Looking for a cutting-edge 3D printing and additive manufacturing service provider to meet your manufacturing and prototyping requirements? Advanced Automation’s state-of-the-art 3d printing technology and expert team of engineers can product complex and intricate parts with precision and speed, using a wide range of high-quality materials, including advanced plastics and composites.
Our 3D printing service is specifically designed to meet the needs of technical industries such as aerospace, automotive, and defense, where precision, reliability, and quality are paramount. We utilize the latest CAD/CAE tools to design and optimize parts, while our advanced printing equipment ensures accuracy and consistency, while minimizing waste.
At Advanced Automation, we are dedicated to providing our customers with the best possible 3D printed parts, tailored to meet their exacting technical and performance requirements.
Base Material Information
Composite base materials print like conventional FFF thermoplastics. They can be printed themselves, or reinforced with any of our continuous fiber materials including Carbon Fiber, Kevlar, and Fiberglass.
Nylon parts are smooth, non-abrasive, and easily painted. They can be reinforced with any continuous fiber and work best for non-marring work holding, repeated handling, and cosmetic parts.
Carbon Reinforced Nylon
Carbon reinforced nylon is a micro carbon-fiber filled material. It is 1.4 times stronger and stiffer than ABS and can be reinforced with any continuous fiber. Carbon Reinforced Nylon sets the bar for surface finish, chemical resistivity, and heat tolerance.
Flame Resistant CR-N
Flame resistant carbon reinforced nylon is a Blue Card certified UL94 V-0 material that posses similar mechanical properties to Carbon Reinforced Nylon. It is best for applications in which lfame retardancy, light weight, and strength are required.
EDS Carbon reinforced nylon is a static dissipative safe variant of carbon reinforced nylon. It meets stringent ESD safety requirements while offering excellent strength, stiffness, and surface finish. It is best used in applications that require ESD safe materials.
- Nylon (50MPa)
- Carbon Reinforced Nylon (71 MPa)
- Flame Resistant Carbon Reinforced Nylon (71 MPa)
- ESD Carbon Reinforced Nylon (83 MPa)
Continuous Fiber Support Material
Continuous Fiber reinforcements are laid down on the inside of parts through a second fiber extruder. They cannot be printed by themselves — instead, they are used to reinforce parts printed out of a compositbe base like Carbon Reinforced Nylon
Carbon Fibers have the highest strength-to-weight ratio of any reinforcement fiber we offer. Six times stronger and eighteen times stiffer than Carbon Reinforced Nylon alone. Carbon Fiber reinforcement is commonly used for parts that replace machined aluminum.
Fiberglass continuous fibers provide high strength at an accessible price. 2.5 times stronger and eight times stiffer than Carbon Reinforced Nylon alone. Fiberglass reinforcement results in strong, robust tools.
Kevlar® aramid fiber possesses excellent durability, making it optimal for parts that experience repeated and sudden loading. AS stiff as fiberglass and much more ductile, it can be used for a wide variety of applications.
High strength, high temperature (HSHT) fiberglass exhibits aluminum strength and high heat tolerance. Five times as strong and seven times as stiff as Carbon Reinforced Nylon alone. It is best used for parts loaded in high operating temperatures.
- Fiberglass (200 MPa)
- Kevlar (240 MPa)
- HSHT Fiberglass (420 MPa)
- Carbon Fiber (540 MPa)