- Maximum size of part
278 mm x 278 mm 330 mm
(L x W x H)
- Density > 99.5 %
- Tolerance +/- 0.1 mm
- Surface roughness 15 – 35 μm
Do you have any questions about the materials, application areas or technical possibilities? Please do not hesitate to contact us.
From order quantity size 1
We produce for you:
- Single parts
- Functional prototypes
- Several variants of a part
- Copies of parts
(e.g. as spare parts)
- Small series
ProtoShape is a certified supplier of international companies. We produce parts for aerospace industry from aluminium (AlSi10Mg). For ABB we manufacture turbine wheels from Inconel 718.
Our demo parts illustrate what is possible with additive manufacturing. The examples make it easier for design engineers and designers to get started with 3D printing.
Getting started with 3D printing
Would you like to start 3D printing with your company? We support you on your way with an individual offer:
- Design training
- Demo parts
- On-site introduction
Contact us for more information on metal 3D printing or a non-binding offer.
We look forward to hearing from you.
Production steps metal 3D printing
Step 1: Design
You design the desired part and send us the CAD file together with a drawing of the part as a PDF file. In order to benefit from all the advantages of additive manufacturing, we support you in optimizing the design.
Step 2: Preparation
The machine is prepared for the production of your part. Where required, support structures are added to the part in order to ensure a high-quality result.
Step 3: Production
Your part is produced in layers until the desired height is reached.
Get further information on the production process.
Step 4: Post-processing
Surface finishing, mechanical processing or heat treatment: As soon as the part has been removed from the machine, post-processing can begin.
Depending on the selected material, the surface of the part has a roughness of 15 – 35 µm. The surface can be improved by sandblasting or vibratory grinding.
Parts with a joining surface or a thread must be mechanically reworked. In cooperation with our partner network we can offer you fast and uncomplicated EDM and wire EDM as well as CNC milling, CNC turning and grinding.
Do you place exceptional high demands on properties such as hardness or tensile strength of your part? Different heat treatments can improve the desired properties. We are pleased to advise you.
For special requirements (e.g. aerospace) we offer additional services for quality management:
- 3D scanning
- Individual part numbering
- 100 % control and documentation of the geometries
External quality assurance
- Computer tomography
- X-ray analysis
- Tensile specimens
- Fatigue analysis
We would be happy to advise you and organise the desired analyses for you.