FAQ's
 

 

What is 3D Printing? 

3D printing is an additive manufacturing process that creates a three-dimensional object from a CAD drawing or other digital data source. The object is built up layer by layer from a range of materials including metals, plastics, and composites.

 

This revolutionary technology is used in a variety of industries including aerospace, automotive, medical, and architecture. In Australia, 3D printing is primarily used by engineers and designers to create prototypes and original models, but it is fast becoming an accessible manufacturing resource for individuals who wish to create literally anything they desire.

 

What can a 3D printer create?

From 3D model figurines to custom gates and installations. There are no limits to what we can design and create for you here at CAC.Works.

 

3D printing has enabled engineers to create parts that would otherwise be impossible to manufacture using traditional methods such as machining or casting. Completely revolutionising the way we manufacture in Australia.

 

3D printing is also being used to create customised parts for specific applications such as prosthetics or aerodynamic components.

 

Among some of the things we have created:

  • 3D printed robotic parts

  • 3D printed sculptures

  • 3D printed letterbox

  • 3D printed automotive  parts

  • 3d printed parts for radio telescope

  • Parts that are no longer coming from china

  • Machine parts and covers

 

What materials are used in 3D printing?

3D-printed parts can be made with a variety of materials, including metals, plastics, ceramics, and even living cells. 3D printing can also be used to create complex shapes that would be impossible to create using traditional manufacturing methods.

 

High grade Nylon and a Nylon composite called Onyx. Which can be reinforced with continuous fibre filament, meaning light weight metal strength components. 

 

  • Markforged onyx including all reinforced materials 

  • High strength resin printing using USA / German materials, High Temperature, High Strength UV stable 

  • Abs carbon fibre blend.

Reinforcement Materials in order of strength: 

*Carbon Fibre

*HSHT

*Kevlar

*Glassfibre

 

Can you create a 3D CAD design for me?

Yes. Our superior design team can create CAD designs for you from a variety of sources:

  • 2d drawings

  • Digital files

  • Reverse engineering from item itself

  • Your imagination and ideas

What is the maximum size you can print to?

Currently we can print to the following maximum size formats;

  • Resin 300 x 180 x 400mm

  • Fdm 350 x 350 x 400mm

  • Large format 600 x 600 x 600mm  coming July.

 

What is the lead time for 3D printed parts?

Lead time depends on the specs of your individual job. Our team will give you a rough lead time at time of quotation and consultation with you.

 

What areas do you deliver to?

Whilst we are based on the Central Coast in NSW, Australia, we can ship Australia wide and worldwide.