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What kinds of applications are supported by rapid prototyping from Ionic Models?
Ionic Models applies leading-edge technology to service a broad range of applications, including:

  • Architecture
  • Study Models
  • Finished Models
  • Presentation Pieces
  • Engineering
  • Structural
  • Mechanical component strategy
  • Wind tunnel and radar cross section testing
  • Task Methodology
  • Functional prototypes
  • Ergonomics testing
  • Concept design
  • Industrial Design/ Product Development
  • New product design
  • Special effects
  • Molecular structure
  • Litigation
  • Exhibiting
  • Evidence recreation
  • Medical
  • MRI
  • CAT scan
  • Surgery procedures
  • Bone reconstruction
  • Training

How quickly will my project be completed?
Utilizing sophisticated 3D printing technology, Ionic Models creates physical study models and prototypes in a fast, cost-effective manner. What used to take weeks to manufacture can now be produced by Ionic Models in a matter of days.

How much will my project cost?
Scale models created through rapid prototyping from Ionic Models are about 80% less expensive than models created by hand. What’s more, Ionic Models provides complete turnkey service to ensure high-quality results at competitive industry rates.

How does the Z-310 printer work?
Fast and versatile, the Z-310 printer from Z Corp employs a base material of fine plaster powder with a non-toxic binder. Following the initial production stage, your model will be finished by hand to remove excess support powder. The final step in the process involves infiltration with CA (Cyanoacrylate) glue, which ensures the strength and durability of your model.

What kind of data files are supported by 3D printing?
Ionic Models can work with a wide range of data files, including:

  • CGR
  • HCG
  • Pro Engineer
  • IPT
  • Mechanical Desktop
  • Nigraphics
  • PAR
  • CADKEY
  • IGES
  • IDF
  • STEP
  • RealityWave
  • Parasolid
  • SAT
  • VDA-FS
  • VRML
  • STL
  • DWG
  • DXF
  • TIFF
  • JPG
  • PD
  • Viewpoint
  • HSF

What standards are supported?
Ionic Models supports the following standards: ANSI, ISO, JIS, BSI, DIN, GOST, GB .

How big is the build area for the Z-310 printer?
With the Z-310 printer from Z Corp, your prototype can be as large as 8” x 10” x 8” (203 x 254 x 203mm).

How thick is each layer created by the Z-310 printer?
With the Z-310 printer from Z Corp, each layer of your model will have a selectable thickness between .003”-.010” (.076-.254mm).

Does 3D printing allow me to choose my model color?
The Z310 does not print in color. However, the off-white model it produces can be painted any shade you like.

What if my model requires moving parts?
Giving you the power to see your design in action, scale models created through rapid prototyping from Ionic Models can be made to function with moving parts.

Will my design plans be kept secure and confidential?
Ionic Models ensures complete confidentiality and operates under stringent guidelines to protect your intellectual property. When requested, Ionic Models is happy to sign non-disclosure agreements to further protect your design plans and company information.

What size objects can be scanned?
As long as we can make a calibration panel slightly larger than your object, we can scan it. We have scanned objects 1/2 inch to 18 inches on a side. DAVID 3-D scanning has been used for objects as big as cars.

How can I get more information?
Ionic Models provides the rapid prototyping services you need to outperform the competition. To learn more, contact Ionic Models directly through email. If you’d like to speak with a service representative immediately, please call (303) 882-4625.