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3D Printing in Resin : Parts – Dyson Hoover

3D Printing in Resin

3D Printing Leeds has recently moved into MSLA Resin Printing and these new facilities were just what was needed for this replacement part for an old Dyson hoover.


Traditional FDM 3D printing struggles to get the super-smooth finish required on all sides and surfaces, as the support material affects both the dimensions and fit too much. However this 3D  printing produced a super smooth and strong print to exacting dimensions and finish. It took a lot longer to print with resin compared to FDM but it is more reliable and produced far, far better results.

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3D Resin Printing – Upgrading Machines

3D Resin Printing

Like every company, at 3D Printing Leeds we purchase our 3D Resin Printing machines off-the-shelf from specialist companies but this does not mean those printers are perfect and ready to go. They all need checking and improving and then maintaining.

With our 3D Resin Printers, we found that its fumes were leaking even though the manufacturer had provided some kind of air filter. The lid did not fit well either and the fumes escaped under it.
We found some modifications online that we could 3D Print on our FDM printers but those files were old and did not fit or seal well to the current machine model.

So, true to our business, we re-engineered the part to fit the current manufactures tolerances and then improved on it too.

Pictured below is a gasket: we changed the profile to fit tightly to the base unit, to skirt the filter unit (see our previous post on this). We also deepened the channels for the lid to provide a solid firm fit. We also sourced some very thin foam strip to seal both the top and bottom fitment.

Now there are no fumes and no unwanted smells. Success!

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3D Scanning & Reverse Engineering

3D Scanning & Reverse Engineering

3D Scanning is a great asset to design. It enables complex shapes to be captured and worked on from other creative applications.

This process of reverse engineering not only empowers us to experience and learn quickly from complex shapes, but also to improve them far more quickly than ever before.

When you send us your item, we scan it into a file that you can use or we can progress the design into a CAD product design, styling and production.

There are many uses for 3D scanning:

  • reverse-engineering, whereby old or unavailable items can be recreated and improved
  • body scanning; for fashion, medical or costume
  • automotive; for new body panel modifications
  • archival; for museum display pieces or interactive representations
  • sculpture; for reproduction of original artworks
  • engineering & product design; to replace or improve parts
  • textiles; to recreate patterns, textures, prints, stamps and dies
  • conservation; recreating manman and industrial artefacts and parts

Our team at 3D Printing Leeds have the skills and the tools to make your idea a reality, whether that requires 3D Scanning, 3D Photogrammetry or 3D CAD.

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