Digital Development Center™

Get 3D printed parts for prototype, tooling, and production.

Intro to HP MJF 3D Printing

Learn the basics of Multi Jet Fusion 3D printing so you can begin to speed up development, reduce the costs of functional prototyping, and consider additive manufacturing for production.

Welding and Assembly of MJF Parts Webinar

Learn how to assemble 3D printed MJF parts with traditional plastic joining technologies.

3D Printed EOAT Webinar

Learn how to save cost and weight with 3D printed end of arm tooling.

Check out all of our additive manufacturing resources.

Partner with us on your additive manufacturing journey.

  • Prototype
  • Design and Development Services
  • Contract Manufacturing

Extol has a unique blend of a human-centered-design (HCD) innovation process, plastic assembly & automation expertise, and additive manufacturing. Put together, this makes us the perfect partner to help you improve the way your plastic products are made.

Leverage our capabilities and expertise to develop high-value applications and transition to production.

We are positioned to serve world-class supply chains and progress the additive manufacturing industry by helping customers develop high-value applications as well as provide technology and automation that will empower a transition to production.

Learn more about our Digital Development Program™.

PP

HP Alpha Development Partner

Genuine PP that you know and love. Light-weight with toughness, fatigue strength, ductility, and chemical resistance.

 

BASF Ultrasint TPU

Versatile rubbery material that feels like a dream in your hands. 88A hardness with great flexibility and shock absorption. Design controlled durometer and stiffness through latticing.  High elasticity, tear resistant, and soft touch/non marking. Prints with high accuracy and detail. Ideal for vapor smoothing and Ultracur3D color coating.

PA12

The traditional workhorse of HP MJF materials. Strong and rigid with high density. Prints in the highest dimensional accuracy and detail.

AMT PostPro3D Vapor Smoothing

Smooths surfaces to an injection molded quality.  Seals part from absorbing liquids and improves mechanical properties.

Black Dye

Transforms parts from natural grey to black for a more finished appearance.

Paint

Achieve the finished appearance that you desire.

White Painted Multi Jet Fusion Bracket

BASF Ultracur3D Coating

Flexible color coating for TPU parts. Custom colors available.

Splitting and Joining Large Parts

Make parts that are too large to fit in the printable area by printing in multiple pieces and gluing them together.

Welding and Assembly

Traditional plastic assembly processes like Hot Plate Welding, Laser Welding, and Staking to create functional, end-use assemblies.

Whether you are not sure where to start, have an idea for a 3D printing application, or have experience launching additive manufacturing applications, let’s work together to make your next application successful.

The Digital Development Program (DDP) is Extol’s proven innovation process to develop high-value applications for 3D printing and transition them to production. Based on Human Centered Design, the DDP is a step-by-step development process that allows for agility and partnership that is required for bringing new innovations to life. 

Each manufacturing method (injection molding, extrusion, etc,) has specific requirements for design and manufacturing, and so does additive manufacturing. Additive manufacturing is a cutting-edge technology, and many applications are the first of their kind. This requires attention to the economic value proposition, systems thinking, and manufacturing scalability, which can only be done in partnership.

Here are the steps we take together as we walk through the DDP:

Discover – Understand context and systems and identify opportunities for 3D printing.

Define – Identify the economic value proposition and technical application requirements.

Develop – Design for additive manufacturing, prototype, and validate that the design meets the economic value proposition and application requirements.

Deliver – Prepare to scale and reduce the risk of a new manufacturing process by identifying critical quality characteristics and a plan to control them.

The Most Advanced HP 3D Printers

Extol has (3) HP Multi-Jet Fusion (MJF) 5210 3D printers. These are the most advanced and fastest 3D printers available enabling us to support all the demands of digital development.

The HP Multi Jet Fusion Process

Layer Powder

Apply Agents

Apply Energy

Fused Part

Read more about 3D printing at Extol.

3D-printed TPU comes to Extol

3D-printed TPU comes to Extol

Extol now has the capability of 3D printing components out of TPU material using HP’s Multi Jet Fusion process. The ability to print strong, homogeneous structures in TPU is a game-changer over other printing technologies. Extol’s Digital.

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