Learn About Our 3D Printing Processes

ColorJet Printing

Full-color concept models with quick production times. Whether printed with color or in standard white, parts can be additionally clear coated to add a hard, smooth coating or wax coated to smooth out the surface finish.

Multijet Printing

Need rapid prototypes of designs with smooth surfaces and high complexity?

Multijet printing is a great solution for high-resolution printing of small detailed and complex geometries.

Fused Deposition Modeling

Fast and cost-effective process for proving designs, fit and function testing, small production runs, jigs, and fixtures. Allowing parts to be made direct from 3D CAD to thermoplastic materials without tooling.

Stereolithography

Highest accuracy and smoothest surface finish of all 3D printed parts. Print highly detailed parts ranging from just a few mm in size, all the way up to 5 ft (1.5 m), with exceptional resolution and accuracy and virtually no part shrink or warping.

Selective Laser Sintering

Capable of producing highly durable and complex geometries for real-world testing while other additive manufacturing methods may become brittle over time. Ideal for snap fits and living hinges.

3D Printing Services

Concept Models

Whether you’re giving a presentation, showing off a new concept, or demonstrating a new product, we have the tools you need to build your model and get your message across.

Rapid Prototyping

With the latest printing technologies on-site and a wide range of materials to choose from, you can rest assured your prototypes will arrive on-time, with industry-leading results.

Production / Direct Manufacturing

3D Printing is not just for prototyping. Many customers choose 3D Printing as a method of production for their end-use products or to create tools for their production facility. Jigs, fixtures and custom tooling can all be created using Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing to give yourself a huge leap forward in your production schedule.

Production / Direct Manufacturing

3D Printing is not just for prototyping. Many customers choose 3D Printing as a method of production for their end-use products or to create tools for their production facility. Jigs, fixtures and custom tooling can all be created using Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing to give yourself a huge leap forward in your production schedule.

3D Scanning Services

Artec 3D Scanning

Full-color concept models with quick production times. Whether printed with color or in standard white, parts can be additionally clear coated to add a hard, smooth coating or wax coated to smooth out the surface finish.

Direct Digital Design

CAD Design Validation

Print File Prep

Scan to CAD

Turn your physical products, models jig, molds, fixtures, furniture and more into digital files that can than be used for a variety of applications with micron-level detail. Then import them into your favorite software for further render, analysis, inspection or development.

3D CAD Design Services

Product Development

Concept Ideation

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For some of the most complex geometries such as art pieces, body scans, and character designs – nurb based software just doesn’t cut it.  Digital sculpting and modeling is a vital part of bringing these ideas to life and our team has you covered.

Digital Sculpting

Texture Reprojection

Scan Retopology 

Photogrammetry

Do you have a great idea that you want to make a reality… but aren’t quite sure how? We have excellent clients drop by all the time that require an extra hand when taking their designs or models to the next level.

What is 3D Printing & Additive Manufacturing?

3D printing service is a form of additive manufacturing technology where a three dimensional object is created by laying down successive layers of material. 3D printers are generally faster, more affordable and easier to use than other additive manufacturing technologies. A 3D printer offers product developers the ability to print parts and assemblies made of several materials with different mechanical and physical properties in a single build process. Advanced 3D printing technologies yield models that can serve as product prototypes. If you want to save time and money on your project, turn to Objex Unlimited of Toronto, for your high quality 3D printing service.

Advantages of 3D Printing

  • SAVE TIME

    Reduce the Product Development Cycle time using Rapid Prototypes. No more waiting for machine availability, no tooling costs for a prototype. Quickly produce small production runs while waiting for final products to be completed by production.

  •  INNOVATE

    Print prototypes quickly. Get immediate feedback, redesign and repeat the cycle. More design iterations generally mean more robust designs. Try new ideas using complex or organic shapes that are expensive to produce using traditional manufacturing methods.

  •  VERIFY YOUR DESIGNS

    Test your designs for form, fit and function. Create multiple variations of components prior to tooling for production. Detect design errors and omissions at an early stage of the development process. Test assembly and production processes using functional prototypes.

  •  COMMUNICATE YOUR IDEAS

    Model your design in colour for presentations, trade shows or meetings. Give your clients and colleagues something they can hold in their hand. 3D drawings are amazing, but showing something real helps share your vision in a way that 3D drawings can’t.

  •  IMPROVE PRODUCTION EFFICIENCY

    Make jigs, fixtures and tools that are lightweight and ergonomic. Improve assembly and testing times. Use shop floor feedback to modify production tools on the fly.

    Objex Unlimited uses FDM (Fused Deposition Modelling) and 3D Inkjet technologies. We also have access to a wide range of equipment to meet any of your rapid prototyping or modelling needs.

    Our Parts are lightweight, durable and resistant to heat and mild chemicals. They can be drilled, sanded, painted, plated or vacuum metallized.

Buying a 3D Printer

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New 3D printing products are put on the market every single day. With all the different 3D printing technologies, materials, and methods, it can be extremely difficult deciding exactly which printer may be the right purchase for you. Let us take the guesswork out of your decision with this comprehensive guide to 3D printing technologies and the different types of 3D printers available.


Download this new, 19-page 3D Printer Buyer’s Guide to learn:
  • How to choose the right 3D printer for any application
  • The key performance attributes to consider when purchasing
  • Why in some cases, acquiring multiple technologies may be the answer to satisfy your unique application needs

Get a 3D Printer Buyer's Guide




3D Design Services

Design For Print

Do you have a great idea that you want to make a reality… but aren’t quite sure how? We have excellent clients drop by all the time that require an extra hand when taking their designs or models to the next level.

Direct Digital Design

CAD Design Validation

Print File Prep

Industrial Design

Are you looking to make your idea matter? With our on staff industrial design team, we are able to assist you through the process of design through prototyping for both simple and some of the most challenging product concepts.

3D CAD Design Services

Product Development

Concept Ideation

3D Modeling

For some of the most complex geometries such as art pieces, body scans, and character designs – nurb based software just doesn’t cut it.  Digital sculpting and modeling is a vital part of bringing these ideas to life and our team has you covered.

Artist Capture

Clay & Artifact Preservation

Monument Capture & Archiving

Reverse Engineering

For some of the most complex geometries such as art pieces, body scans, and character designs – nurb based software just doesn’t cut it.  Digital sculpting and modeling is a vital part of bringing these ideas to life and our team has you covered.

Artist Capture

Clay & Artifact Preservation

Monument Capture & Archiving

What is 3D Scanning?

3D Scanning

With a variety of 3D Scanning technologies, we can capture every detail of your part. We’ll quickly and accurately help you convert a physical object into precise digital 3D models. From there, you can utilize our design service to make modifications to the file, or we can create 3D digital renderings for your display.

As with many things in the realm of 3D, there is no one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to 3D Scanners. So it’s best to narrow down your particular needs and choose a scanner that suits your specific application.

Contact us today for a consultation to determine what scanning method is right for you.

 

Structured Light Scanning

These 3D scanners project a pattern of lights onto an object. The scanner then reads the reflections in the light to analyze curves and bends in the surface of the object. These scanners are flexible to use, good for many applications and safe on human eyes. These are generally a lower cost, but are not optimal on reflective or refractive surfaces.

 

Laser Scanning

These 3D Scanners function similar to Structured Light, except they use lasers instead of a blanket of light. These can be great for precise engineering applications and capturing fine details, but are unsafe for human eyes. They need to be used in a controlled environment.

 

Photogrammetry

This method uses multiple cameras to capture the object from different angles along with an algorithm that triangulates common points to analyze depth and create a 3D model. It gives you the best colour detail, however is not the most accurate for making precise measurements

Buying a 3D Scanner

CHOOSING THE RIGHT 3D SCANNER FOR YOUR APPLICATION

For most people, purchasing a 3D scanner is a new experience. This process is complex and confusing since each 3D scanning system has its own features and uses different technologies (e.g. laser, white-light, and blue diode). 3D scanning is a technology that can help you accomplish a task faster and more efficiently. Which scanner configuration is best suited for your particular application really depends on your needs. Therefore, the first step is to define what you want to achieve. Otherwise you will have no method to evaluate whether the 3D scanners you are considering will meet those requirements.

Here are some key questions you need to answer to help you

1. What are you trying to scan? 

Defining what you want to scan will determine what features are important when evaluating 3D scanners. For example, a 3D scanner that is great at scanning human faces might not be good for scanning buildings. The more specific you are at defining what you want to scan, the easier it will be to find a suitable scanner for your application.

2. What is the size of the target object? 

Most 3D scanners are optimized for a particular scanning window or object size. Typically, you would need to use different scanners to scan objects of different sizes. For example, you would use a different 3D scanner for scanning a small object as opposed to a large object. Most 3D scanners are optimized to scan objects from approximately a few inches to two feet. The further you go from this standard size, the higher the price the scanner will likely be.

3. How much accuracy do you need? 

Accuracy is the quality of being close to the true value of the object. It is usually defined as Z or depth accuracy on the specification sheet. This question is critical because accuracy will have a significant impact on the price of the scanner. High accuracy is appealing to everyone although it is the single largest factor influencing cost.

4. How much resolution do you need? 

Resolution measures the amount of detail you want to acquire from the object you are scanning. Like accuracy, the amount of resolution you need, will have a direct effect on the price of the 3D scanner. Higher resolution scanners that capture more detail will cost more.

5. How fast do you need to scan? 

For scanning of static objects, the scan time is usually not as significant as moving objects. A single scan that takes under a minute is acceptable for most people. For the scanning of people, the faster the better because it is difficult to stand still for long periods of time. A scan speed of 1.5 seconds or less would be best. You need to consider that processing the resulting scan data also takes time, and faster processing speed is generally associated with higher cost.

6. What do you plan to do with the data ?

For most projects, 3D scanning is the first part of the project. Scan data is ultimately used for other purposes, whether it is 3D printing, visualization or inspection. The downstream data path is different for various applications. This helps to determine the features you need in a scanner and what other data processing software you will need to complement the scanner. Once you have your 3D data, there is data cleanup and data conversion tasks that need to be done in other software packages.

7. What is your scanning environment? 

Every 3D scanning system has an ideal scanning environment. Most 3D scanners work well in an office lighting environment. All other environments add additional challenges to the equation. If you want to scan outdoors or in a moving vehicle, a greater level of complexity will be added to the project. If you are able to scan in a normal scanning environment you should be able to purchase less expensive equipment than if special conditions are needed.

8. What is your budget? 

Ultimately, there is no point in finding out that you need a $50,000 scanner with a $5,000 budget. Sometimes you need to trade off some features in order to fit your budget and find a way to “make do” with less features. Remember to prioritize the features that will make your job less difficult.

9. Who will be operating the scanner? 

It is easy to forget that 3D scanning is a complicated task that requires training. Give a top of the line digital camera to a novice will result in poor pictures. However, give the same equipment to a professional and you will get award winning results. The same applies to 3D scanning equipment. If the operator has no previous training in 3D scanning it doesn’t matter how much the equipment costs the results will be poor. You need to invest time learning the system that will reward you with good scan results.

For more information, please contact us, call or email:

Tel: 416 233-7165

Email: sales@objexunlimited.com

Website: www.objexunlimited.com

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