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Rapid prototyping service using ABS plastic is offered at Southwest Research Institute.

  
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Rapid prototyping facilities  include a StrataSys Fused Deposition Modeling system

Rapid prototyping service using ABS plastic is offered at Southwest Research Institute (SwRI).


All you need is a 3D model converted into an .stl file (most CAD software have the capability to convert, some export to SLA, and some call it RP), or you can send the part file from PRO/E or SOLIDWORKS. Email the file to Errol Brigance, ebrigance@swri.org, or phone (210) 522-5071, to let him know the details.

 

We can also convert your 2D drawings into 3D models.

 

The FDM 2000 produces fully functional prototypes made from ABS plastic. The resulting ABS parts have 85% of the strength of an actual injection molded part.

 

Larger parts are possible by bonding multiple pieces together.

 

The specifications for the FDM 2000 include:

  • Envelope: 10" x 10" x 10"

  • Accuracy: ±0.005"

  • Thinnest wall: 0.010"

  • Materials available at this time: ABS

  • Colors: Black & White

The ABS part can be used for investment casting.
 

 

 

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Examples of ABS parts

 

For more information about our rapid prototyping capabilities, or how you can contract with SwRI, please contact Errol Brigance at ebrigance@swri.org or (210) 522-5071.

 

rapidprototyping.swri.org

 

Contact Information

Errol Brigance

Rapid Prototyping

(210) 522-5071

ebrigance@swri.org

rapidprototyping.swri.org

 

Related Terminology

rapid prototyping

ABS plastic

functional prototypes

injection molded

FDM 2000

3D model

2D drawings 

 

 

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August 07, 2014