3D Printing and Testing

With the explosion in 3D printing throughout industry and its move from prototype and sample parts to actual production parts the need to test printed parts is essential. At TTS we can both print the component and complete a full suite of tests to guarantee its suitability.

3D print optimisation is becoming increasingly important and we are best placed to help with your requirements.

We offer a 3D print service in a variety of materials and configurations to suit the final product. TTS understand that there are a lot of 'Print Factories' available but can they also offer to test the finished product to ensure its suitability?

If the printed part is a production item rather than just a prototype then it may well be essential to measure its performance by any number of parameters.

Is it strong enough? Does increasing infill percentage help?

Is it durable? Does increasing layer count help?

Does temperature affect its performance? Does changing print material help?

3D print optimisation may well prove invaluable to a product. There are a variety of print settings which all have an effect on product appearance and some times more importantly product performance.
Infill, layers, bed temperature, extrusion temperature & multiplier can all be adjusted to create stronger more durable parts. Of course material and the physical design can also be changed too. At TTS we can help to optimise the design and production parameters to produce the best most cost effective part. Less material, more strength, quicker print, better durability, the decision is an informed one.

Testing of 3D parts can can involve a variety of techniques from basic ultimate strength tests to durability testing and combined elevated temperature and humidity.

TTS can help your business to better understand its products and components before they are put to the test in the real world.