- Rapid Prototyping
- Low volume production
- End to End Partner
- Finishing choices
Good mechanical properties. Parts withstand shocks, strain, aggressive liquids, heat…
Parts can be obtained quickly (typically 2-3 days)
Large number of machines ensure even large orders will be produced quickly
Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) is a well established 3D printing / additive manufacturing process used to provide designers and engineers with a physical representation of the CAD design in as little as 1 to 3 days depending on part geometries and complexity. Using a sintered plastic powder, parts can be built to provide customers with a tough, durable component that can be used for form, fit and function testing in rigorous environments. SLS parts can also be joined, bonded and finished to form much large structures or assemblies. Examples of these include automotive instrument panels and rear spoilers.
In many instances today clients have been using SLS as a low volume manufacturing solution, as parts can be produced in a fraction of the time when compared to hard tooling and injection moulding. Parts can also be modified easily allowing for niche volume batch runs to accommodate clients target market needs. SLS is a very popular process and used across most industry sectors. In particular Automotive, Defense, Medical, Marine, Consumer Products, Architectural, Electronics and transportation industries.
SLS allows customers to have big parts, small parts and volume parts in relavtively short timescales. Even if the component designed is larger than the build chamber of the SLS machine, parts can be built in sections then joined, bonded and where necessary re-enforced with glass fibre matting to form a complete structure. The model can then be finished and painted to match specified colours or corporate pantone requirements. The speed in which these parts can be manufactured provide customers with significant time and cost saving, whilst also allowing them to provide various iterations of the same model. The opportunities that this process offers customers to respond quickly to market needs are significant and a key competitive advantage when bringing products to market.
Single Source Solution for your Prototyping through to Low Volume needs.
Once customer defines concept, ARRK will take care of everything else
In the nearly 30 years of developing products there is only one company we go to now to “partner” with on our product development; ARRK Product Development Group. We know we can count on their quality, experience, ability, skill and turnaround time which is essential to our success. ARRK is more of a partner in this process than a company that just delivers parts. They advise and consult with us as we go along the development process. We can count on them to deliver what they promise without any excuses. ARRK plays an instrumental part in our success.
We have been working with ARRK’s Business Development Manager and his team since 2010. He is knowledgeable, dependable, and very professional. There are numerous prototyping and production fabrication companies to choose from but we continue to use ARRK’s services due to their impressive customer service, overall responsiveness, quality work and fair pricing.
I’ve been using ARRK’s services for over 20 years and have been consistently pleased with the quality of execution, and availability of a full range of construction and finishing techniques. As an Industrial Designer and Mechanical Engineer, I’ve used their services for both functional prototypes and Class-A visual models. I always know what to expect and when an issue does arise due to a particularly tricky implementation, I get rapid communication and workaround suggestions. What more could you ask for?
ARRK consistently meets constrained schedules to deliver top quality models each time. Their customer service is second to none in the passion and commitment to ensure the customer’s requirements are met. Their overall level of excellence remains the reason that they are our primary source for rapid prototyping.
ARRK somehow consistently manages to provide superior quality, speed, and customer service all while maintaining the best prices by a large margin compared to their competitors.
ARRK is my go to prototyping supplier when I want a high quality prototype delivered on time. I know I will get a prototype that has the look of a release ready product and I will get it on the promised delivery date. I frequently get compliments on ARRK built parts for their fit and finish. The conversation typically starts with “Is this a prototype or actual part?” The conversation ends with “ Where did you get that done?” In fact, the parts are of such high quality that I have to frequently remind people that they are prototypes so be careful with them!