Monthly Archives: March 2012

Rapid CNC Service

Did you know?

3D Systems Asia-Pacific offer two post process finishing options for
Aluminum 6061 and 7075 materials.

1.  Anodizing Aluminum is an electrochemical process in which an oxide
(anodic) layer is chemically applied to aluminum to alter the materials properties. 

Benefits:

  • Oxide layer  is hard
  • Increased corrosion and abrasion resistance
  • Provides electrical insulation
  • Acts as an excellent base for decorative finishes
  • Parts can be dyed in a variety of colours
     
Anodizing Aluminium Finish

 

 2. Electroless Nickel Plating is an autocatalytic chemical process that
deposits a nickel-phosphorous layer to an aluminum part. 
We offer low-phosphorous electroless nickel plating. 

Benefits: 

  • Corrosion protection and wear resistance
  • Soliderability and increased hardness
  • process creates an even coating on the part
  • Leaves the brightest and hardest deposits

Electroless Nickel Plating Finish

     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

click here to find out more about our CNC machined parts service.

3D Printing Takes Off…

Designers and engineers around the world use 3D Systems printers to impressively communicate their design concepts under ever-tightening deadlines. 

Seabird Aviation Australia designed and developed the aircraft SEEKER, a most unusual design compared to standard aircrafts.  Described as a cross between a helicopter and a glider, it was purpose built for surveillance and patrol operations.

Using SLA (stereolithography) technology, 3D Systems Asia-Pacific created a scaled replica model of the Seeker for Seabird to display at the world’s most professional aviation show in Beijing, China.

click here to read the full story and see a video of how the SEEKER model was made using 3D Printing technology.