MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., Oct. 30 -- 3D Printing Ally is a full service 3D printing service bureau located in Minneapolis, Minnesota that specializes in designing and implementing manufacturing aids into companies of all sizes. Their in-house engineering staff can design drill jigs, masking templates, inspection aids, 5s and 6s lean manufacturing aids and many other tools to make any manufacturing process leaner. Project sizes range from 3D printing a single part to designing and implementing an entire family of tools.
Utilizing Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) technology, 3D Printing Ally can manufacture tools out of ABS-M30, Polycarbonate or Ultem 9085. Hybrid tooling can also be designed to allow for aluminum or steel details where they’re needed. With a 16” x 14” x 16” build envelope large fixtures can be built in a single piece, eliminating the need to assemble any details. Additional services include 3D modeling, 3D scanning, 2D to 3D conversions, bead blasting and coming soon, a chrome spray booth.
With over 15 years manufacturing experience in the aerospace industry, co-owner Tyler Pope says, “3D printing isn’t a new technology, but with enhanced software, revolutionary materials, improved techniques and a collaborative partner like 3D Printing Ally, the world of new possibilities is endless. Producing tools using 3D printing reduces design time, manufacturing time and overall cost dramatically.”
Source: 3D Printing Ally