3D Printing Solutions for Manufacturers & Engineers | TPM

3D Printing Solutions for Manufacturers & Engineers

Whether you’re looking to print functional metal or composite parts or speed up your product prototyping, TPM has a 3D printer to meet your needs head-on. No matter your budget or price, we can tailor an additive manufacturing solution to solve any challenges you may face.

At TPM, we pride ourselves on our valuable partnerships, and our 3D print division is no different. We have partnered with three global leaders in additive manufacturing to provide a vast portfolio of 3D solutions in HP 3D, Markforged, and 3D Systems.

HP Multi Jet Fusion 3D Printers

Drive new growth and expand into volume production with HP’s robust, manufacturing-ready industrial 3D printers. By partnering with HP, TPM enables manufacturers to develop unique 3D printed solutions while remaining flexible by utilizing Multi Jet Fusion technology.

Markforged 3D Printers

Markforged 3D printers empower engineers and manufacturers to create strong-as-metal finished parts using the right materials for the job – and remove the multiple barriers between design and production. From the metal 3D printer, Metal X, to the desktop series printers, Markforged has a wide range of additive manufacturing machines to meet your manufacturing and design challenges head-on.

Markforged FX20 3D printer
3D Systems ProJet MJP 2500 3D Printer

3D Systems 3D Printers

3D Systems is a leading provider of 3D printing, rapid prototyping, and manufacturing systems and parts solutions. Its expertly integrated solutions reduce the time and cost of designing products and facilitate direct and indirect manufacturing by creating actual parts directly from digital input. These solutions are used for design communication, prototyping, and production of functional end-use parts: Our customers create confidence.

Looking to Outsource a 3D Printing Job?

Are you looking to have a 3D part printed for you? TPM has you covered! Our expert team of engineers, year over year, produce parts for many clients. As the leader in outsourced 3D printing, you’re in the right hands!

3D Printed Brake Lever

Services and Support from TPM

At TPM, we’re more than just a partner. From the product purchase to our implementation services, we are with you through every step of your journey. Our professional services include implementing the hardware to ensure it fits your needs and assessing your processes to ensure efficiency and effectiveness.

Have you finally purchased the 3D printing solution to revolutionize your manufacturing process? At TPM, we know that just having the hardware will not change your business, but how you use it will. That’s why we offer a variety of additive manufacturing training courses, provided with your printer purchase, that will ensure you know how to leverage your new 3D printing solution efficiently. No matter your manufacturing goals, our experts are with you every step of the way.

We also offer our Open Enrollment Design for Additive Manufacturing (DFAM) Courses that are perfect for individuals just getting into 3D printing for manufacturing. Do you have a new 3D printer? We’ve got you covered with any training that you may need ensuring you’re using your new printing solution efficiently and effectively.

TPM’s support options give you the assistance you need in a high-paced business world that does not allow for loss of productivity. A new hardware purchase can be overwhelming; we are committed to being your partner every step of the way, from helping you choose the right solution to providing ongoing support.

The TPM1 Program is an all-inclusive solution to enhance the value of your 3D Printing hardware and 3D CAD software. It enables your organization to improve your designs, deliver more work, and win more business. This Program gives your team an eLearning platform, cost-saving discounts, professional services, and more.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is 3D Printing?

3D printing, otherwise known as additive manufacturing, is manufacturing a component by adding materials to one another. Typically in 3D printing, materials are deposited onto one another, layer by layer, building up to a complete part.

How Do You Smooth 3D Printed Parts?

There are a variety of ways you can smooth 3D printed parts. At a very high level, engineers and manufacturers can smooth parts with fine sandpaper by sanding down the rough edges of a print. However, if sanding doesn’t work, you may need to look back at your 3D model in 3D CAD software and determine whether you can directly remove rough edges digitally.

Further, machines are designed explicitly for smoothing parts and creating incredible surface finishes. Specifically, AMT Digital Post-Production Hardware Systems process printed parts and create unparalleled smoothness and surface finishes.

What is Infill in 3D Printing?

One of the most significant advantages of 3D printing is that we don’t always have to create fully-solid parts like traditional manufacturing. Infill is the term we use to describe the hollow material structure inside a 3D printed part – think of this as a lattice structure. This structure, or infill, is much lighter and does not sacrifice strength.

How Long Does a 3D Printer Take to Print?

The time a print takes depends on the printer’s technology and print’s size. For example, some printers can finish a print in minutes, and others can print the same object in days.

How Do You Know Which 3D Printer to Choose?

You are not alone if you have difficulty determining what 3D printer is best for you. The best thing you can do to figure out what printer is best for you is to ask questions, and TPM is here to help you. TPM takes pride in answering all questions related to 3D printing, no matter how basic or complex the question is. If you have a question, request a quote for a 3D printer, and our knowledgeable team will guide you in the selection process.

What's the Process for Starting 3D Printing?

If you’re interested in learning how to start 3D printing, TPM is a great place to start. The traditional 3D printing process requires CAD software, slicing software, and a 3D printer. TPM is unique in that we provide all three solutions and educate users on how to leverage them in their additive manufacturing processes.

Locations We Serve

With offices across the Southeast, TPM has been servicing architects, engineers, general contractors, and manufacturers for over 50 years with best-in-industry CAD, BIM, and manufacturing software and hardware.

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