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3DMT specializes in metal additive manufacturing and the key component of the technology is material. With a long history of powder metallurgy in ARC Group, this experience transfers to 3DMT with metallurgists on staff, on-site material testing capabilities and heat treatment knowledge.

Metals:
  • Aluminum – Alsi10Mg, Alsi12Mg,
  • Titanium – Ti64 (Grade 5)
  • Stainless Steel – 17-4PH, 15-5PH, GP1, PH1
  • Maraging Steel – M-300, MS1
  • Inconel – 625, 718
  • Cobalt Chrome
Plastic
  • ABS – M30, ABSi (translucent)
  • Nylon
  • Polycarbonate

3D metal printing is an advanced, next-generation additive manufacturing process for making complex parts with features that cannot be produced by any other method. Parts are created on a special machine layer-by-layer, and this unique process lets you – the product designer – add internal features like conformal cooling channels and lattice structures to reduce weight while preserving strength. Because the process is completely computer controlled, you are also able to modify features quickly and easily without additional expense, allowing you to test different versions of a prototype fast. Prototypes can be made in stainless steel, aluminum and titanium.

When combined with our CNC machining and finishing services, we have everything you need to create sophisticated prototypes for applications in medical, automotive, aerospace and other demanding industries.

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Soldering and Desoldering - Here are some details on building tiny robots and circuits. This instructable will also cover some basic tips and techniques that are useful in building robots of any size. For me, one of the great challenges in electronics is to see just how small a robot I can make. The beautiful thing about electronics is that the components just keep getting smaller and cheaper and more efficient at an incredibly fast pace. Imagine if automobile technology were like that. Unfortunately, mechanical systems at this time, are not advancing nearly as fast as electronics. These instructions will help you familiarize yourself with the initial difficulty of soldering surface mount components.

By the time you have finished, you will be able to solder components with pins with .5mm spacing. Tools and Supplies 1. x1 soldering iron (digital or analog) 2. PCB(Printed Circuit Board) with available pads 3. SMD (Surface Mount Device) component that matches the available pad 4. Solder (recommend water soluble, rosin core acceptable) 5. Desoldering braid 6. Flux w/ applicator 7. Tweezers 8. Rubbing alcohol (rosin core solder) OR 9. Water (for water soluble solder) 10. Anti-static cloth Step 1: Preparing the PCB 1. Check to be sure the pad size of the PCB lines up with the pins on the SMD 2. Clean the PCB of any dust or debris. 3. Turn the soldering iron on now, and set the temperature between 600-700 degrees. Warning: When heated to these temperatures, you will be burned if you touch the tip of the soldering iron.

Turn-Key PCB Assembly Services

Bittele Electronics was founded in 2003 and has since established itself as a reliable full turn-key Prototype and small run electronic contract manufacturer (ECM) and one stop PCB manufacturing and assembly provider. Our firm provides expert consulting in Design for Manufacturing (DFM). Our headquarters is based in Toronto, Canada, and our sales office is located in San Jose California.

We run production plants in Shenzhen, China. This allows Bittele to provide low cost PCB manufacture, components procurement and electronic pcb assembly using local supply chains, while still staying in close contact with its customers primarily located in Canada and United States.

Our circuits assembly services make use of our own PCB manufacturing facility, electronic components procurement team and PCB assembly house in Shenzhen, China. 320 employees are engaged in PCB fabrication and 110 employees perform circuit board assembly. As an IPC member, Bittele Electronics has certified all of its facilities to ISO9001, and they also are in compliance with IPC-A-600 & IPC-A-610.

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