Using a wide array of materials including carbon fiber, metal, and reinforced nylon blends, we are able to produce strong and accurate replacement parts for our clients in the Triad's manufacturing industry. Our unique ability to fabricate parts with specific materials and properties to fit certain requirements combined with our location and quick turnaround time enables us to produce industrial-grade replacement parts at a fraction of the original manufacturer's cost. Not only can we reproduce existing components, but we can also create new parts that provide solutions in a manufacturing setting. Our design and engineering team will consult with you throughout the process in order to fully understand where the need for a solution exists in a specific setting to produce a strong and cost-effective result.
Gears for Industrial Fabric Machines
Hummingbird 3D has produced several machine replacement parts for Fairystone Fabrics in Burlington NC, including these take-up and let-off gears. These parts were produced in plastic with high precision printing. The first picture is one of our take-up gears (black plastic) in use on one of the machines.
Tension Arm for Industrial Knitting Machines
Hummingbird 3D reproduced a broken industrial knitting machine component with one in a high-strength carbon fiber-nylon blend. The part is currently installed and running in the machine at Fairystone Fabrics alongside one of the original cast aluminum parts.
Breeze Cartoner Funnel
Featured below, is a 3D printed prototype to be used as a component of an industrial assembly machine. The original part (second picture) was machined out of stainless steel, and our prototype was produced in carbon fiber-reinforced nylon.
This small part is a component of industrial knitting machines. The far left image is the original part, and the following images are various 3D printed material sample replicas shown in carbon fiber reinforced nylon, aluminum, and tough clear resin.
Couplings for Glen Raven Inc.
The featured couplings, for Glen Raven Inc., were produced using flexible nylon (white) and fiberglass-reinforced nylon (grey).
The below 3-part print uses a combination of nylon and carbon fiber to produce high-strength materials with high definition, creating a solid and durable overall product.