About TriMech

Our advanced manufacturing services help engineers to DESIGN, MAKE and FINISH their products

3D Printing Team

TriMech Manufacturing

TriMech (formerly InterPRO) is in the third decade of helping companies use 3D manufacturing to reduce the time and cost to engineer, test and manufacture new products.

Our team is comprised of manufacturing veterans, accomplished engineers, seasoned materials experts, and dedicated service professionals. We work closely as a team, fueling each other’s creativity and problem-solving skills. Together, we embrace the latest industry trends and technologies to help streamline our processes to quickly meet your greatest challenges.

More importantly, our organization was built by businesspeople just like you who understand the need for reliable partners who share your commitment to manufacturing excellence.

Overview

Who We Are

TriMech Manufacturing Capabilities

Design and Manufacturing Consulting

Professional Design and Manufacturing Services for clients that don’t have 3D CAD capabilities.

Does your company need help designing and manufacturing a new product, or optimizing a design for the manufacturing process? Are there times when you’re short-handed and could use some help meeting a critical project deadline?

Benefits

The TriMech team consists of CAD designers, product engineers, and production manufacturing engineers who bring decades of experience to the table. They are available to help you design a new product, improve a design for best performance, and optimize for full-scale production at the lowest cost.

Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS) 3D Printing

DMLS fuses powdered metal and alloy materials to produce metal parts. DMLS produces fully realized metal parts, including tools and end-use parts for a variety of industries.

TriMech can produce extremely lightweight geometries that are optimized for performance, ultra-light “all-in-one” metal assemblies with internal features, supports, and lattice structures, as well as fully dense metal parts.

Benefits

Metal 3D printing, with it's advanced material offerings, is best utilized in highly complex and involved designs.

Fused Deposition Modeling 3D Printing

Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) creates parts layer-by-layer with engineering-grade thermoplastics. Ideal for functional parts, including prototypes, low-volume production, manufacturing aids, jigs and fixtures.

Benefits

The FDM process uses the same types of raw materials used in the injection molding process. This technology includes use of support material to create create complex parts and assemblies.

Laser Sintering / Selective Laser Sintering

Laser Sintering (LS) (also known as Selective Laser Sintering or SLS) uses a CO2 laser to heat and fuse durable thermoplastic powder to build versatile parts with high elongation at break.

Benefits

LS production parts and prototypes provide lightweight, heat and chemical resistant solutions. SLS constructs 3D-printed parts from nylon (polyamide), which is strong, tough and durable.

Multi Jet Fusion (MJF)

Multi Jet Fusion is a durable technology which produces medium-quality surface finish, which is ideal for high-complexity with medium accuracy and can be used for short production runs.

Benefits

MJF is ideal for enclosures, electronics housings, ducts, lattice structures, and functional assemblies. Suitable for applications that require durability such as snap fits.

Modern Machining Methods

CNC Machining Services include milling, and turning for the production of high-quality parts using modern machining methods. We employ highly skilled machinists and industry-leading equipment to accommodate a vast array of manufacturing applications.

CNC machining is usually a slower prototyping process than 3D printing parts. However, it is an extremely accurate process and is, therefore, ideal for low- and high-volume production of end-use production-grade metal and plastic components.

Benefits

Subtractive manufacturing is still available for applications where a machined part from metal or plastic is the best solution. CNC Machining can also be used to finish 3D printed parts that require boring, drilling, face milling or other precision machining for enhancing features.

Molding & Casting

With Stratasys thermoplastics and photopolymers, molds can be quickly produced to evaluate prototype parts or produce low volumes of end use parts.

Mold applications include Blow, Injection, Pulp, Silicone, Hydroforming, Thermoforming, Casting, Investment Casting Patterns, Foundry and Sand Casting, and Urethane Casting.

Benefits

3D printing molding is especially useful to test the design, fit and function of products before mass production. If changes are required, new mold iterations can be 3D printed in just a few hours at minimal cost.

Programmable Photopolymerization Technology

A transformative 3D printing technology enabling mass production of end-use parts in a diverse range of high-performance materials. Achieve industry-leading accuracy, consistency, detail and throughput with the P3™ Programmable Photopolymerization technology.

With TriMech’s Origin (by Stratasys) 3D printing service, you’ll avoid tooling costs, allowing for the creation of more complex parts, mass customization, and on-demand inventory. That leads to greater potential for your team and more opportunities for your business.

Benefits

The Stratasys Origin One’s P3 3D printing process precisely orchestrates light, temperature, and other conditions to automatically optimize prints in real time for the best possible results.

PolyJet 3D Printing

The PolyJet rapid prototyping process uses high resolution ink-jet technology combined with UV curable materials to quickly and economically produce highly detailed and accurate physical prototypes.

Benefits

High accuracy, superior surface finish, and wide selection of rigid and soft (rubber-like) materials to choose from. Build multiple materials and colours in a single part.

PolyJet 3D Printing

Turn your product design into a finished Show Model with the look and feel of a Production Part

Benefits

TriMech’s part finishing and painting team offers over 50 years of combined experience in the fine art of model making and part finishing. Custom finishing options include sealing, tempering, sanding, polishing, painting and electroplating.

Stereolithography

Stereolithography (also known as SL or SLA) builds parts layer-by-layer using a UV laser to solidify liquid photopolymer resins. It is commonly used to produce concept models, master patterns, large prototypes and investment casting patterns.

Benefits

SLA is a good general-purpose additive process for a wide range of applications. Models and prototypes are rigid, strong and durable.

Selective Laser Sintering (SLS)

Get parts that have excellent long-term stability and resistance to most chemicals, ideal for tooling, fixtures and low-volume production. SLS is commonly used for functional prototypes, tooling, fixtures, design evaluation models, small manufacturing runs, and product testing.

Parts produced with Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) technology can rival injection-molded and machined plastic parts, with excellent mechanical properties and chemical resistance. SLS is an extremely versatile method that can work for a huge variety of materials, from very stiff to flexible. Because there’s no need for support structures, SLS printing is a good choice for producing very complex geometries.

Benefits

SLS production parts can be strong, water and air-tight and made out of engineering-grade thermoplastics.

Our Locations

Manufacturing facilities in North America

TriMech’s Team of Experts

We’re Proud of the team of dedicated professionals we’ve assembled to help you optimize your manufacturing

Our 3 Step Service Process

Empowering innovation through a partnership-based approach

1. Anaylze

Project Assessment

Project Assessment

TriMech Advanced Manufacturing Services start with you. By adopting a user-centric approach, our service team will help your organization identify opportunities where additive manufacturing (AM) can be leveraged to address new ideas, ongoing challenges, or new business needs within their organizations.

Exploration

We identify and understand the key business drivers that support the adoption of additive manufacturing, and our experts know what it takes to incorporate AM in the most effective manner possible. With decades of experience in additive manufacturing, TriMech is equipped with the resources, expertise, and technologies to empower your team.

Design Evaluation

Unlimited by traditional design-for-manufacture rules, additive manufacturing enables designers and engineers to envision detailed, complex geometries for next-generation parts without considering constraints typically faced with traditional manufacturing processes. Whether you are starting with a market need to fill or clearly defined project parameters, we can help – from initial market research through the key considerations for form, fit, function, and structural integrity.

With this design freedom comes a new set of tools, principles, and practices: Design For Additive Manufacturing (DFAM). Whether making last minute geometry tweaks or designing from scratch, our experienced team of Applications Specialists has the knowledge, expertise, and technologies to help you get the most out of 3D printing.

2. Propose

Solution Proposition

Solution Proposal

Following our Application Assessment, our specialists will propose an optimized solution that aligns with your business requirements and current market demands.

Feasibility Study

Our Advanced Manufacturing Services team specializes in creating innovative solutions to meet your demanding challenges. Our manufacturing facility has the latest manufacturing technology for testing, bench-marking, and validation of your proposed solution; which allows us to run feasibility studies quickly and effectively.

 

The study consists of:
  • Technology Assessment
  • Materials Selection
  • Implementation and Process Strategy
  • Test and Validation
3. Deliver

Digital Manufacture

Digital Manufactured Parts

By applying the latest additive manufacturing technology, our staff of highly-experienced specialists will meet the most stringent demands in terms of time, cost and precision for production of your solution.

Prototype

Create any form imaginable with 3D printing design freedom, producing models direct from your CAD design. Blend aesthetics and function into an incredible model, in your hands and ready for display faster than conventional manufacturing methods can deliver.

Correct errors and improve designs early in the development process, or evaluate thermal, chemical and mechanical stress using high-performance materials, adding a new level of performative data for your product. Whether concept models, fit-functions parts, or functional prototypes are required, our team of professionals can offer a solution that best meets your needs.

Direct digital manufacturing

TriMech is a leader in direct digital manufacturing (DDM), enabling speed and design freedom to empower advancements in product development and the products themselves.

Using the latest additive manufacturing technologies and materials, we are able to provide optimized manufacturing aids and fully-functional end-use production parts. For low-mid volume requirements, additive manufacturing affords increased design freedom and customization capability, as well as reduced cost and production time compared to traditional methods.

Manufacturing tools, such as jigs, fixtures, drill guides, and check gauges can be quickly and cost-effectively produced with additive manufacturing solutions, eliminating machining or tooling requirements whilst affording increased complexity.

TriMech's turn-key manufacturing services will allow you to quickly respond to evolving production requirements and market demands.

Need Advanced Manufacturing Services?

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