Make It Happen with Agile Manufacturing: Canada’s 3D Printing Powerhouse
In the ever-evolving world of additive manufacturing, one company stands out as a leader in Canada: Agile Manufacturing. Agile has built a reputation as Canada’s number one 3D printing powerhouse, offering a comprehensive range of cutting-edge technologies to meet the diverse needs of its clients. In this article, we will explore the technologies that Agile brings to the table, showcasing their commitment to innovation and customer satisfaction. So, Make it Happen with Agile Manufacturing.
Agile employs Stereolithography (SLA), one of the earliest and most widely used 3D printing technologies. SLA uses a UV laser to selectively cure a liquid photopolymer resin, building parts layer by layer with high resolution and accuracy. This technology is ideal for creating intricate and detailed parts, making it a popular choice for prototyping and product development.
Selective Laser Sintering (SLS)
Another technology offered by Agile is Selective Laser Sintering (SLS). SLS uses a high-powered laser to fuse powdered materials, such as nylon or polyamide, layer by layer. The process produces robust parts with complex geometries and excellent mechanical properties. SLS is often used for producing functional prototypes, end-use parts, and low-volume production runs.
Multi-Jet Fusion (MJF)
Agile also utilizes Multi-Jet Fusion (MJF), a technology that combines the benefits of inkjet printing with additive manufacturing. MJF deposits a fusing agent onto a bed of powdered material, followed by a detailing agent that controls the fusing process. An energy source then selectively fuses the powder, creating highly detailed and durable parts. MJF is known for its speed and efficiency, making it suitable for producing functional prototypes and end-use parts.
Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM)
Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM), also known as Fused Filament Fabrication, is another technology available at Agile. FDM works by extruding a thermoplastic filament through a heated nozzle, depositing material layer by layer to build a part. FDM is known for its versatility, as it supports a wide range of materials, including ABS, PC, Nylon and high-performance thermoplastics like ULTEM. This technology is commonly used for rapid prototyping, functional testing, and low-volume production.
Digital Light Synthesis (DLS)
Agile harnesses the power of Digital Light Synthesis (DLS) to create parts with exceptional surface finish and mechanical properties. DLS uses a combination of light and oxygen to rapidly cure photopolymer resins, resulting in isotropic parts that are comparable to those produced by traditional manufacturing methods. DLS is ideal for producing high-quality prototypes, as well as end-use parts for industries such as automotive, aerospace, and medical.
Digital Light Processing (DLP)
Digital Light Processing (DLP) is another technology offered by Agile. DLP utilizes a digital light projector to cure photopolymer resins, creating parts with excellent resolution and surface finish. DLP is often used for creating small, intricate parts, as well as dental and jewelry applications.
Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS)
For clients requiring metal parts, Agile offers Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS). DMLS uses a high-powered laser to selectively melt metal powders, building parts layer by layer. This technology produces parts with complex geometries and excellent mechanical properties, making it suitable for industries such as aerospace, automotive, and medical.
Multi-Jet Printing (MJP)
Finally, Agile provides Multi-Jet Printing (MJP), a technology that uses a print head to deposit droplets of photopolymer material onto a build platform. MJP is known for its high resolution and ability to create intricate, detailed parts with smooth surfaces. The technology also allows for the production of multi-material and multi-color parts, making it ideal for applications such as product design, prototyping, and investment casting patterns.
Agile Manufacturing has established itself as Canada’s number one 3D printing powerhouse by offering a diverse range of advanced technologies to cater to various industry needs. By providing Stereolithography, Selective Laser Sintering, Multi-Jet Fusion, Fused Deposition Modeling, Digital Light Synthesis, Digital Light Processing, Direct Metal Laser Sintering, and Multi-Jet Printing, Agile demonstrates its commitment to innovation and customer satisfaction. So, Make it Happen with Agile Manufacturing. Watch a video touring our shop
With its impressive portfolio of 3D printing technologies, Agile is uniquely positioned to help clients bring their ideas to life, no matter the complexity or material requirements. As the world of additive manufacturing continues to evolve, Agile remains at the forefront, making it happen for businesses and individuals alike.