Plastic Prototypes from a 3D Printer

Accuracy of 0.1mm

The 3D Printer has an accuracy of up to 0.1mm.

342mm X 342mm X 200mm Printer Bed Size

The Objet Connex 350 3D Printer has a great sized bed to print most parts.

Over 100 different materials possible

Due to the multi-material capabilities of the 3D Printer we are able to mix materials and create different grades.

Rutland Plastics uses a Stratasys Connex 350 for its 3D printed plastic prototypes. This is one of a range of the world’s only 3D printers capable of printing using multiple materials.

How do Multiple Materials Make a Difference?

An ability to combine two different prototyping materials in varying proportions allows us to economically create realistic prototypes. The resulting composite materials simulate Polypropylene, ABS, transparent, high temperature and a wide range of rubber-like materials from Shore 25A to 95A. In all more than 100 options are available and this number is growing all the time.

This also means that unlike other rapid prototyping methods, assemblies comprising different materials can be produced in a single build so eliminating the need to glue together parts made with different materials. Up to 14 different materials may be fabricated within a single printed part.

3D Printed Glasses - Multi Material

Accuracy

Wall sections from a minimum of 0.6mm are possible with accuracy of parts of 0.1mm – 0.3mm. The maximum build size of any part we are able to offer is 342mm x 342mm x 200mm. Larger plastic prototypes are possible by joining two or more models.

3D Printed Box - VeroWhite

Express Order Process

  • CAD Supplied

    Customer supplies 3D CAD Model to Rutland Plastics.

  • Quotation

    Design Engineers at Rutland Plastics give the customer a quotation to print their parts and give any advice they feel relevant to Injection Moulding if required. Quotes are usually received by the customer in under 24 hours.

  • Preparation

    Customer agrees to go ahead with the print. Rutland Plastic’s Design Engineers then prepare and schedule the parts.

  • Cleaning

    The prototypes are then printed and delicately cleaned using a specialised wash facility.

  • Despatch

    Parts are then packaged up and despatched to the customer, once payment has been received.

  • Shipping

    Parts usually arrive with the customer in 3-4 Days from receipt of order.