Commercial 3D Printing
Large Format 3D Print | 3D Signage | 3D Models
At Andesign UK we pride ourselves in being at the forefront of innovation and technology within the print & signage industry. As a result, we have invested in Large Format 3D printing and finishing technologies such as thermoforming and further expanding Andesign UK’s services.
The introduction of large format 3D printing allows us to create complex shapes for signage and other suitable applications which were traditionally unachievable or extremely expensive.
Large Format 3D Signage
Large Format 3D printing allows for the production of complex three-dimensional shapes which can be reproduced at any time.
Prior to printing, a digital 3D model is created in 3D design software to the exact dimensions required. This allows for a preliminary proofing of the model before production begins.
The 3D model is then reproduced on our Massivit 1800 Large Format 3D Printer at up-to 35cm per hour, one of the fastest production speeds currently available. For smaller items, dual print head technology allows us to print two items simultaneously reducing production time and turn-around times.
Once produced each completed 3D object is sent to our purpose-built finishing department.
Thermoforming is the process of heating a thermoplastic material and shaping it to a mould.
Depending on application and quantity, thermoforming 3D signage is a cost-effective way of reproducing the same item multiple times requiring only one mould to be created.
Using our EFI H1625-SD printer with SuperDraw UV inks we are able to pre-print thermoform materials and when combined with our Formech 2440 Large Format Vacuum Forming machine we can create custom designed three-dimensional printed signage.
Other Finishing Options
Our purpose-built finishing department includes a surface finishing area & spray booth offering multiple finishing options for your 3D printed items.
For items not being thermoformed we offer a full paint finishing service in our purpose-built spray booth.
A wide range of paint finishes are available including solid colours, metallic paints and custom airbrushing. All items are cured quickly in our drying area to ensure fast turn around and high-quality surface finishes.
Applications for 3D Printing
Large Format 3D Printing is not only suitable for the signage industry but highly suitable for other applications including;
Create bespoke 3D art installations directly from a digital 3D model. The UV stable materials are perfect for interior and exterior usage with the ability to combine pieces to create large bespoke structures.
Large architectural 3D models can be used to help realise the scale and complexity of commercial developments and city centre regeneration projects. Creating highly detailed models of buildings and construction projects can be a great way to promote and demonstrate your ideas.
With the ability to create almost any shape we are able to create a wide range of home décor. Create items such as light fixtures, personal items and unique functional furniture. Make sure your home is unique with one-off bespoke items for your home.
Create fun and unique items throughout the office or create unique boardroom talking points to break the ice with clients. 3D models demonstrating your business services are very unusual and will be well remembered.
Rapid-prototyping & short run.
Short run prototyping is normally very expensive. 3D printing offers an attractive alternative with the ability to create 3D objects accurately and at reduced costs meaning you can check the size and suitability of prototyping items without the extended lead times and heavy costs of having items individually machined.
Retail & Point of Sale.
Engage your customers with unique 3D printed displays in-store. Promote a product with a large display in-store such as an oversized shoe to advertise a new range of footwear.