3D Printing (Additive Manufacturing) Capabilities
Crescent Industries offers 3d Printing (Additive Manufacturing) services for plastic components to be used as prototypes, samples and small production runs. These 3d printed models are produced with production grade thermoplastics so painting, gluing, sanding, drilling and bonding with other 3D printed parts can be completed just like any plastic component.
Our 3D printer system produces ultra-fine details for parts with complex geometries, smooth surface finishes and thin walls down to 0.6mm or 0.024”. It can also manufacture components with functional living hinges. Our capabilities allow for net build sizes of 19.3″ x 15.35″ x 7.9″ with a layer thickness that includes horizontal build layers down to 0.0006 inches (16 Microns) and a build resolution of 600 dpi for the X & Y axis and 1600 dpi for the Z axis.
Benefits & Advantages
Product Design Review offers solutions prior to production
Provides components quickly to visualize and analyze
Develop quality inspection parameters prior to production
Manufacture product fixtures prior to production
Provide end-of-arm tooling quickly prior to production
Provides overall cost-savings through general part-analysis
Part Design Guidelines
The “Injection Molded Part Design Guidelines” will review items to consider when designing your next plastic component like:
- Maintaining uniform wall thickness to minimize sinking, warping and improve mold fill.
- Using generous radius at all corners to avoid sharp corners that increase stress concentration which can lead to part failure.
- Incorporating sufficient draft angles for easy removal of the part from the mold.
- Using ribs or gussets to improve part stiffness.
Mold Design Guidelines
Crescent Industries’ mold design engineers look at the aspects of the part that are important for injection molding. Through adherence to these design principles and best practices at the beginning of the design process will ultimately lead to better overall quality of parts during manufacturing. These “Mold Design Guidelines” will evaluate items like the follow:
- Gate Designs / Runner Designs
- Cooling / Venting
- Mold Filling
Transparent material for standard plastic simulation requiring dimensional stability & smooth surfaces
Polypropylene like material for similar snap fit applications
Family of rubber-like material suitable for various applications requiring non-slip or soft-surface
- Family of rigid opaque materials in various colors
- High-temperature materials for advanced testing; hot air & water flow, static applications, and exhibition modeling
Specialized material designed for medical & dental applications
We offer 3D printing (Additive Manufacturing) services for plastic components to be used as prototypes, samples and small production runs. These 3d printed models are produced with production grade thermoplastics so painting, gluing, sanding, drilling and bonding with other 3D printed parts can be completed just like any plastic component.
Design & Development
At the beginning of the design process, it is important to seek first-hand knowledge of the injection molding process which can lead to better overall quality for your components. We utilize 2D and 3D computer generated files which we can easily convert into 3D printed components for you to visualize and test. We’ve invested resources into 3D printing (Additive Manufacturing) in order to provide our clients with a rapid prototyping option all under a single supplier.
Design for Manufacturability
3D printing (Additive Manufacturing) offers a proactive approach to processing problems or potential concerns that can be solved before full production manufacturing begins. It can provide valuable and cost-saving insights into potential manufacturability and quality issues. Our engineers can provide consultation to determine the proper raw materials for your plastic component’s specifications and requirements.
Military & Defense
Electronics & Electrical
Crescent’s Core Capabilities
Single-cavity to complex 96 multi-cavity tools including documented tool transfer process & scheduled preventative maintenance programs. Our In-House capabilities offer complete solutions, learn how at MD&M West 2019.
Offering a comprehensive range of skilled labor, collaborative robots and automation. Our kitting and value add services lead the industry with solutions for complex assembly projects, talk with us at MD&M West in 2019.