In recent years 3D Printing or Additive Manufacturing has transformed the way we develop new ideas. Making prototypes or just unique, one-of-a-kind objects is no longer out of reach or prohibitively expensive.

The 3D printing industry, while still in its infancy, has grown substantially in recent years and it does not show signs of slowing down.According to Forbesthe global market is predicted to grow to $16.2 billion by 2018.

Additive manufacturing (or 3D printing) is finding more and more applications as consumers understand its capabilities.This articledetails some situations where Additive Manufacturing has clear advantages over traditional techniques.

3D Printing or Additive Manufacturing

LayerTrace is a 3D printing supplier located in S.E. Michigan. We specialize in building quick and cost effective models of your ideas. Our high-resolution laser based stereolithography (SLA) equipment produces parts with excellent detail in a variety of colors. Additional finished can be applied in post-processing to better suit your needs.

Test and evaluate your new products and ideas without the high cost and time penalty of conventional processes. Using LayerTrace you can have parts on your desk in a few days.

Laser-based SLA produces some of the most accurate and precise results in the industry.

If you have an idea you would like to try but have no 3D model for printing, or if you just have a broken plastic part you would like to have replaced with a new one then get in touch with us and we can work with you to find a solution.

We offer design services that take your ideas from a sketch to a 3D Model and then print it for you in a timely and cost effective manner.

SLA processes are well suited for applications where surface quality and detail accuracy are essential.

Sometimes larger models are required. In these situations we can split the model in two or more parts and assemble them in post-processing for a seamless final object.

LayerTrace was funded in late 2013 by experienced engineers with backgrounds in Mechanical Engineering, Computer Aided Design, 3D Modeling and Manufacturing. The company is located in Northville, Michigan, which is in the Greater Detroit Metro area.