3D Printing
Rapid Prototyping

3D Printing

Additive manufacturing, commonly known as 3D printing is not new technology, but only recently has it started to move to the forefront of manufacturing technology.  As well as manufacturing seeing the value of 3D printing, 3D printing is also of value to in-house design teams.

At Merlinworks, we have a 3D printing lab set up to suit a range of applications, from larger prints using Fused Deposition Modelling (FDM) to smaller, highly detailed and precise prints using stereolithography (SLA). We are able to print in a range of materials, from standard PLA plastic filament to experimental ceramic and even castable wax. Paired with our 3D modelling and design capability, we can assist in rapid prototyping, taking advantage of our expertise to design, model, print, review and revise within a matter of days.

Some typical 3D printing applications include

There are endless applications for 3D printing which Merlinworks can provide:   

  • Replacement parts
  • Scale models
  • Working prototypes
  • Manufacturing jigs and fixtures
  • Bespoke jewellery and metal castings
  • Architectural models

3D printing has its nuances as a manufacturing technique and as such we are able to advise in how to design for print. Also if you are thinking about incorporating 3D printing into your business, please speak to us about tailored training, recommendations and assistance to make the most of this technology.

“We had a very good experience with Merlin Works when we called them in to carry out roof inspections for renovation works required on a legacy steel sheet roofing on an industrial 4000 square foot building. It highlighted areas requiring new roof and ridge sheets where physical inspection from mobile platforms was difficult because of access. We felt that Merlin Works made a real effort to help us find the problem areas and enable us to carry out remedial works effectively. We would not hesitate to call them in again. '
Neil Robertson
Managing Director, Abbey Ecosse.
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