At ProtoCAM, we’re committed to educating our rapid prototyping and additive manufacturing customers.
Below, you’ll find videos outlining the some of the processes we use to create highly accurate prototypes and finished products extremely quickly.
Stereolithography (SLA) Video
See stereolithography / SLA technology in action! This computer-generated animation demonstrates the actions of the SLA machine. The laser can be seen tracing each layer of the part, as the part is lowered into the resin. The completed part is then raised out of the resin tank, ready to be used.
Room Temperature Vulcanization (RTV) Molding Video
This animation shows the various steps taken when creating an RTV mold. First, risers are put on the part to allow air to escape from the final mold. A thin film is attached to the part, which will act as a seam for the final mold. A box is built around the entire structure, and it is filled with silicone rubber. Once the silicone rubber has cured, the box and risers are removed, the mold is opened at its seam, and the original part is removed. Any type of urethane can now be injected in the mold to create an exact duplicate of the original.
Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) Video
Durable additive manufacturing through laser sintering. Available in various powdered nylons or A6 tool steel for rapid manufactured prototypes and short-run production parts.
Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS) Video
DMLS using 3D Systems ProX 300. Additively manufactured metal parts built in native metals. The laser fuses powdered metal granules creating fully dense metal parts, with the ability to create geometries difficult or impossible with traditional manufacturing techniques. One of the great metal additive manufacturing techniques offered at ProtoCAM.