FEF3 Systems LLC offers both additive and subtractive machining capabilities. Additive manufacturing processes, such as Stereolithography and Fused Deposition Modeling (aka “3D Printing”), create parts and prototypes by fusing layers of material together to build the part from nothing. Subtractive manufacturing, such as CNC milling and turning, uses a block of material and removes unnecessary excess until only the desired shape remains. One of biggest differences between additive manufacturing and subtractive manufacturing methods is the ability to create a complex part in a short period of time (days vs. weeks). For parts with complex geometries or intricate designs, additive manufacturing methods can produce superior results quicker than subtractive methods can. Another difference is material properties and types; they vary dependent on the machining type, each with benefits. FEF3 Systems’s skilled staff can help you select the best combination of fabrication techniques for your device, be it a part, or an assembly of parts.
CNC Laser Cutting / Engraving will be a capability coming soon to FEF3 Systems LCC.