Aluminum moulds.
Combining our formidable CNC milling and turning capabilities with expertise in plastic moldings, 3ERP offers rapid tooling as an option for creating excellent plastic & metal parts in a range of production-grade materials. We recommend rapid tooling as an intermediate step between prototyping and mass production. It facilitates fast entry into the market, with setup costs far lower than production tooling.
Tool life expectancy;
Aluminium molds; 1000 parts
Steell molds; 5000 parts
For objects with continuous cross-sectional profiles, extrusion is a very efficient manufacturing process. Molten material is forced through a die onto the runout table, where it cools before proceeding on towards post processing. (For aluminum this includes straightening, work hardening, cutting to length, heat treatment and various surface treatment options.)
3ERP is positioned to offer aluminium extrusion as a low-volume process suitable for prototyping. We can combine it with other processes (eg. CNC milling, EDM, bending etc) to achieve complex results.
We offer various high quality metal die casting process services (including aluminum die casting, zinc die casting, magnesium die casting)
We have the ability to execute cost effective small batches – providing a great “next step” for projects where CNC is too expensive, but quantities are to low for common industry providers.
Suggested quantities for our pressure die casting; 50-1000 pieces.
Impressed model finish helps to catch eyes when you try to promote your idea. Here’s are the finishes we can achieve.
Mirror Polished – ABS, PMMA, Aluminum, Brass, Stainless Steel and so on.
Sandblasted – The way to get matt surface for metal components. roughness can be adjusted by different sands
Brushed – common process for aluminum or steel before anodized or coating.
Painting – 1K & 2K, gloss, matt and texture similate.
Chrome & Chrome sputtering
Powder Coat – for metal parts
Anodized – for aluminum material, various kinds of color can be achieved
Sheet metal forming describes the forming of thin sheets of metal by applying pressure through male or female dies or both. Parts formed of sheet metal have such varied parameters that it is sometimes complicated to categorize them. Sheet metal forming processes include laser cutting, waterjet cutting, roll forming, deep drawing, stretching, flanging, embossing and spinning. In nearly all of these procedures there are not any planned major changes in the thickness of the sheet metal. Sheet metal designs may feature welds and threads (depending on thickness.)