Hi, I am in need (for myself and for a spanish partner) to find a CNC machining /3D Printing business that can make reliable and fast prototypes or single items, production quality.
The target objects would be small miniatures (28-54mm) or master pieces for assembly kits that could be replicated later by silicon moulding and resin. We’ve tried 3D printing and SLS earlier and we’ve found that there’s lack of detail, and the grainyness that the 3D printer leaves is totally picked up by the silicon mould, making reproduction impossible without further machining.
We’ve gotten our best results by reproducing our 3D models with a small 5-axis CNC machine like the ones they use for jewellery purposes, but the problem is that the spanish company that did that asks for a ludicrous fee for each piece. The precision is astounding, though, and we could take a mould with the silicon and achieve perfect resolution.
Does any of you know any company that could do that at a reasonable cost?