What is 3D Printing?

Additive manufacturing, commonly referred to as 3D Printing, is the process of creating three dimensional objects through the consecutive layering of a material. This process is done completely by machines which eliminates a need for manual labor, cutting the production time in half and eliminating the possibility of human error. In this way, 3D Printing can be used to create effective and durable products for both real production and prototyping. Current 3D printing machines are able to create products with materials such as carbon fiber, kevlar and fiberglass. Carbon fiber is a polymer that has extremely durable properties while also being simultaneously lightweight.

Kevlar is also lightweight and durable but has the ability to also be flexible. Fiberglass is used to reinforce other materials such as Onyx and Nylon. Each of these materials offers the strength and stability to create long lasting parts for any industry.

Why Segue?

Segue is now using 3D printing as a tool for manufacturing to service its customers in a different way. In order to help our customers grow their business we have extended our services to include 3D printing. Unlike traditional service providers, Segue printing services integrates it’s manufacturing expertise with 3D printing. We are able to provide rapid product design iterations and faster time to market for new products. The customer can realize a lower cost of product introduction with this service. Additionally with advanced materials employed by Segue, these same early prototypes can be quickly put into low volume production quantities. This delivers a lower cost of product introduction for our customers.