Your Design & Production Guide for Industrial 3D Printing
Adopting new technologies and processes is scary but to ensure a sustainable competitive advantage and growth this is an everyday reality for companies and their dedicated teams.
At WAZP, we specialize in industrial 3D Printing of consumer and industrial products, sustainability driven distributed manufacturing and repetitive quality at volume.
With over 20 years in the manufacturing industry, we are proud to say we are still learning, and as we do we share our knowledge with you!
Chapter 01: AM Technologies & Materials
Multi Jet Fusion (MJF)
Multi Jet Fusion (MJF) technology is a powder-bed fusion AM technology that allows for the production of accurate, functional products and parts.
Selective Laser Sintering (SLS)
Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) technology is a powder-bed fusion AM technology that allows for the production of impact-resistant parts, with high geometrical complexity.
Nylon 12 (PA-12) Material Characteristics
PA-12 Nylon is exceptionally strong even when temperatures fall below freezing. It is characterized by being a strong, rigid material that is resistant to cracking with excellent long-term performance.
Nylon 11 (PA-11) Material Characteristics
PA-11 Nylon, also known as polyamide 11 is a bioplastic, which is produced from the polymerization of 11-amino undecanoic acid. Usually, this material is derived from castor beans.
Chapter 02: AM Post Processing Techniques
The blasting process is a post-process step used in preparing the parts or products for the finishing processes after 3D printing.
Surface Smoothing & Polishing
The standard technology used for surface smoothing and polishing is tumblers, which achieve a specified surface texture, and finish.
For parts and products produced using Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) and the following materials PA12, PA11, and TPU we can finish them using dyeing technology.
When finishing with Coatings we use water-borne coatings that are environmentally friendly. We can provide finishes in the full range of RAL and/or Pantone color systems.
Chapter 03: AM Applications By Industry
Discover how 3D Printing is used in the Consumer Electronics Industry to develop products, parts and bring value to the end consumer.
Discover how 3D Printing is used in the Eyewear Industry to develop frames and bring value to the end consumer.
Homeware & Decor
Discover how 3D Printing is used in the Homeware Industry to develop products, parts and bring value to the end consumer.
Sports & Lifestyle
Discover how 3D Printing is used in the Sports & Lifestyle Industry to develop products, parts and bring value to the end consumer.
Discover how 3D Printing is used in the Automotive Industry to develop products, parts and bring value to the end consumer.
Discover how 3D Printing is used in the Healthcare and Medical Industry to develop products and parts.
Discover how 3D Printing is used in the Engineering Industry to develop products and parts.
Chapter 04: Design for Additive Manufacturing (DfAM)
Introduction to Design Optimization
Design Optimization plays an important role. Through the use of techniques such as File Hollowing, Topology Optimization and Nesting Optimization, you can significantly reduce material usage.
This guide is your simple checklist that you can refer to, to ensure that you are sending us a fully optimized file for 3D Printing!
Hollowing is a widely used optimization technique in powder-based printing such as Selective Laser Sintering and Multi-Jet Fusion.
Nesting & Orientation Optimization
Nesting optimization is a process of digitally preparing products and parts within the 3D Printer Bin specifications, allowing us to maximize the number of components in each print build.
Chapter 05: Distributed Supply Chain & AM
Impacts of Nearshore Manufacturing on Businesses
Nearshore manufacturing is the most efficient, sustainable solution that delivers tangible supply chain benefits of Additive Manufacture.
Eyewear Frame Manufacturing Standards
Eyewear products are classified as fashion accessories and medical products, therefore all manufacturers of eyewear frames must adhere to international standards.
Transitioning from a Linear
to a Circular Economy
By being circular, the value of resources and materials are maximized in the life cycle of a product, they are then recovered and regenerated into new products and materials.
Minimizing your Carbon Footprint
Discover changes you can make to your business and reap the benefits of minimizing your carbon footprint. Become part of the global effort in tackling climate change.