Slant 3D is a high volume 3D printing manufacturer. We are working to make a 3D printing a large scale manufacturing option. We are doing this by developing hardware, software and techniques to allow 3D printing devices to produce parts in volume. The first step has been the implementation of our high volume printer farm.
Traditional manufacturing techniques require high up-front expenses and long term, high volume production of a components to amortize those initial expenses. But if there is a mistake in the product or the market changes, so that the product must be modified, companies may lose the entire investment in molds and tooling. This high risk also makes entry into high volume production challenging to small or new businesses.
3D printing allows an idea to go from conception to manufacture quickly and much more affordably. Since 3D printing basically materializes products, there are no tooling costs. This means that a company wishing to produce a product need only design it and then pay for the raw materials that are used to produce it in any volume ranging from a few dozen to several thousand.
3D printing puts hardware products on equal footing with software products in production costs. Printing allows products to be produced at very low cost and constantly updated with no large capital expenditures.
Slant 3D is located in Nampa, ID, in the Nampa SBDC Business Accelerator. Our printer farm is the largest in the Northwest and has grown out of projects that were developed within Slant Concepts.
Slant 3D is a spinoff of Slant Concepts. Many of the technologies that we use were developed while manufacturing products for Slant Concepts. But it was soon realized that there was a necessity for the technology at other small-businesses and start-ups.
Today Slant 3D operates, as a 3D printing manufacturer, 24/7 producing parts and products for companies all over the US.