Sporting Rapid Prototyping and Manufacturing

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Axis Prototypes is a world leader in manufacturing prototypes for the sports industry. Axis Prototypes was chosen to fabricate the first 60 prototypes of the Olympic torch of the 2010 winter games held in Vancouver, BC. Axis also made a slew of other prototypes for the Olympics.

Industry Standards

Axis has experience in making prototypes of sporting goods accessories, lacrosse stick prototypes, hockey equipment prototypes, athletic footwear prototypes, prototype shoe bottoms, prototype rubber boots, orthopaedic prototypes, custom prototype shoe inserts, and custom prosthetic prototype limbs.


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.

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.

  • 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.

  • Polyjet

    Polyjet has the unique ability to print an array of rigid plastics and soft rubbers all in the same part, just like overmolds do. Its 30 μm layers make very fine details and realistic textures possible for any part

  • 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.

  • Design & Consultation

    In need of a technician to help design a prototype? Look no further! Our professional experts will assist you during every step of the project.

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