Rapid Prototyping

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The original process for Rapid Prototyping, SLA takes a 3D computer aided design (CAD) file and slices it into layers. Through successive solidification of photopolymers resins, rapid prototypes are hardened with a laser, this process adds layer upon layer to create a 3D part.

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SLS-Selective Laser Sintering

Originally used primarily for rapid prototyping, is similar to SLA in that the turnaround for parts from concept to physical model can be hours instead of days. SLS uses a similar concepts to SLA by building a part one layer at a time but instead of polymerization of a liquid resins it sinters, or melts, a plastic powder. This system produces prototypes in materials with highly functional properties.

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FDM-Fused Deposition Modeling

The deposition uses an extrusion technology to produce a part from your supplied 3D designs by depositing a thin bead of thermoplastic material that results in a very durable part. FDM parts are often used when form and function may be more critical because their strength often rivals that of injection molded parts. Arguably the largest number of systems for Rapid Prototyping, FDM has become an ideal process for direct manufacture of assembly jigs and fixtures.

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Direct Metals

When you require complex metal parts quickly, traditional methods often fall short. At Met-L-Flo, Inc. we understand the importance of speed and accuracy. To address this need, we offer Direct Metal part production.

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Met-L-Flo, Inc.’s quick turn machining process is preferred when you need specific material specification, high precision accuracy, and production grade finishes.

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Our tools, whether produced traditionally or additively, are cost and time efficient solutions when production like parts are needed quickly. We can simulate nearly all production material properties.

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Metal Castings

When you need short-run or prototype Metal Castings and do not want to invest in production tooling, Met-L-Flo, Inc. is your perfect partner. We have decades of experience in Investment, Rubber Plaster and Sand Castings. With our advanced technologies we can quickly transform your design from CAD to part fast.

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Rotational Molding/Casting

The ability to create hollow prototypes is essential for certain products, such as bottles, tanks, bladders, tubes and more. Met-L-Flo, Inc. answers that need with Rotational Molding/Casting. This unique process allows for a variety of geometries and applications including over molding inserts.

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Vac Forming

Met-L-Flo uses the process of the thermoforming to produce a multitude of large and small shallow surfaced plastic parts. Vacuum forming and pressure forming tooling is easier and faster to produce than production tooling.

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Composites & Fiber Reinforced Plastics

High performance products require high performance materials. When you have specific material testing requirements, fiber reinforcement adds strength and durability to meet your needs. Met-L-Flo, Inc. has perfected the advancement of the materials and building technologies so you can concentrate on the advancement of your designs.

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Finishes for Additive

Met-L-Flo, Inc. offers a variety of finishes, from a basic, fit and function surface, to a custom painted, metalized, textured, tinted or water clear surface

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Finishes for Casting

Met-L-Flo, Inc. offers a variety of finishes, from a basic, fit and function surface, to a custom painted, metalized, textured, tinted or water clear surface.

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