OurLOM Laminated Object Manufacturing 3d printing services bind together thin sheets of paper, plastic, or metal using a specialized adhesive. At the same time, the LOM 3D printer will use a blade or laser to cut a cross sectional outline of that object. A new sheet of material is laid down and the process is repeated until an entire 3D object is created. Excess material surrounding the object is removed at the end of the print.
As the sheet is placed down, an adhesive is applied to specific areas of the design. A heated roller goes over the sheet and applies pressure followed by a laser or knife that traces a 2D cross sectional area of the object into the material. The cut paper is separated as the build platform descends and loads a new sheet of material to prepare for the next layer.
- What type of objects are best for Laminated Object Manufacturing print services?
Laminated object manufacturing services typically use metals, plastics, and standard photocopy paper. Objects produced by LOM rapid prototyping possess good overall strength and resolution. One of the key advantages to using laminated object manufacturing services is the ability to produce simulated wood objects using paper. The objects can then be detailed or finished accordingly. LOM plastics and metals can also be machined for additional work. LOM rapid prototyping services are relatively low cost and material is easy to obtain. LOM rapid prototyping services is one of the few 3D printing processes that offers full color objects. The laminated object manufacturing process also allows for larger parts to be produced thanks to low cost materials such as paper or plastic.
- What are the disadvantages to LOM rapid prototyping?
Parts produced by laminated object manufacturing rapid prototyping services offer lower accuracy than stereolithography 3D printers. The resolution is still great for prototyping and product modeling. Post processing does involve removing waste material from the part which is relatively easy. There are no chemical reactions in LOM rapid prototyping except for the heating of glue to bind materials between layers.
Our LOM Rapid Prototyping Services
Our company maintains an exclusive suite of professional rapid prototyping services to suit any industry or application. Our team thrives on industry experience, quality control standards, and strategic alliances.
No matter the complexity of your project, we’ll offer:
1) Budget friendly service with fast turnaround times.
2) A consultative approach to creating your prototype design: service recommendations, 3D modeling, and material selection.
3) The largest network of LOM rapid prototyping services on the west coast, with access to a diverse set of equipment.
How do I get started having my object 3D printed with LOM rapid prototyping?
Feel free to contact us through our website or over the phone for any questions. We offer past experience with laminated object manufacturing services for paper, plastic, or metal prototypes. Let us leverage a diverse set of prototyping services so that your product is done with speed, accuracy, and quality.