Published: Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Seifert Technologies is pleased to announce the expansion of our services to include 3D printing. We have been designing machines for 30 years now and in addition to our expertise of SolidWorks and AutoCAD, we now have the capability to offer rapid prototyping to our clients.

We have taken the following into consideration when we chose to expand into this market:

Custom Manufacturing and Rapid Prototyping 

3D printing is the ultimate just-in-time method of manufacturing! If you have an aging system that is hard to find parts for, 3D printing is an excellent solution to creating parts that work at a fraction of the cost and time. If you are an inventor and you want to see your design, the sky is the limit with additive manufacturing. Creating your prototype can allow inventors to bring their products to market quickly.

Better Designs 

At Seifert our 3D printer is powered by FDM (Fused Deposition Modeling) Technology. It prints in nine colors of real ABSplus thermoplastic. The ABSplus material is up to 40 percent stronger than standard ABS material and is an ideal material for conceptual prototyping all the way through the design verification process. Parts printed in this material are mechanically strong and stable over time. We have the capabilities to choose fine resolution or faster printing, with layer thicknesses of 0.254 mm (0.010 in.) or 0.33 mm (0.013 in.) Our 3D printer technology offers the widest range of colors available with FDM Technology (ivory, white, black, dark gray, red, blue, olive green, nectarine and fluorescent yellow), plus the option for custom colors. We also have the capacity to build parts up to 10” x 10” x 12”. Our printer can also print functioning parts due to soluble support material. When the support material is dissolved away, you are left with moving parts.

Environmentally Friendly

The very nature of 3D printing, creating a part layer by layer, instead of subtractive methods of manufacturing lend themselves to lower costs in raw material. Instead of starting with a big chunk of plastic and carving away (milling or turning) the surface in order to produce your product. Additive manufacturing only "prints" what you want, where you want it. 3D printing eliminates much of the manufacturing waste by creating your product or design layer by layer. Seifert Technologies is also local so the impact on the environment for transporting your parts is significantly reduced. The fact that we are local also allows us to have a faster service to our clients.

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