3D printing is part of the additive manufacturing family.
Producing parts directly from 3D CAD data, building them up one layer at a time. This process delivers the greatest efficiencies and results with highly complex, low-volume and ever-changing parts.
3D printing has opened up the possibilities for accurately achieving multiple complex shapes within a single model. As investors in technology, Ogle have the in-house machine capability and processes to build final production parts.
Ogle employ eight 3D printing machines: three SLS, five SLA and an FDM all with a variety of material options. This ensures that whether your project is large or small, the same efficiencies can be achieved by maximising the use of all our machines.
Having pioneered the use of industrial 3D printing for decades, Ogle’s 25,000 sq ft facility not only houses 17 3D printing and CNC machines, but also vacuum casting and paint facilities with an industry-leading team of model makers.
“We have previously worked with Ogle on a number of different projects, but this was the first larger job. Their price was competitive and the range of machines and tools they have is extremely impressive. They have led the way in 3D printing for years, building a very impressive portfolio. It made sense to work with the experienced team at Ogle for this project.”
– Dan Alldis, Design Manager at MOST Autonomous Vessels.
Full colour and texture finishes can be applied to your 3D printed part. In addition to standard finishing options, the Ogle paint department really get creative.
So, if there’s a finish or colour you need to achieve for your project, just ask. This attention-to-detail results in stunning and visually accurate prototypes.
There are times in our industry where advanced machinery must step aside for some good-old-fashioned skill. Bench Model Making at Ogle starts with fitting together 3D printed or machined parts that will then be hand finished to ensure the model or prototype is working correctly.
Due to the complex mechanisms involved with assembling parts, this process requires a skilled model maker who will be relied on to make any key modifications. If you’re looking to work with Ogle on a large project it’s likely you’ll have the benefit of traditional hand skills.
We have a wide range of industrial 3D printers, vacuum casting and CNC machines. This is why we encourage our customers to come visit our site and take a look around.
If you’ve got an upcoming project, or just want to learn more about 3D printing at Ogle, give our team a call on 01462 628 661 to book your visit.