- Polyjet 3D Printing
- Fused Deposition Modelling (FDM)
- Stereolithography (SLA)
- Selective Laser Sintering (SLS)
- CNC Machining
- Rapid Tooling for Rigid Urethane
- Rapid Tooling for Flexible and Rubber Parts
- Injection Moulding
- Vacuum Forming
- Plaster Casting
- Sand Cast Metal
- Conventional Hand Crafted Models
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Nova Product Development Services Ltd. was established in 1993 to provide quality rapid prototyping (additive manufacturing) services to a variety of clients — designers, engineers, developers and the manufacturing industry. We offer our clients the most modern prototyping services available.
Rapid Prototyping (RP) processes include Polyjet printing, Stereolithography (SLA), Selective Laser Sintering (SLS), Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM), ZCorp, and Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS) from manufacturers such as Objet, 3D Systems, Stratasys, and EOS.
Some of the materials / resins used include Vero and Tango resins for the EDEN equipment from Objet; Somos resins for SLA; Duraform resins for SLS; ABS, Polycarbonate, Ultem and PPSF for FDM.
Prototype models can be used to evaluate the form, fit and feel of a design. They can also be used as master models (patterns) for additional processes such as cast or rapid tooling (rubber, urethane or epoxy) to produce parts in silicon rubber, urethane (flexible and rigid), aluminum, zinc, iron and steel.
For end use parts, some of the RP parts are usable, depending on geometry, material and application. CNC machining can produce precision functional parts in end use materials. 3 Axis and 4 axis machining is available for parts in ABS, Delrin (acetal), Renshape, aluminum and steel along with many others. Vacuum Forming of plastic materials such as Styrene and ABS can be a cost effective way to produce functional parts.
Injection moulding of plastic parts in small volumes with insert tools, or large volumes with dedicated moulds produces production parts to take to market.
Lastly, there are the traditional hand made models, where no 3D data exists or for sculptural shapes.
Nova is your one stop shop for prototypes and low volume manufacturing. Call, email or fax to discuss a project, an application, or need a quote. Rush jobs welcomed.
"Nova understands through thousands of project iterations how a product idea becomes a product on a shelf, and more importantly, that 'the show must go on'. Nova will find you an affordable pathway to a functional prototype: Nova has helped OS&B with prototypes, displays and other services essential to securely guide IP flow from brain to box."
Chris McLeod, R&D Manager — Oakville Stamping and Bending