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3D Printing Services

3D printed thermoplastic models are one of the most interesting advancements in the design, construction and maintenance of large scale industrial assets such as bridges, dams, buildings and industrial plants.  Its true potential lies in its use as an interactive project planning tool for the next scheduled facility shutdown, turn around or capital improvement initiative.

As a full service provider of precise measurement, data capture and visualization services, F3 works with a variety of clients to survey, scan, visualize and fabricate scale models of complex infrastructure elements.  This patent pending workflow is the ideal solution for creating industrial-strength prototypes of complex project parts to accelerate the execution of projects in a timely and cost-effective manner.

Visualize Multiple 2D Drawings in the 3D Environment

3D printing provides an innovative solution for presenting engineering information for a variety of projects regardless of scope across teams.  It eliminates the need for project managers, engineers and contractors to piece together multiple 2D drawings to understand the intricacies of the project because the process can be customized to print multiple parts of a structure so the complex assembly can be pieced together prior to construction or repair.

Not Your Father’s 3D Printer

F3 utilizes the latest in additive manufacturing-based technology, the best practices in fused deposited modeling (FDM), and thermoplastic materials to create industrial grade renditions of objects and structures.

To build strong, accurate parts for functional testing, F3 uses a suite of Stratasys 3D printers including the uPrint SE Plus and Fortus 250mc system.  The most common thermoplastic materials used in F3 3D print models are:

  • Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) which is a strong, durable and flexible material mainly used when strength is required.
  • Polycarbonate which is also a strong, durable and stable thermoplastic, mostly used when high impact resistance is needed.
  • ULTEM which is an amorphous thermoplastic polyetherimide (PEI) material that combines exceptional mechanical, thermal and electrical properties.

Why Work with F3 on Your Next 3D Printing Project

  • Leaders in interactive plant plastic models.
  • Innovation and patent pending workflow for translating 3D scans into 3D prints.
  • High ROI on industrial 3D print models for hundreds of clients.