3D Printing

Because 3D printing has such a quick turn around and low production cost, it is becoming a valuable fabrication asset for most industries. SDL uses 3D printing for conceptualization, prototyping, and end-item products.

Features

  • Lower cost and no material waste
  • Faster than subtractive processing
    • Less set up time
    • Parts can be constructed unattended
  • Creates parts in ABS plastic
  • Resolution (=finish) and density (=strength) can be optimized for each application
  • Multiple material colors available
  • ABS parts can be sanded and painted to enhance presentation quality
  • Creates parts that fit within a 10x10x12 cube (parts larger than this size can be divided into portions that fit within the cube and then bonded together)
  • Expands design possibilities; access for cutting tools is no longer a limitation

Experience

ICON

Ionospheric Connection Explorer

NASA’s Ionospheric Connection Explorer (ICON) mission will explore how both terrestrial and space weather affect conditions in the ionosphere.

PWP

Precision Weapons Platform

PWP is remotely-operated, state-of-the-art, lightweight stabilized pointing system.

CELiS

Compact Eye-safe Lidar System

CELiS is a small, eye-safe lidar system designed to monitor particulate matter (PM) generated from vehicle traffic, agriculture, or industrial sources. It can also be used to monitor air quality.

ODD-EC

Ogden Data Device-Ethernet Crypto

SDL redesigned the Navy’s cross-platform Micro Module Interface Device (MicroMID) ground station to provide a low-cost replaceable unit with enhanced performance and Ethernet connectivity.