NASCENT Engineering has recently welcomed a new type of prototyping technology to its R&D toolbox. The “FlashForge Creator Pro” is an extrusion-based printer and can print ABS (Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene) at .4mm layer accuracy.
This allows us to prototype new designs, in detail, with production quality-strength more quickly and more cost effectively than ever before. It’s easy-to-use interface allows us to import 3D models directly from Solidworks and begin prototyping immediately.
Of course, engineering will continue its rapid prototyping and small production processes that have been so successful for us in the past but, this new addition enables the CAD models for certain R&D parts to be physically developed, reviewed and tested even more quickly; effectively cutting development cycle iteration turn-times in half (or more).
Check out this time-lapse video of the FlashForge Creator Pro in action ...
Blog post submitted by Tim Hood, Director of Product Operations and Engineering, NASCENT Technology, LLC.