3D Printed Parts for Spark Laser's Desktop Laser Cutter Helps Get Their Products To Market more quickly and affordably

We wanted to share a customer success story, who was able to get their product to market faster with industrial 3D printing. We are proud to support local businesses to meet their development goals.

Spark Laser is a business based in Vancouver, BC that specializes in the design and manufacturing of commercial laser cutting machines. Spark Laser was looking for a local manufacturer that was able to rapidly produce low-volume production runs of prototypes and end-use plastic parts that were robust enough for an industrial environment, and affordable enough to keep their production costs down. With approximately 40 unique plastic parts to manufacture, traditional methods like injection molding would costs thousands of dollars and months to produce, without the flexibility to do on-the-fly design modifications.

Spark Laser was referred to our team at Tempus 3D by a business associate, and we were happy to help. We recommended using Nylon PA12 because it is strong, precise, and resistant to chemical and UV damage.

Spark Laser had Tempus produce their first set of prototypes which were used to build the first functioning prototype laser. These parts were produced on Tempus 3D’s HP Multi Jet Fusion 5200 3D printer, which is capable of producing low-to-medium volume production runs of end-use parts quickly and affordably, with accuracy and aesthetics comparable to injection molding.

Tempus 3D continues to support Spark Laser with the production of parts and are both heavily invested in bringing manufacturing back to Canada. As Spark continues to see increasing demand for their products Tempus is there to help them scale and meet their production needs. We at Tempus feel this is just the beginning of what manufacturing will look like in the future and it will be more responsive, more custom, and more local allowing innovators across sectors to bring products to market quicker and in a more environmentally friendly way.