Press Releases SDP/SI Acquires a ProJet 3D Printer
SDP/SI Acquires a ProJet 3D PrinterEngineers Get Their Projects into Production Faster Using SDP/SI’s new 3D Printing Service
Press Release | September 27, 2018 | Hicksville, NYSeptember 27, 2018 – Hicksville, NY – Stock Drive Products/Sterling Instrument (SDP/SI), a leader in providing mechanical based design, engineering, and manufacturing services for critical motion control and small power transmission applications, recently acquired the 3D Systems ProJet MJP 2500 Plus 3D printer.
A high-quality printer, the 3D Systems ProJet MJP 2500 Plus uses a liquid polymer that has a variety of material properties and can create parts in three different colors, black, white, and translucent.
The new ProJet printer is utilized for orders of individual components, such as a gear or pulley, to more complex drive assemblies. Primarily used for prototypes and low volume production, this machine has the ability to produce high-accuracy components similar to those made with injection molding.
"Using the material jetting process, the polymer is dispensed in 32µ/layers (less than a human hair) with an accuracy of +/-.001per inch or better and then UV cured", said SDP/SI Sr. Sales Engineer, Mike Yandolino. This enables the creation of highly accurate drive components, allowing the engineer to assess the design for form, fit, and function before moving into high-volume production.
Mike Yandolino continued: "Although a new process for us, we have completed a number of projects with outstanding results. Being able to deliver a component or assembly into the engineers hand for design review quickly and at a cost savings is a tremendous benefit, resulting in better designs and manufacturability."
In addition to 3D printing prototypes, SDP/SI manufactures high-quality machined parts, molded components, and precision gearing for a wide variety of product applications in medical, aerospace, defense, robotics, and commercial industries.
About Stock Drive Products/Sterling Instrument (SDP/SI) a Designatronics company
SDP/SI, ISO 9001:2015 + AS9100D certified, offers mechanical based design, engineering and manufacturing services for critical motion control and small power transmission applications, including aerospace, defense, medical, robotics and industrial automation. Over 87,000 standard inch and metric small mechanical components are available for fast turnaround. SDP/SI specializes in high-quality machined parts, molded components, synchronous belt drives, precision gears and subassemblies. For more information go to: https://www.sdp-si.com