When managing a project, you may have specific requests or needs. 3D printing can be a solution to a given problem. But your project may also be very specific or require additional services. x3D-Print has set itself the task of supporting you in each of your projects and of best meeting your technical constraints, lead times and costs.
Specific 3D printing projects can arise in different areas. Whether in the tech industry (aerospace, military, automotive), for communications projects (goodies, etc.), in medical research, for an architectural project or retail projects (opticians, textiles, food industry, etc.), 3D printing seamlessly fits into the product design process.
A product’s life cycle can be broken down into several stages, regardless of the sector.
1. Analysis of the need: Search for people’s needs but also their satisfactions and dissatisfactions regarding the product.
2. Feasibility study: Definition of technical and commercial qualities of the product by developing Functional Specifications.
3. Design: Imagining and designing drawings of the product.
4. Definition: Defining precise plans (drawing up the technical files) then producing the first real product on which to conduct tests.
5. Industrialization: Setting up a production chain for this product (tools, machines and personnel).
6. Approval: Certifying that the product meets safety standards.
7. Production: Making the product in large quantities.
8. Marketing: Selling the product (advertising)
9. Use: The product is consumed or used by the consumer after the purchase.
10. Recycling: The end-of-life product is recycled and recovered.
3D printing intervenes in phase “3: Design” and in “4. Definition” of a product’s life cycle. We are going to look at these stages, and in particular the phototyping process.
x3D-Print offers a 360° range to support you in your specific projects through:
A community of talented and professional 3D designers is available to find solutions to your 3D file issues. You can now have our partner designers create your objects. After having presented your project and specifications, they will proceed with 3D modelling using their CAD tool (computer aided design) such as Solidworks, Sketchup, Autodesk, CATIA etc. Share your projects with us giving us the most information possible and we will coordinate your project.
When to use 3D designers? You may need 3D designers when you have no 3D support.
Our professional partners have the best 3D scanners, some of which can range up to 130m! They can support you to scan small but also very large objects (such as buildings!) Initially, they will proceed with the acquisition of a cloud of points by scanning. This will be used as a support. It is the draft scan. Then using classic CAD teams such as Archicad, Revit, etc., they will proceed with fine meshing, i.e. 3D modelling in order to produce your model. The aim here is to export the 3D file into a file supported by our printers (see the formats we process here)
When do you need to scan? Scanning can be very useful when you start from a physical model. It provides very accurate detail and can really save time when creating a 3D file
Sometimes, your files may be damaged and require varying degrees of correction. In this case, send us your files here. Upon receipt, we will analyze them and draw up an estimate if major corrections are needed. We can then send you a quote based on the criteria you will have chosen so that we may print your objects as soon as the order is confirmed.
Once your models have been printed in 3D, you may need to customize them. For example, after having printed a bust, you may want to make it more realistic by painting it, but do not have the required skills. Our community of artists can help you. Send us your specifications and we will coordinate your project with the artist that most satisfies your requirements.