3d Printing Alumide: Adding the Third Dimension to Complex Design Ideas
3D printing Alumide, also referred as alumide, is a commonly used 3D printing material that derives its name from aluminium (as aluminium dust is used to form the alloy) and polyamide. The alumide-made 3D models are strong enough to resist pressure when they are bent. The surface of the end products has a granular and porous look. The 3D Shape, a leading 3D printing materials supplier company in Dubai, uses 3d printing Alumide as a material for making product prototypes and other types of 3D objects from 2D designs.
Since alumide is an alloy made of grey aluminium and polyamide, it becomes very strong as well as slightly bendable. Alumide as a material can withstand some amount of pressure when bent. We use laser moulding of grey aluminium dust to produce multilayer models that are solid and strong. If compared with plastic, Alumide is far more rigid and for this reason only, this material is our preferred choice for building moving parts of any product prototype. The usual layer thickness of alumide-built models is 0.15 millimetres.
3D Printing Alumide: Samples
The 3D models that we produce are made from superior-grade 3D printing Alumide that is acquiescent and robust in nature. Of course, our 3D printing experts make use of their honed skills and craftsmanship to complete the process.
3D printing Alumide: Typical Use
Alumide is mostly used for making composite product prototypes as well as concept models. The material is also highly effective in making concept models from 2D drawings as well as functional models that are used for demonstrating the pragmatic aspects of a product in making. The material is recommended for making solid and almost unbendable models. However, alumide is also used for making models that manufacturers in Dubai/GCC/UAE want to demo during public events.
3D Printing Alumide: Technologies and Processes in Use
We use Selective Laser Sintering, an additive manufacturing technique that has been proved to be very effective in custom 3D printing. Once you send your design to us, we will transfer the 2D design to a 3D printer and use the SLS technique to sinter the lean layers of the alumide to produce one after another layer. We sculpt out the model from the 3D printer once the machine cools down and recycle the excess powder to cut down the cost of printing. After that, we brush the objects and use sandblasting technique to remove the fine grains of alumide. The entire process is supervised and controlled by our printing experts who are equipped with all the latest technologies.