"Take the best that exists and make it better. If it doesn't exist, create it."

Henry Royce

Through the technologies available in the company, regardless of its constructive complexity, the "Team Si prototyping" is able to realize a physical part in a short time. The high precision of this equipment allows to obtain multiple parts that can be assembled together, perfectly working and accurate, directly usable for the tests to be performed.

The physical model created in this way allows an immediate evaluation of its functionality and to discover hidden criticalities.

Together with the technical necessities, the desire to realize aesthetic details for stylistic presentations, for fair expositions and whatever else can be required from a prototype, has given origin to the creation of a finishing and painting department of excellent quality.
Here we enhance to the utmost those effects previously studied and desired by stylists.

The 3D Rapid Prototyping technologies available in our company are three: StereolithographyFDM and MJF.

Rapid Prototyping

Rapid Prototyping is an additive manufacturing system that allows the realization of a physical object starting from a digital file. The technology behind this innovative methodology is 3D Printing, also known as Additive Manufacturing, that is, different layering techniques that give life to a three-dimensional object through the conversion of a digital file processed by appropriate CAD (Computer Aided Design) modeling programs. The result? Highly customized solutions, regardless of their shape and complexity, capable of enhancing the advantages and potential of this new technology.

The advantages

Time reduction

It is possible to "touch with hand" the prototype already within 2/3 days. The final object can then be subjected to technical, functional and aesthetic tests and researches in order to gauge the market response.

On the one hand there is a significant reduction in the lead time of the production phases, and on the other hand there is a reduction in the time to market of the final product.

A reduction in time and costs that can be redirected to other aspects of fundamental importance: product quality, precision, diversification, flexibility, safety, marketing and other endless solutions that meet the growing demand for product customization.

Cost reduction

Rapid prototyping makes it possible to bypass the negative aspects of traditional methods. 

No more moulds, no more exponential minimum quantities, no more exhausting design modification procedures: every aspect of the prototype can be recalculated and modified in progress through fast and precise corrections of the digital file that do not involve additional costs.

Customization services

The possibility of realizing prototypes, and therefore products, that fully reflect the specifications of the final user, the possibility of modifying aspects during pre-production without excessive waiting or exponential costs, the extreme adaptability of materials and the total freedom in the choice of shapes and sizes, outline a new concept of industrial production based on the expressiveness of an almost sartorial uniqueness: to be able to create an object unique in its kind and easily customizable.

Environmental Sustainability

Even at the prototype stage, 3D printing provides significant savings in material usage, which can be recycled and reused in-house with no disposal costs, which is not the case in manufacturing through industrial molds.

The ability to produce minimum quantities reduces the impact of logistics and transportation costs of physical products, and the use of "in-house vacuum cleaners" prevents the dispersion of subtle elements both in the work environment and outside.

Resorting to 3D Rapid Prototyping for the realization of functional prototypes means in fact not only being able to use different layering techniques, but above all being able to count on a wide range of materials, now programmable and printable, capable of enhancing the aesthetics, performance and durability of the final product. Today, through rapid prototyping, it is possible to produce a functional prototype using rubbers, resins, plastics, powders, ceramics or even composite materials that give the tactile sensation of metal. A multi-level operation that today represents the most advantageous solution in the most varied application sectors.

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