3D Printing Solutions | TPM

3D Printing Solutions

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 be facing. At TPM, we pride ourselves in 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 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. With a complete line of machines made to create functional parts, Markforged has a solution to meet your manufacturing challenges.

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 a multitude of 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 end-all-be-all 3D printing solution that’s going 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 team of experts is with you every step of the way.

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; that’s why we are committed to being your partner every step of the way. From helping you choose the right solution to providing ongoing support, TPM is here for you.

The TPM1 Premier Program is an all-inclusive solution to enhance the value of your SOLIDWORKS subscription that enables your organization to Improve Your Designs, Deliver More Work, and Win More Business. By bundling together eLearning products like SolidProfessor and discounts on professional services and more, you can’t beat the TPM1 Premier Program’s value add, especially when it comes to printing your next big SOLIDWORKS model on your new 3D printer.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is 3D Printing?
3D printing, otherwise known as additive manufacturing, is the process by which you manufacture 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 to Smooth 3D Prints?
For most plastic 3d printed parts, you can obtain a smoother finish by utilizing some fine sandpaper and sanding down the rough edges of the print. If sanding isn’t enough, try looking back to the CAD model itself and seeing if you can directly remove the ragged edge through the CAD model. For most metal 3D printed parts, you will need an industrial sander or grinder to remove rough faces or edges.
What is Infill 3D Printing?
One of the most significant advantages of 3D printing is that we don’t always have to create fully-solid parts like how we do in 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 to complete is dependent on the technology a printer uses and the size of the print taking place. For example, some printers can finish a print in minutes, and others can print the same object in days.
How to Choose a 3D Printer?
If you are having difficulty determining what 3D printer is best for you, you are not alone. 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.
How to Start 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 of course, a 3D printer. TPM is unique in that we provide all three solutions and educate users on how to leverage them.

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.

North Carolina
South Carolina
Washington D.C.
West Virginia

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