3D printing is a process which makes three-dimensional objects using successive layers of material which are laid down until the entire object is completed. Instead of using ink, the printer nozzles dispense layers of chosen material such as plastic, glass, ceramic or metal. Each layer can be seen as a thin horizontal cross-section of the final piece and are designed by a computer programme. Objects can be of almost any shape and are produced from a 3D model or other electronic data source, such as CAD software.
To begin with, a new design is made in a 3D modelling programme or an existing design is copied with a 3D scanner. The software programme splits the visualised item into hundreds or thousands of horizontal layers so that the printer can create it piece by piece. The layers are then blended together so that the end result is a complete, three dimensional object.
Although the technology behind 3D printing has already been in use for a number of years, its uses and applications are only now coming to the attention of a wide variety of organisations and business sectors. Applications for 3D printing include design visuals, manufacturing prototypes, metal casting, architectural planning, education models and medical components.
Already used for rapid manufacturing, 3D printing is more readily available for personal printing purposes due the rapid growth of printer technology in recent years. If you require 3D printing services, you can lease 3D printers from ASL Group.
Rent 3D Printers
If you’re looking to lease a 3D printer, get in touch with ASL, and we can guide you through the process. 3D printer lease is a cost-effective way for your business to access 3D printing technology; buying the hardware outright can prove very expensive. Get in touch with our sales team today, and enquire about 3D printer hire. Our dedicated sales team will discuss your 3D printing needs, and come up with a solution that will fit your needs regardless of the reason you may need to hire 3D printers..
Once your 3D printer hire has been confirmed, we will deliver your new machine(s) to your premises, and install them for you. Once the machine has been installed, you will also be able to contact us at any time to get technical assistance, or request an engineer callout, included in your rental price.
Whether you’re based in Cambridge, London, Milton Keynes, or anywhere in between, if you need to rent 3D printers get in touch to find out how you can get started.
ASL have now formed a strategic partnership to bring the largest manufacturers of 3D printing to the market.