White Horse CAD have a number of in house 3D printing capabilities.

Current Printer List

  • Zortrax M200 (FDM) 
    • Max. Print Size: 200mm X 20mm X 180mm
    • Layer Height: 0.09mm, 0.14mm, 0.19mm, 0.29mm, 0.39mm
  • Zortrax Inkspire (SLA)
    • Max. Print Size: 74mm X 132mm X 175mm
    • Layer Heights: 0.025mm, 0.05mm, 0.1mm

Our Fused Deposition Modelling (FDM) 3D print service extrudes a plastic filament to build 3D models in layers. This service is ideal for larger items and can be used for creating prototypes, tooling and fixtures in a number of materials.

  • Z-ABS: A good, general engineering material available in  a wide selection of colours.
    • Pro’s:
      • Good for prints that look and feel like the final product.
      • Largest colour choice.
      • Cost effective.
    • Cons:
      • Larger prints are more likely to fail due to warping.
  • Z-Hips: Perfect for mechanical prototyping.
    • Pro’s:
      • High quality prints.
      • Lower shrinkage (more suitable for larger models).
    • Cons:
      • Higher cost than ABS.
  • Z-ULTRAT: Perfect for higher strength, durable mechanical prototypes.
    • Pro’s:
      • Strong functional prototypes and enclosures.
      • Low shrinkage (More Suitable for Larger Models.
      • Good selection of colours.
    • Cons:
      • Higher cost than ABS

Our Stereo Lithography (SLA) 3D Printing services is more suited to smaller, higher detailed prototypes. It creates prints by curing layers of a photosensitive liquid with UV light. This service is ideal for smaller, highly detailed parts or small functional prototypes in a number of materials

  • Basic White: A good, general engineering material.
    • Pro’s:
      • Good for look and feel prototypes.
      • Most cost effective.
    • Cons:
      • Smaller details are lost.
  • Pro Black: Perfect for small mechanical prototypes or higher detail prints.
    • Pro’s:
      • Higher quality prints.
      • Improved impact resistance
      • Improved bending resistance
    • Cons:
      • Higher cost than Basic White.
  • Flexible: Perfect for flexible, soft touch parts.
    • Pro’s:
      • High level of detail
      • Sharp edges
    • Cons:
      • Higher cost than Pro Black

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3D printing allows decisions to be made on the product form and fit and can also offer a cost effective alternative for the manufacture of tooling or test rig components. 3D printing offers a cost effective prototyping solution, allowing for iterative design solutions to be assessed quickly, giving you confidence in committing resource to either a prototype or tooling to make a prototype with.

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If you would like to know more about our 3D printing service or would like to place an order please use our contact page.