Automotive Rapid Prototyping and Manufacturing

Industries / automotive

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Axis is an approved supplier of Ford, General Motors and many other tier 1, 2, and 3 suppliers such as the Magna Group. Our experience and attention to detail ensures we use the very best automotive prototype materials for every project.

Industry Standards

SLS prototype parts for vehicles are very popular thanks to the material being heat resistant and able to handle a great deal of vibration. Manufacturing engine parts such as prototype intake manifolds and prototype engine covers are among the more popular uses. Let's discuss your project and discover how we can innovate together.


Applications

  • Manufacturing

    Additive Manufacturing has two major benefits. It bridges the gap between prototype and full production. In addition to this, it also suppresses the tooling costs.

  • Tooling

    Rapid tooling is the ideal solution for larger number of parts. At Axis, we use three main processes in additive manufacturing to build rapid tooling.

  • Jigs & Fixtures

    Manufacturing depends on jigs, fixtures, templates and gauges. These tools need to be designed, manufactured and deployed quickly as they are essential in production.

Solutions

  • Stereolithography

    SLA is a fast way to get smooth and accurate models made from a variety of photopolymers, allowing for different physical properties at a low cost. It is best suited for prototypes, moulds and casting patterns as well as scale / exhibition models.

  • Selective Laser Sintering

    SLS is commonly used to build strong and durable prototypes, low-volume production or even wax patterns for foundries. Because no support is needed in this process, very complex and interlocking parts can be built.

  • Direct Metal Laser Sintering

    If you need to build strong parts or require low volume production, DMLS is the process you are looking for. The precise and functional models it can print makes it a great solution for functional prototyping, tooling alongisde jigs & fixtures.

  • Fused Deposit Modeling

    FDM printed parts are used for functional testing and engineering applications. The high performance thermoplastic materials it uses allow for great properties, opening the door to rapid manufacturing amongst and other applications.

  • 3D Scanning

    Scanning allows for object replication. We offer scanning services through a portable optical CMM 3D scanner, the MetraSCAN 3D.

  • Premium Finish

    The purpose of the finishing process is to ensure that your prototype has the look and feel you want. Our expert makers and finishers will cater to all your needs.

Here’s what our automotive clients had to say

Once again you have taken top spot. I will never take quotes from any other supplier, due to your outstanding performance. Over and over, your team at Axis has made me shine. Thank you for your excellent support.

Automotive mold and engineering firm

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