At Guan Sheng, it is our mission to provide the best rapid prototyping solutions in the industry. Using the latest industrial 3D printing technology we can produce accurate prototypes in as little as 24 hours. 3D printed prototypes are perfect for quickly testing project design or function, or as a useful visual aid helping to demonstrate your concept.
Our 3D printing service of additive manufacturing for functional prototypes & production parts.
Competitive FDM, SLA, SLS services
Wide range of material and finishing options
Technical support, design guide and case studies
Types of 3D Printing
3D printing has evolved significantly over the decades and over time many different technologies have been developed:
Stereolithography (SLA) is known for achieving highly detailed and functionally accurate parts. The technology utilizes a mirror that is programmed to direct an ultraviolet laser to draw and cure a part's cross-section onto a vat of photopolymer resin.
Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM)
Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) is a common process for early stage prototypes. Machines range from hobbiest-grade to professional grade.
Selective Laser Sintering (SLS)
Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) uses high-powered lasers to sinter powdered material, binding it together to create a solid structure. This process is ideal for functional testing, in the low to mid volumes (10s to 100s of units).
DIFFERENT MATERIALS USED FOR 3D PRINTING
PLA has high stiffness, good detailing, and affordable pricing. It is a biodegradable thermoplastic with good physical properties, tensile strength and ductility. It gives 0.2mm accuracy and a small stripe effect.
- Usage Range: FDM, SLA, SLS
- Properties: Biodegradable, Food safe
- Applications: Concept models, DIY projects, functional models, manufacturing
ABS is a commodity plastic with good mechanical and thermal properties. It is a common thermoplastic with excellent impact strength and less defined details.
- Usage Range: FDM, SLA, PolyJetting
- Properties: Strong, light, high resolution, somewhat flexible
- Applications: Architectural models, concept models, DIY projects, manufacturing
Nylon has good impact resistance, strength, and toughness. It is very hard and has good dimensional stability with maximum heat resistance temperature of 140-160 °C. It is a thermoplastic with excellent mechanical properties, high chemical and abrasion resistance along with fine powder finish.
- Usage Range: FDM, SLS
- Properties: Strong, smooth surface (polished), somewhat flexible, chemically resistant
- Applications: Concept models, functional models, medical applications, tooling, visual arts