M2 Optics Inc. Launches New 3D Print Design and Manufacturing Service
M2 Optics Inc., an American manufacturer of custom fiber optic solutions for communications testing and networking applications, has launched a new design and 3D printing services business. The services will help companies solve critical and timely issues that require custom or non-standard parts, which are not readily available in the market.
M2 Optics has leveraged its 3D printing expertise and capabilities within its Raleigh NC facility – manufacturing custom fiber optic solutions for leading entities, across multiple industries, across the globe.
M2 Optics noted that engineering and technical teams face significant challenges when a standard part is not suitable for a particular application. Additionally, many entities do not have readily available personnel with the necessary design expertise, or a means to receive custom parts quickly and affordably, given today’s global supply chain challenges. M2 Optics’ service will eliminate this problem, as the company is able to support the entire process, or individual phases, of a typical 3D printing project, such as rapid part design, prototyping and production.
“3D printing rapid design and prototyping enables organizations to quickly respond to product development opportunities and capability gaps in a dynamic and rapidly changing business environment,” said Charlie Byrd, vice president of sales and M2 operations. “Combining fast response times with fast and accurate solutions is essential to meet the needs of today’s world. Additive manufacturing technologies enable the production of geometries not possible with traditional methods, opening the door to limitless possibilities. Additionally, with supply chain shortages negatively impacting many businesses right now, partnering with a 3D printing company like M2 provides a competitive advantage by reducing lead times for parts and processes. Design.
M2 Optics caters to the different aspects of 3D printing, with a range of different manufacturing service offerings, such as creating new designs from scratch, generating rapid prototypes (functional and visual) or launching large-scale production series, offering a variety of typical materials, including PLA, PETG, ABS, PC, Nylon, Flexibles and others, and using multiple printing processes, including FDM, SLS and SLA.
M2 Optics points out that while there are many 3D printing service companies out there, many rely on the customer to provide the CAD/design files – as the companies do not provide design services or outsource them – this which adds an extra step, time and cost. to the customer. Providing assistance at every step of the process results in an improved and more efficient experience for the customer.
Although the company has not publicly announced this service so far, M2 Optics reports that it has already completed numerous 3D printing projects for other companies – ranging from small supports for a telecommunications network application to life-size Star Wars characters for a charity project.