3d printing services in torontoManufacturing has greatly improved over the years and has become increasingly ‘digital’ due to 3D printing technology. This technology has already changed how companies design and produce manufactured goods. Various industries (aerospace, automotive, manufacturing) have already made the switch to 3D printing for faster and more reliable prototypes and production parts. At Agile Manufacturing, we provide the highest quality 3D printers and 3D printing services in Toronto to cater your printing needs.

Agile Manufacturing is a well-known 3D printing service bureau in Toronto. Many businesses rely on our services and printing products for their prototyping, design, and production needs. It is crucial to have a reliable manufacturing service bureau for your business. Agile Manufacturing is your one stop shop for all things 3D printing and manufacturing.

What is 3D Printing?

3D Printing, also known as additive manufacturing, is the process of building parts or objects layer-by-layer using a three-dimension technology from a digital CAD file. Each layer can be seen as a thinly sliced cross-section of the object. 3D printing is the opposite of subtractive manufacturing (CNC) which is cutting out a piece of metal or plastic. 3D printing technology enables you to produce complex shapes that are otherwise un-able to be built using any other manufacturing method.

Why do businesses require 3D Printing services in Toronto?

In short, 3D printing is fast and relatively low cost. From design to manufacturing, a prototype can be delivered in a matter of days. Where 3D printing excels is in rapid prototyping. Businesses can take advantage of 3D printing services in Toronto for short to medium runs and batch sizes. 3D printing greatly reduces the time to get the first version of a product and makes it possible to print complex geometries and interlocking parts that require no assembly.

Stereolithography (SLA) is a 3D printing process where UV light and photopolymer resin are used to make printable parts. The resin is cured by the laser which hardens the plastic. These layers are made at high speed, making SLA a great option for rapid prototyping.

3d printers torontoBenefits of 3D Printing Services in Toronto

Cost Effectiveness

Traditional prototyping methods such as CNC machining and injection molding requires expensive machinery and tools which carries higher labor and material costs. 3D printing is a one-step process, avoiding the expensive up-front costs of tooling. 3D printers use only material that is needed to print the parts and requires little supervision, further bringing down labor costs.

Reduces Waste

3D printing utilizes only the specific material that is needed to complete the job. As it is an additive manufacturing method, material is layered onto itself as needed, whereas traditional subtractive manufacturing methods require larger upfront material costs and contributes to more waste due to leftover material. The streamlined processes of 3D printing help speed up production schedules which reduces material and energy consumption long term. As material science evolves, 3D printing will start utilizing sustainable and biodegradable materials, further offsetting the environmental impact.

Consistent Customization of Parts

When going through many different iterations of a design, 3D printing does not require the creation of a new tool, mold, die or jig like other manufacturing processes. Different designs can simply be reprinted without high upfront costs. 3D printing simply requires a slicer software that can interpret the part into slices to send data to the printer. The designer can simply re-design their part in CAD software and send it back to the operator for quick, effortless printing.

3D printing also allows the manufacturing of complex geometries that are not possible in traditional manufacturing (injection molding, Cast Urethane, etc.). Consolidation can also easily be accomplished with 3D printing which can reduce the number of parts needed for a design, thus reducing assembly and design costs.

You are assured of quality when using Agile Manufacturing’s 3D printing services in Toronto. Our 3D printers are of professional grade quality and can accurately reproduce your final desired product.

We also provide 3d printing services in the following areas: Kitchener, Calgary, Ottawa, Montreal, Vancouver