3D Printing Service
InnoLabs is an advanced 3D printing service and is based in Mumbai, India. Send us your files and we will create 3D prototypes or even useable products using our 3D printing or additive manufacturing machines. We use high quality imported machines and plastic.Bring your designs to life and get a real-life feel for products, buildings, handheld devices, and or anything else you can dream up. These machines can create useable objects, not just working prototypes!
What is 3D Printing?
3D Printing is the process by which one can make an actual physical 3D model from a computer model of the object.
This is usually done by adding layer upon layer of liquid plastic to form the model. The liquid plastic solidifies to form a useable plastic model. Each layer is usually in the region of 1mm thick. This process is also called rapid prototyping or additive manufacturing. The plastics used in this process are usually ABS (like Lego blocks) or PLA. PLA is actually a biodegradeble plastic.
This process is called Fused Deposition Modeling or FDM, a term patented by its creators. Other, similar techniques are stereolithography, in which a laser “cures” or solidifies a liquid polymer where it touches it, and selective laser sintering, which uses lasers to fuse materials in powder form.
Where and how 3D printing is used
automotive, aerospace, dental and medical industries, and many other streams.It is also on the verge of a revolution in manufacturing. The next generation of manufacturing machines may well be similar to rapid prototyping machines once they become cheap and efficient. This will enable manufacturers to produce on demand, or manufacture customised products for each customer.
Key Concepts in 3D Printing
Software for 3D Printing
Sketchup, (formerly Google Sketchup) is a hugely popular 3D modelling software. It is very intuitive and easy to use. However sketchup does not allow you to save as an stl file, so you will have to use a third party converter to do this. 3D Tin is a great web-based 3D modelling system that you do not need to download or install on your computer. It runs in your browser.
Autodesk 123D is Autodesk’s response to sketchup. It is a set of free apps that run on some smartphones and tablets too. It allows you to directly save your design as an stl file. Tinkercad is a good 3D modelling software with inbuilt support for stl files. It is available in a variety of free or paid-for flavors.
Printrun is an open source software program used to run the popular RepRap series of 3D Printers. It is freely downloadable and even modifiable.