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Rapid Prototyping and Colour 3D Printing by SOS Components

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SOS Components  provides a one-stop shop to enable clients to design, produce and accellerate new products to market using the latest technology in Rapid Prototyping and Colour 3D Printing methods.

They take virtual designs from computer aided design (CAD) or animation modelling software (eg Solidworks, Autodesk, Magics) and transform them into a physical hand held model in either monochrome or 24 bit colour. Their techniques use an STL file which approximates the shape of a part or assembly using triangular facets. Smaller facets produce a higher quality surface. Their 3D Printing techniques allow fast turn around whilst creating strong, durable parts with a high-detailed resolution, which can be utilised for concept modelling, presentations or used in functional testing applications.

The outstanding 24-bit colour, 3D printing capability of SOS Components’ equipment produces colour components that accurately represent original design concepts. When looking for a strategic advantage in product development, nothing communicates more information in a rapid prototype than a colour model. The enhanced software allows the user to add colour artwork to a model, then see it being printed directly into the part as it is being made. The user can add Raised Text, Feature Colouring, Texture Mapping, Part Labelling or Annotation to the computer model then have it in hand in hours, not weeks or months. The user can pickup potential design flaws cheaply and easily now before spending thousands on tooling. And this can be achieved at an incredible 600 x 540 Dpi resolution.

SOS Components can even produce: Elastomeric parts (rubber or urethane like), Direct Casting moulds, Investment Cast Patterns and Snap Fit Parts directly off the machines. No Machining. 

With facilities 15 minutes from Brisbane Airport and Sydney CBD, SOS Components is an authorised reseller of Z Corporation 3D Printers.

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