Frequently Asked Questions

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Clear

What are my options for clear prototypes?

There are many applications where clear parts are required. This may be to improve aesthetics or there may be a functional requirement for a clear component, or it may be both of these. 

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What are my options for manufacturing a clear part? We look at Formlabs 3D printing.

Clear parts may be required when you need to visualise internal features, or possibly to direct light, but what’s the best process to get the transparency you want?

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What are my options for manufacturing a clear part? We look at Polyjet.

To demonstrate the different manufacturing options for producing a clear part, we have taken a simple two-part 'housing' and produced it using Polyjet.

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What are my options for manufacturing a clear part? We look at CNC machining.

To demonstrate the different manufacturing options for producing a clear part, we have taken a simple two part ‘housing’ and produced it using cnc machining. 

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How can I achieve successful CNC machined parts?

CNC (Computer Numerically Controlled) machining is simply, the use of computers to control machine tools. There are many benefits of using this method to manufacture or prototype parts:

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How can prototyping help make my product a success?

There are several different approaches to prototyping and the decision of which one may be right for you will depend on the expectations or requirements from the prototype. 

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