3D Printing for Casting

3D Printed Rapid Prototyping

When you are looking to build a new product or feature, you want to be sure it will work in the way you believe it to. Dean Group International can assist your product development process with quality investment casting test parts prior to production tooling. In addition to production requirements, Dean Group International is committed to supporting all companies, no matter their size, in their pursuit of product creation, no matter the batch size.

With our 3D printing systems, we offer affordable one-off or continuous production orders bespoke from a vast range of alloys. All castings are made in the UK at our ISO 9001:2015-approved foundry located in Manchester, and all of the above are guaranteed to be UK-made and UK-certified.

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Benefits of Rapid Prototyping

Dean Group International’s 3D printing services, operated by our dedicated and experienced team, will provide the support needed for better design, testing & manufactured products, all within a matter of weeks. The flexibility of offering is suitable for all on any project and or endeavour. Other benefits are:

Swift product turnaround improves speed to market
Genuine processes and materials used for all prototypes
Product validation prior to full-scale roll-out
Allows for design changes prior to release
Eliminates time spent re-designing and crafting after production begins
Allows for direct comparison testing of alternative design concepts
Manufactured from your own CAD data

3D Printed Rapid Prototyping is one of the best ways to minimise development costs on iterations of your product. Testing the theory of your design before full product development allows you to reduce the development costs of your product, as it helps you avoid the chance of building something which doesn’t work or has snags. It also avoids any embarrassing and costly issues that customers may come across when your product launches.

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Thermojet Wax Modelling System

Using a 3D model, we’ll create a wax replica of your part, built in layers using thermojet (printed) technology as part of our rapid prototyping process. These are then processed at our Manchester foundry in a matter of weeks and often result in castings that have gone through the same manufacturing procedure and are functionally identical to their hard-tooled counterparts, just without the need to commit or pay for tooling.

The advantage of this particular process is just how quick it is, being much quicker than other available options. As such, the thermojet wax system acts as an efficient way to create small quantities of parts for validation or just small one-off batch orders.

As specialists in Lost Wax Casting, Dean Group International can take your initial wax model and use it to help you create the finished metal piece you need.

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3D Model Manufacture

For us to be able to assist in the manufacture of parts, we must offer a 3D model. We usually would expect a base 3D model to be supplied or a 2D drawing to reference. Still, we understand that not all persons or companies have the ability or the technical knowledge to produce 3D models suitable for 3D printing and investment casting.

With that knowledge, Dean Group International offers the service of 3D model generation with our experienced design team to get your parts manufactured quickly. Please get in touch for more details on this.

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Contact Dean Group International for Your Investment Casting Quote

To find out more about our investment casting, or to get a quote for your project, please get in touch with us on 0161 775 1633 or submit your enquiry online.
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