A Closer Look At Solid Concepts
Solid Concepts is a service bureau providing additive manufacturing, composites, cast urethanes, and tooling and injection molding services to companies worldwide. As a service provider it continuously evolves with technologies and providing services to diverse industries ranging from aerospace to industrial design.
This custom manufacturing company has seven manufacturing facilities located in Arizona, California, Michigan and Texas, as well as, a strong partnership in China and sales presence in Brazil and Canada. With ISO 9001 certifications in all U.S. facilities and AS9100 in California and Texas, Solid Concepts is a major manufacturer of business products, aerospace components, unmanned systems, medical equipment and devices, foundry casting patterns, industrial design products, and transportation parts.
With more than seventy-nine additive manufacturing (or 3D Printing) technologies and platforms and a growing tooling and injection molding department, Solid Concepts begins in the prototyping phases of a new product, can produce limited runs of parts, and has the capability to bring that product through to successful mass production.
Solid Concepts has been using top additive manufacturing technologies since 1991. It has grown from a small company with a few SLA machines to a seven facility, worldwide organization, with hundreds of manufacturing systems including CNC machining centers, cast urethane systems, tooling and injection molding machines, Class I spray booths, and additive manufacturing machines.
The company has trademarked unique printing methods that allow lighter parts, termed ID-Light, widely used for large lightweight appearance models. It has trademarked a cast urethane process that results in enhanced urethane parts, termed QuantumCast cast urethanes. The company is a provider to the foundry industry with their QuickCast investment casting patterns, which provide accurate, consistent, strong, fully drained and completely sealed patterns
It has with capabilities in PolyJet, Stereolithography (SLA), Z-Corp 3D Color Prints, Selective Laser Sintering (SLS), Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS), Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM), CNC machining, QuantumCast advanced cast urethanes, and Composites. Capabilities in tooling and injection molding make Solid Concepts a one-stop source for custom manufacturing.