CRDM is one of the UK's leading providers of rapid prototyping and tooling for industry, across sectors including automotive, aerospace, medical and defence.
>3D PRINTING - 3D Printing is a process which takes three dimensional models from a computer, and using a 3D printer can create your final product. It does this by breaking the object into thin layers or slices. The printer, which creates a layer at a time, builds upon the object until the process is complete.
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>QUICKPARTS UK - CRDM is now part of the global 3DSystems Quickparts service providing 3D printing, rapid prototyping and manufacturing services for fast turnaround parts.
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>FUSED DEPOSITION MODELLING - The Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) process allows parts to be made direct from 3D CAD to thermoplastic materials without tooling. CRDM have now started offering in house FDM parts. Printing actual ‘ABS’ material and available in very short timescales.
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>STEREOLITHOGRAPHY - SLA modelling (stereolithography prototypes) offers the most accurate type of fit/from prototype for the verification of any design before committing to your chosen production route. CRDM operate SLA 250, SLA 3500, SLA 500 machines and now a new 3D Systems iPro 8000 with high speed digital scanning and a build volume of 650 x 750 x 550 mm
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>SELECTIVE LASER SINTERING - SLS, Selective Laser Sintering prices are generally lower than SLA modelling
due to the reduced post finishing required from this powder based system. The self supporting powder system also has advantage of a multiple build
option where llarge numbers of the same component can be build, drastically reducing the individual part cost.
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>VACUUM CASTING - SMT, CRDM currently has the largest PU vacuum casting capacity available in the UK.
Polyuretane Vacuum casting resin components produced from silicone mould tooling is an economical way of producing pars of exhibitions, market research,
batch prototyping, or in some instances, low-volume production. Read more on our
>METAL SINTERING - The DMLS (Direct Metal Laser Sintering) additive manufacturing produces metal components direct
from a CAD model using a powerful 200w Yb-fibre laser on the New EOSINT M 270 (250w CO2 laser on the EOSINT M 250 Xtended) and layers of fine metal powder.
A CAD model is sliced into 0.020mm layer and effectively reconstructed layer by layer with the laser fusing or melting each layer to the one below.
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>ALM CONSULTANCY - Advice to manufacture and designers on the many benefits of using ALM, including materials choice,
re-engineering existing products for performance improvement and reducing assembly times. Business plans, for the adoption of large-scale ALM within the
organizations. Project management services, incorporating the related fields of moulding an assembly projects.
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>LASER SCANNING - A quick and cost effective method to generate a CAD model for applications ranging from stuffed birds to
reverse engineering of competitors components, ideal as a precursor to producing your rapid prototype.
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>FINISHING - Many typed of finishing can be applied from painted, anodised, through to gold plated to achieve the finish
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>ASSEMBLY - Special jigs made to assist inspection and assembly operations including heat staking insertions.
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>DELIVERY -Delivery tracking for your parts and confirmation.