The term Additive Manufacturing is increasingly used; it emphasizes the “mature”, professionally used of 3D printing, for various purposes as described below. Whereas 3D printing in principle had a high fun factor, it is now an increasingly used application to improve, test or perform professional production processes.
3D printing is a very suitable tool for the manufacture of prototypes. The cost of 3D printing is low and with the minimum delivery time you can move on quickly. A prototype gives you certainty about the right execution and a quick way to make any final changes before you start producing. There are different plastics available to best approximate the final product.
For example, if you want to present a design to a customer, a 3D print can be a perfect solution to give a realistic picture of the end result. Even if the design process is still in the first phase of the idea, a 3D print can already be made. Based on your sketch or 2D drawing, JVS-3D can print a 3D presentation model. This enables you to convincingly present your product idea and design.
JVS-3D specializes in the production of small layered plastic products. The focus is on fast delivery and low costs. 3D printing is very suitable for small-scale projects. Thanks to the broad technical knowledge in the company we can assist with both the 3D printing as well as the product design. Meaning; high level of service for a competitive price. 3D printing is a fast evolving technology and there is more possible than you know.
If you need a model or scale model, 3D printing is a very suitable technique. For technical products, buildings, means of transport, etc., there is often already a 3D drawing. JVS-3D can also provide a digital 3D drawing if it is not available if necessary. With the help of 2D drawings or photos, a realistic end result can be created. It is also possible to complete the finishing. JVS-3D can also take care of finishing off the model, for example lacquering or applying a coating. Sticker material can be used to apply a logo, for example.
How does 3D printing work?
3D printing is also called Rapid Prototyping or Rapid Manufacturing. With 3D printing, a product is built up layer by layer. Any shape can be printed. There are different printing techniques with different results. Thanks to years of experience, from the very beginning of the developments in the field of 3D printing, JVS-3D can assist you professionally in making the right choice regarding material and production technology. Most products can be manufactured at JVS-3D in-house.
Benefits of 3D printing
If you provide a digital 3D drawing, it can be printed directly; the ensures a short delivery time. Depending on the required printing time, this can be done in one to a few days. However complicated the shape of your product is, it does not increase the price for production. The price is determined by the volume of the printing work. Due to a lot of time savings, 3D printing has a low cost. The possibility to quickly test a product, by making a 3D model, helps to prevent possible production errors.
Different 3D materials and techniques
Printing techniques used by JVS-3D
FDM printing is a printing technique with a plastic wire that is melted into the print head and is placed on the underlying layer. This is how the product is built layer by layer.
SLA printing is a printing technique in which a polymer (liquid) is hardened locally with a laser. Again, the product is built up layer by layer.
Other printing techniques: JVS-3D works together with fellow companies and basically delivers all printing techniques. Together we look at which method is most suitable for your specific product.
Materials used by FDM printing
PLA is the best material for printing sharp and detailed objects. The filament is made of bio-material. A part printed in PLA gives a nice shine and is available in many colours, even the material is available by colour (RAL). An example of a product for which this material is very suitable is a part for a presentation that needs to be finished nicely.
ABS is a tough and strong filament, furthermore the material is suitable for reprocessing. This filament is made of petroleum and is also available in different colors. An example of a product for which this material is suitable is an electronics enclosure for testing purposes.
TPE is a flexible filament. TPE has the properties that it is very flexible, which makes it possible to 3D printing flexible objects. An example of a product for which this material is suitable is a seal.
PLA – Metal
Nowadays it is also possible to print metal. This PLA filament contains 25 aluminium, bronze or copper metal particles and gives the 3D printing (e.g. sculptures, accessories or parts) a unique, metallic look.
PETG is a very strong and flexible material. Thanks to the combination of strength, toughness and flexibility, it is very suitable for parts that move a lot. In addition, this material is often used in the food industry; PETG is the only filament approved for use in combination with foods.
PETG carbon filament contains 20 carbon particles. Thanks to the addition of carbon, this material is more resistant to heat, stiffer and more impact-resistant (increased impact resistance) than standard PETG filament. An example of a product for which this material is suitable is a window setter holder; strength and appearance are important here.
Materials used by SLA printing
This is quickly printable material, especially suitable for printing series 3 to 4 times faster. Accuracy is acceptable, especially suitable for quickly making a number of iteration steps.
A material that approaches ABS, suitable for functional prototypes; strong and break-resistant.
A material with a glass filling to get a higher stiffness and a nice finish. Furthermore, it is suitable for thin walls and fine details.
Grey Pro Resin
This material has high precision. It is custom-made, suitable for concept design and functional prototypes. Especially for parts that are more often used and tested.
This material is suitable to mimic Polypropylene (PP), it has a low elasticity modulus and high impact strength. Furthermore, it is a smooth shiny material with a nicely finished effect.
High Temperature Resin
A material that can handle a high temperature, suitable for applications that have to withstand high temperatures. For example Mold Prototyping.
A material that is flexible, about 80 shore, to make products that need to be flexible. For example, application for enclosures.
Machinery of JVS-3D
3D Printers FDM
Zortrax M200; Single Extruder / Construction volume 200 x 200 x 185 mm
Raise3D N2 plus; Dual Extruder / Construction volume 300 x 300 x 610 mm
German RepRap 400; Dual Extruder / Construction volume 400 x 400 x 380 mm
Modix 600; Dual Extruder / Construction volume 600 x 600 x 600 mm
Stacker S4; Four Extruder / Construction volume 345x525x655mm
3D printer SLA
NEW: Formlabs Form3: Construction volume 145 x 145 x 175 m
Formlabs Form2: Construction volume 145 x 145 x 175 mm
What do you deliver?
Digital files to print directly in 3D can be supplied in the following file formats: 3MF (3D Manufacturing File), STL (StereoLithografphy), OBJ (wavefront) and OLTP (OLT printing file). Do you have another file; please contact us to inquire about the possibilities. At this time it is not yet possible to upload these file formats via the contact form, you can send them by email.
If you only have a 2D drawing, sketch or image, that’s not a problem! JVS-3D can transform your idea into a 3D design, suitable for 3D printing. Almost everything is printable. The contact form allows you to upload the following files: PDF, JPG, PNG, DXF or DWG.
Requests for more information or upload files see: contact.
What does it cost?
The most commonly used materials to print with are PLA, ABS and PETG, in terms of prices they are not far apart.
In addition, we calculate the energy costs and depreciation costs, all these costs are aggregated when calculating the cost.
The exact price depends on the degree of padding and required support material.
This price is based on a well-supplied, digital 3D drawing (for specifications for this see 3d printing/).
To do a 3D print, the printer needs to be prepared. Think of loading the filament, cleaning and preparing the print surface. If you have multiple prints that consist of the same material and fit on the same print platform you only pay 1x boot fee.
If we have to send your order, we will pass on the shipping costs.