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Explore our customised solutions for your next product idea

Explore our customised solutions for your next product idea

  • Engineering Design & Modelling
  • Rapid Prototyping
  • Manufacturing
  • Testing & Quality Assurance

Do you have an idea that needs designing?

NE Solutions expert in-house team have extensive experience working with raw concepts and drawings to create highly accurate, production-ready modelling and Bill Of Material. Our engineering design and modelling service includes:

Before going into production, why not test your proof-of-concept with our rapid prototyping solution for your product idea or part?

With NE Solution you can quickly produce your new product design using our in-house 3D prototyping service. Offering a fast, high-quality and fully-customised solution including a range of printing technologies

Are you ready to produce your finished product and get it to market? NE Solution has a number of competitively priced local and international manufacturing partners.

Through our large network of manufacturing partners, we have exclusive access to a wide range of manufacturing technologies and processes to produce your finished product. This includes:

Go beyond the aesthetics of your new product or part by assessing its usability, ergonomics, materials and overall manufacturability.

Have confidence in the quality, consistency and reliability of your latest product with our in-house testing and quality assurance service. With fast testing turnarounds, we provide:

Customised Parts Created In 3 Simple Steps

Customised Parts Created In 3 Simple Steps

Upload your CAD file online ​

Simply upload your current CAD file to our online system and receive an instant customised quote on your parts. Our process is quick, easy and 100% secure. Let us know of any specifics before manufacturing begins.

In-house manufacturing
commences​

We manufacture your custom parts with the highest quality materials and modern assembly techniques. All parts undergo stringent inspection.

Parts delivered directly to you​

We provide all the end-to-end logistic support so that your new parts are shipped quickly to your doorstep. Our fast turnaround make us the perfect partner for your next project.

Choosing the Best Material for your Project

Choosing the Best Material for your Project

Deciding on the most suitable material for your prototype will involve a range of factors, such as the functionality, flexibility, durability, weight, texture they offer and of course your project budget.

Below you can explore some of the most popular materials used in 3D printing to help guide you. NE Solutions works with a range of materials and can provide expert guidance on the best choice for your next product development idea.

PLA

Polylactic Acid provides a popular option for many prototypes due to its dimensional accuracy and ability to hold its shape. PLA comes from natural and biodegradable sources, offering a great alternative for customers wanting an environmentally friendly material.

Pros
● Holds shape
● Smooth finish
● Biodegradable
● Large colour range

Cons
● Can be brittle
● Susceptible to heat

ABS

Used in many household goods such as Lego and bicycle helmets, Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene is a strong and heat resistant printing material, offering incredible toughness.

Pros
● High strength
● High durability
● High heat tolerance
● Large colour range

Cons
● Rougher finish vs PLA

PETG

Polyethylene Terephthalate Glycol-modified (PETG) is similar in make-up to one of the world’s most commonly used plastics (PET). It provides an impact resistant printing material, with a range of colours available.

Pros
● Impact resistant
● Flexible
● High durability
● Weather resistant

Cons
● More dense than PLA and ABS
● Surface can scratch easily

ASA

Acrylonitrile Styrene Acrylate was developed as an alternative to ABS in the 1970s and has become a very popular printing material in automotive and sporting goods. ASA provides increased resistance to weather and incredible strength and rigidity.

Pros
● Impact resistant
● Wear resistant
● UV resistant

Cons
● Minimal colour choices

TPU

Thermoplastic elastomers are rubber-like plastics, making them highly flexible and durable. TPE is commonly used in the production of automotive parts, household appliances, and medical supplies.

Pros
● Good abrasion resistance
● High flexibility & durability
● UV resistant

Cons
● Reduced dimensional accuracy

NYLON

Ideal for functional applications, Nylon remains an excellent choice for many 3D prototypes. It is generally ranked No. 1 in terms of strength, flexibility and durability. A great choice for small batch production runs.

Pros
● High flexibility, durability, strength

Cons
● Can be costly
● Rough surface finish

CARBON FIBRE NYLON

Carbon Fibre Nylon is one of the leading materials in FDM printing due to its extreme functionality and material properties. Carbon Fibre Nylon combines high strength, high rigidity, good toughness and lightweight while still providing wear resistance from the nylon blend.

Pros
● Lightweight
● High strength
● Great for functional applications

Cons
● Can be costly
● Limited to black colour

PLA

Polylactic Acid provides a popular option for many prototypes due to its dimensional accuracy and ability to hold its shape. PLA comes from natural and biodegradable sources, offering a great alternative for customers wanting an environmentally friendly material.

Pros
● Holds shape
● Smooth finish
● Biodegradable
● Large colour range

Cons
● Can be brittle
● Susceptible to heat

ABS

Used in many household goods such as Lego and bicycle helmets, Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene is a strong and heat resistant printing material, offering incredible toughness.

Pros
● High strength
● High durability
● High heat tolerance
● Large colour range

Cons
● Rougher finish vs PLA

PETG

Polyethylene Terephthalate Glycol-modified (PETG) is similar in make-up to one of the world’s most commonly used plastics (PET). It provides an impact resistant printing material, with a range of colours available.

Pros
● Impact resistant
● Flexible high durability
● Weather resistant

Cons
● More dense than PLA and ABS
● Surface can scratch easily

ASA

Acrylonitrile Styrene Acrylate was developed as an alternative to ABS in the 1970s and has become a very popular printing material in automotive and sporting goods. ASA provides increased resistance to weather and incredible strength and rigidity.

Pros
● Impact resistant
● Wear resistant
● UV resistant

Cons
● Minimal colour choices

TPU

Thermoplastic elastomers are rubber-like plastics, making them highly flexible and durable. TPE is commonly used in the production of automotive parts, household appliances, and medical supplies.

Pros
● Good abrasion resistance
● High flexibility & durability
● UV resistant

Cons
● Reduced dimensional accuracy

NYLON

Ideal for functional applications, Nylon remains an excellent choice for many 3D prototypes. It is generally ranked No. 1 in terms of strength, flexibility and durability. A great choice for small batch production runs.

Pros
● High flexibility, durability, strength

Cons
● Can be costly
● Rough surface finish

CARBON FIBRE NYLON

Carbon Fibre Nylon is one of the leading materials in FDM printing due to its extreme functionality and material properties. Carbon Fibre Nylon combines high strength, high rigidity, good toughness and lightweight while still providing wear resistance from the nylon blend.

Pros
● Lightweight
● High strength
● Great for functional applications

Cons
● Maybe add costly
● Limited to black colour

Disclaimer: The above is intended as general information only and NE Solutions holds no responsibility for any materials you choose for your prototype. If you would like further information on the specific properties and applications of each material, please contact our team for assistance.