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SOS Components creates 3D models from CAD designs

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SOS Components Pty Ltd  employs the latest rapid prototyping and colour 3D printing technologies to create 3D models from CAD files.

Businesses can turn their CAD designs into static or working 3D models in full colour and with quality precision.

SOS Components’ range of services includes stereolithography, selective laser sintering, fused deposition modelling, 3D printing, wax printing, investment casting, vacuum casting/ silicon tooling, polyurethane moulding, CNC machining, laser scanning and 3D CAD design.

SLA – Stereolithography

Parts created by this method are accurate, and are ideal for fit and assembly checks. The parts require minimal post processing work and are ideal for masters for vacuum casting.

SLS - Selective Laser Sintering

This method involves laser sintering very fine particles of nylon powder to form a very durable, impact resistant and functioning part. Glass is also used to give additional strength.

FDM - Fused Deposition Modelling

Polycarbonate and ABS plastic blended together are used to create functional parts of any geometry. This process is useful for electrical housings and semi-functional testing where some snap fit is required.

3D Printing

This 3-dimensional printing process involves solidifying fine powder with a special type of glue applied from an inkjet printhead to create full colour and rugged parts. This method can be used to create full colour terrain models as well as prototypes to verify a part design.

Wax Printing

Wax is used to build up a part with the method typically used in investment casting. The wax pattern is coated with ceramic and fired to burn out the wax before metal is poured into the shell. The result is a cast metal part of any material without the need for expensive tooling.

Investment Casting

A wax pattern is created and coated in ceramic, which is then fired to burn out the wax. Metal is poured into the mould to form the parts.

Vacuum Casting/Silicon Tooling

This is an economical method to produce multiple copies of a design in low volume requirements. An SLA pattern is produced and silicon is mixed and poured under vacuum around the pattern to produce a mould. Many different types of polyurethane can be mixed and poured under vacuum into the silicon mould to produce parts to meet specific requirements.

Polyurethane Moulding

This method is used for high volume parts requirement and is especially ideal for parts with extremely thick wall sections. Patterns can be used from a variety of processes and a urethane mould is cast around the master pattern. Parts from 10 grams to 30kg can be moulded using this process.

CNC Machining

Two CNC machining centres with 24 tool changes are available to suit all applications.

Laser Scanning

3D laser scanning allows for reverse engineering and is ideal for capturing digital data from an existing part.

3D CAD Design

3D CAD design acts as a bridge between a 2D drawing and a manufactured part. The 2D drawing can be recreated in a 3D format to allow for digital manufacturing.

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