The 3D Connectors is Jacksonville’s premier 3D Printing, Design, and Rapid Manufacturing Solutions firm.
From prototyping to full production, The 3D Connectors can find the fastest and most cost-effective solutions for your organization. The 3D Connectors was founded and is run by engineers with experience from Aerospace to Production, so they are well versed in using the latest technology to increase production and lower costs and lead time for your organization.
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We Bring Organizations through the Next Generation of Manufacturing
The 3D Connectors’ Mission Statement
Are you looking for 3D printing? No worries! The large number of printers in house and available through our network provides the infrastructure needed to print large quantities of almost anything. We offer a wide array of materials such as abs, pla, ninjaflex, polypropylene, 316L, aluminum, titanium, and many others. Not only do you get our resources, but you also get our expertise. We have the knowledge and experience to help you choose the best 3D printing technology and material for a given application. If you feel like your application may be a 3D printing opportunity, or if you just don’t know what method or material to choose, we have the answer.
Additive Manufacturing (AM) is supposed to be a major business disrupter, but how will it affect your business? How can you leverage AM to increase your efficiency or reduce the amount of money you have tied up in inventory, warehousing, and lengthy product development lifecycles? Where do you even start to climb this mountain of paradigm shifting material? Well, we can answer all of those questions and more, by providing a step-by-step education, identification, implementation, and stabilization program that fits your business. We are the experts in this business, and we can customize a solution that works for your business.
Does your company need help taking your product from idea to production? The 3D Connectors is fully equipped to develop, prototype, test, manufacture your product, and grow your business:
- Computer Aided Design
- Material Selection
- Reverse Engineering
- Mechanical Testing and Qualification
- Tool Design
The 3D Connectors is owned and operated by degreed engineers who have the necessary experience in mechanical design, project management and research & development to take a concept through the full product development life cycle, from prototype to production.
Do you need parts fast but don’t know where to start? Give us a call! We can deliver parts faster than the competition and offer the following services:
- Cast Urethanes
- Injection Molding and Tooling
- CNC Machining
- 3D Printing End Use Parts
- Sheet Metal
- Water Jet
- Welding and Fabrication
We have the network to get the best lead time possible and have the ability to manufacture in the US or offshore.
Tradeshows And Promotions
Do you want to WOW your prospects at the next tradeshow? Make sure they get a chance to learn about your awesome business, and we will make sure that they will remember you by the 3D printed take home item you give them. Our tradeshow and promotional services include:
- Logo conversion to 3D
- Creation of custom 3D printed promotional swag
- Live 3D printing at your booth
- Onsite support
We can 3D print various custom branded items for your marketing needs like keychains, nameplates, trophies, and more!
Are you eager to become proficient in the design of 3D printing and to understand how it works? We offer an easy-to-follow and cost-effective curriculum. Call or email for pricing in these areas:
- Introduction to Additive Manufacturing
- 3D Printing Design I
- 3D Printing Design II
- 3D Printing Design III
- 3D Printing
- 3D Printer Troubleshooting
“With the expert advice from The 3D Connectors we were able to create exact physical models of a new product in development. We were able to test fit parts and save countless man hours, and potentially months of design iterations, and we will be going to market earlier than expected.”David Ginder
“These guys are very good with 3D Printing and know their stuff. I would be happy to recommend them to anyone.”Preejith Ambuken
“With the 3D printer provided and the expert support of The 3D Connectors, we attracted a greater number of clients to our customer’s booth than we have previously seen. In addition, we were also able to produce on-demand promotional items that our clients absolutely loved. Thanks so much!”Jennifer Landines
3DC’s Additive Manufacturing Journey
The 3D Connectors has noticed a common path that organizations take when getting involved in additive manufacturing (AM). We call this path the “Additive Manufacturing Journey.” On the AM Journey, a business typically progresses through the four phases shown in the following figure. Only some businesses reach a fifth phase called the Equipment Development Phase (not shown).
When organizations first call us, they are in Phase I, the Identification Phase. An organization in this phase is aware of the benefits of 3D printing and how disruptive the technology may be. However, the organization doesn’t know if and/or how 3D printing solutions will apply.
In Phase II, the Prototyping Phase, an organization is reaping the benefits of AM to 3D print prototypes as design cycle time and expenses are reduced.
In Phase III, the Tooling Phase, an organization is using 3D printing for prototyping and for creating tooling and work aids in the form of jigs and fixtures. The streamlining that occurs in this phase cuts process time and costs.
Phase IV, the Production Phase, is the final phase for most organizations. In this phase, an organization is redesigning parts entirely around a 3D printed solution and is yielding significant savings from its availability of custom products that can be made exactly when needed or products that have reduced assembly requirements. Companies like GE Aviation, Stryker Orthopedics, and Siemens are currently in Phase IV.
In Phase V, the AM Equipment Development Phase, an organization is developing its own AM equipment lines to 3D print their products. The few companies that have reached this stage are usually confidential.
Frequently Asked Questions
Knowledge is power – and this is what you need to know about us.
Can you help make me a 3D Computer Aided Design (CAD) file for printing?
Yes, our staff has multi-faceted and robust experience in CAD and works on a variety of software platforms.
What file format do you need for printing?
We use .STL as the standard file, but we can help you get the file that you need. Contact Us to speak to one of our experienced engineers.
If I have a prototype or if you make me a prototype, can you help me with production?
Yes. The 3D Connectors is experienced in bringing your product through its full life cycle.
Can you handle full production?
Yes. The 3D Connectors is fully equipped to handle low and high volume production.