November 14, 2018
INDIAN SCENARIO

Bengaluru-based DMLS Rapid Helps Manufacturers to Incorporate Metal 3D Printing into their Workflow

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DMLS Rapid, an Indian metal 3D printing consulting service company, provides a unique offering to its clients with metal 3D printing requirements. It provides consulting services to manufacturing companies in adopting additive manufacturing technology into their workflow through joint discussions, potential design changes, topology optimization, analysis, 3D printing, and post-processing. And all this, while effectively managing the communication between the vendor and the customer.

DMLS Rapid has worldwide access to technologies and materials to get the needed part printed in the most appropriate technology, using the right material and post-processing it for optimum use.

About DMLS Rapid

Founded in 2017, DMLS Rapid is a Bengaluru-based Metal 3D Printing Consulting Service Company having offices in Hyderabad and even in Buckinghamshire, UK. It aims to leverage its knowledge and expertise in metal 3D printing by helping those customers who are not aware of the technicalities of the metal 3D printing technology. It wants companies to check out the superior features they offer and experience the joy of incorporating 3D printing into their processes.

This first-of-its-kind service in India will surely boost the adoption of 3D printing by manufacturers and will take the Indian 3D printing industry to the next level.

DMLS Rapid, as the name suggests, is focused mainly on providing metal 3D printing services. It urges the customers to register on the portal and upload their designs to receive a string of services like part analysis, price comparison, and quotation for the uploaded designs.

Why DMLS Rapid?

DMLS Rapid boasts of vastly experienced consultants from various fields like Design for Additive Manufacturing (DFAM), Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DFMA), Production, and Management operations.

While speaking to Manufactur3D on the differentiating factor of the service, Mr. Srinivas G., Aerospace – Application Development Manager at DMLS Rapid said, “There are many e-commerce portals for 3D printing but all vendors are not validated whether they have machines. Our service was started so that clients can get quotes only from vendors who have machines – no middlemen and marketing companies to avoid layers.”

It helps companies to get through their 3D printing challenges, and relieves them from the lengthy and complex process of learning and getting the part 3D printed. DMLS Rapid, through its expert consultants, understands the requirement and the application and then suggests the most feasible solution in terms of the material, technology, post-processing requirement and even the service provider (from across the world).

The platform created by DMLS Rapid offers a unique solution wherein the customer and the vendor can interact and get regular updates about the various stages of operation. Simultaneously, both the parties get constant consulting from DMLS Rapid experts. The service bridges a very crucial gap which is absent in the Indian market. It is extremely difficult for a new customer to directly incorporate additive manufacturing process in their workflow. Almost all of the existing services are focussed only on 3D printing but not on educating the customer about the processes involved. DMLS Rapid fills this important gap by helping the customer in every step of the process.

Adding to his earlier point, Mr. Srinivas G., explained, “Clients can get quotes from genuine vendors so that their design data is safe and they have control on the project and delivery and details of traceability – raw material serial number used for each part is available which is required for audits.”

It is important to note that, DMLS Rapid only collaborates with genuine vendors who really have the machines and have the expertise to supply quality parts. So, customers are guaranteed to receive the best quality parts.

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Metal 3D Printing Workflow

There is no transparency in the operations of the regular service providers and so the customers are always skeptical of the products they will receive. Customers are also unaware of the quality vis-à-vis the cost and this leads to negativity about the 3D printing technology. By involving DMLS Rapid in the process, these clients are guaranteed to get successful results in addition to precise suggestions which are helpful for their future 3D printing needs.

DMLS Rapid acts as the consultant who handholds the customer and connects it to the appropriate vendor for the needed part manufacturing. It creates a workflow for the customer and walks him through the entire process from the design stage to the post-processing and finally to the delivery stage.

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Above: The image shows the workflow created for a project which starts right from the RFQ stage until it is 3D printed/Image Credit: DMLS Rapid

Clients contact DMLS Rapid at various stages of their cycle. Some approach at the design stage while others just want to 3D print their part. But DMLS Rapid charts out a process workflow for them all and informs & educates them until the entire process is completed.

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Above: This image shows the continuation of the workflow from the 3D printing to the post-processing and delivery stage/Image Credit: DMLS Rapid

Offering more details about the services DMLS Rapid provides, Srinivas mentioned, “Clients can get DFAM (Design for additive manufacturing), process sheet and BOM files through which he can get the part manufactured from any vendor of his choice.”

In addition to the DFAM and 3D printing, “Clients can get vendors for performing a range of post-processing techniques like anodizing, hipping, laser welding, vibratory finishing machines required for the final part to get into functional testing.”

DMLS Rapid feels that post-processing is something which many companies do not take into account. But most parts need specialised post-processing to be practically used in the specific application. DMLS Rapid even suggests such post-processing techniques and get them done through verified vendors.

After the post-processing, necessary test coupons are printed and tested. The parts are also be subjected to functional tests as well as destructive and non-destructive testing.

Professional Solutions for Metal 3D Printing

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Above: Professional 3D printing services offered by DMLS Rapid/Image Credit: DMLS Rapid

DMLS Rapid has access to over 150 materials and finishes with professional service providers from across the globe with a single click interface. The platform accepts CAD models from 15+ leading software solutions. The platform guarantees a quality print, every single time.

It is important to note that all service providers registered with DMLS Rapid are tested for quality and reliability. Experienced 3D printing consultants assist businesses in developing 3D printing solutions, including the setup and implementation of 3D printing technologies and profit maximization.

Who can benefit from the service?

Indian market is rapidly growing and the initial resistance to try out 3D printing is gradually decreasing. The companies now want to test the technology and get some of their parts 3D printed, but currently, they do not have the expertise to get the same done.  While these companies know the best-suited material for their application, they are unaware of the design requirements, the technology limitations and even the need for post-processing.

Companies who are willing to incorporate metal 3D printing into their workflow but don’t have the necessary expertise can contact DMLS Rapid and the experts will consult the company with a systematic incorporation plan.

Stand-Out Features of the Consulting Services

  • Designing the layout of the AM facility (Choose required equipment’s in discussion with LPSC, Oversee the commissioning of equipment in the AM centre, Procurement of metal 3D printing powder, replacement tools, repairs and consumables and related services)
  • DMLS Rapid supports customers, in their benchmarking, prototyping, customer built metallic design/printing services
  • Resolve any legal disputes between vendors and customer

DMLS Rapid is also working on a one-click interface for part analysis & price comparison. It fees the customer will benefit a lot from these additional services.

DMLS Rapid aims to bring together the world’s finest service providers who can provide best quality print, every single time. A platform for the best-in-class so customer can rest assured of the quality when they collaborate with the service.

To build this global platform, DMLS Rapid is calling out to customer-centric quality service providers to get associated and register on the portal. The registration on the portal will start today, 28th June 2018. The registered customers will have access to the benefits of the unique platform and a detailed consulting from DMLS Rapid experts.

Customer and vendors can get more details by contacting the DMLS Rapid team through their official website.

The solution offered by DMLS Rapid is unique in India and aims to help India manufacturers an easy access to incorporating 3D printing into their workflow. It is time India leaps towards using this technology and this could be the service industries are looking for.

 

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