3D Printing Services in Minnesota

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Professional 3D printing services in Minnesota

We serve mechanical engineers to make custom 3D printed parts for application in multiple industries: space, aerospace, automotive, defense, hardware startups, industrial automation, machinery, manufacturing, medical devices, oil & gas and robotics. Use SyncFab expert 3d printing services to take advantage of our network of professional 3D printing capabilities, which means our customers get both competitive prices and fast lead times. We specialise in four processes, bringing you everything you need for custom 3D printing projects, from rapid prototyping to small production runs of metal 3D prints for industrial applications.

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3D Materials

Applications for 3D Printing

Concept Models

The speed and versatility of 3D Printing lets product developers create physical snapshots of their designs through the iterative process.

Tooling Parts

3D Printing can be used to create fully-functional prototypes, complete with moving parts, as well as all-in-one assemblies.

Production Parts

The high accuracy and consistency of 3D Printing makes it an ideal way to build large quantities of discrete or customized parts.

3D Printing for Industrial Applications

3D printing is very versatile and can be set up for relatively hands-free production, which makes them ideal
for many industries including automotive, electronics, aerospace & defense, robotics, and medical.

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SyncFab offers an industry-leading online 3D printing service. Whether you need prototypes or production parts, we can make them for you in as fast as a day. We are your one-stop shop for accurate, precise custom 3D printed parts at a low cost. Upload your 3D CAD file to get a quote.

We use the latest additive manufacturing processes to build affordable functional prototypes & end-use parts in all metals and plastics. You can explore our materials below. We offer high-quality 3D printing processes including selective laser sintering, fused deposition modeling, stereolithography, direct metal laser sintering, polyjet, Carbon DLS, and HP Multi Jet Fusion.

Advantages of 3D printing

Rapid Turnaround

Parts can typically be shipped in as little as 1 day, allowing for faster design iterations and speed to market.

Durability

3D printing can offer great impact strength, medium flexibility, and high resistance to environmental factors.

Complex Geometry

Geometries can be built more easily due to the 3D printing process, adding complexity without additional cost.

Part Production

3D printing with SyncFab helps you produce end-use parts on-demand, increasing throughput.

Precision

We can meet tolerances of +/- 0.005” or +/- 0.002” per inch, whichever is greater. Please see our Manufacturing Standards for more details.

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A Brief History Of 3D Printing

Additive manufacturing, also called 3D Printing, began in earnest in the early 1980s. The first patent application for an additive rapid prototyping technology was filed by Dr. Hideo Kodama in Japan in 1980, though he did not receive a patent due to his failure to submit the full patent specification within one year.

In July of 1984, a group of French inventors filed a patent for stereolithography (SLA) 3D printing – a process in which layers are added to a part curing photopolymers with ultraviolet light lasers. The French patent was later abandoned due to Three weeks later, Chuck Hull, an American working who later founded 3D Systems, filed his own patent for SLA. Hull also invented the STL file format.

In the late ‘80s 3D printing took another step forward. In 1987, Carl Deckard of the University of Texas filed a patent for Selective Laser Sintering; his application was granted in 1989.

Next, S. Scott Crump, the founder of Stratasys, developed fused deposition modeling (FDM) in 1988. Stratasys was granted the patent in 1992 and soon after would launch one of the first commercially successful FDM machines. In addition, EOS, another prominent 3D printer company, was founded by Hans Langer in 1989.

Through the ‘90s and early 2000s, new technologies continued to be introduced, thought most were focused on expensive industrial applications. Companies like Solidscape, ZCorporation and Arcam were launched during this period and the selective laser melting (SLM) process was developed during this time. The market for both high-end printers and more prototyping-focused, less expensive machines both grew in this era.

It took years – until 2009 – that the first widely available commercial 3D printers went on sale. It was also about this time that the first commercial 3d printing services began to appear. Since this time, both industrial and personal 3D machines have improved in quality and gotten less expensive. In 2013, two NASA employees Samantha Snabes and Matthew Fiedler launched their large-format, affordable 3D printer, Gigabot and a new company called re:3D. Since then, 3D printers have become even more accessible.

The 3D printing services space continued to grow with the launch of SyncFab in 2014. Since then, SyncFab has offered instant quotes on custom parts with fast lead times to everyone from solo entrepreneurs to Fortune 500 companies. SyncFab now offers six 3D printing processes: selective laser sintering, fused deposition modeling, stereolithography, direct metal laser sintering (metal), PolyJet 3D, and HP MultiJet Fusion, a faster, less expensive advanced process from Hewlett Packard. 

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