DMLS 3D Printed Aluminum Alloy Mouse Wheels

DMLS 3D Printed Aluminum Alloy Mouse Wheels

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Process 3D Print
Material Metal
Quantity 1 pcs
Price Range $1-100
Lead Time 2 workdays

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About Project

Looking for unmatched precision and performance in your next mouse design? Look no further than FacFox's DMLS 3D printed aluminum alloy mouse wheels!

These cutting-edge mouse wheels are manufactured using Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS), a revolutionary 3D printing technology that creates incredibly strong and lightweight metal parts. The DMLS process allows for intricate designs, as showcased in our mouse wheels' gear-like structure around the edges. This design element offers exceptional scrolling control, perfect for gamers, designers, and anyone who demands pixel-perfect accuracy.

But precision isn't the only benefit. The three-spoke design connecting to the central hub emphasizes these mouse wheels' durability and performance. Crafted from high-quality aluminum alloy, they can withstand even the most demanding use.

These DMLS 3D printed aluminum alloy mouse wheels are a prime example of FacFox's expertise in developing electronic device prototypes. We collaborated with a long-term partner, a renowned mouse designer, to bring this innovative product to life. We're excited to see what amazing new device he incorporates these mouse wheels into!

At FacFox, we are passionate about helping entrepreneurs and businesses bring their electronic device visions to reality. Our advanced 3D printing technologies, like DMLS, combined with our extensive experience, allow us to create high-fidelity prototypes that are both functional and aesthetically pleasing.

Ready to take your electronic device prototype to the next level?

Contact FacFox today and see how our DMLS 3D printing services can help you achieve unparalleled precision, performance, and durability in your designs. Let's turn your innovative ideas into reality!

Solution

  • Step 1: Design & 3D Modeling. The process begins with a detailed 3D model of the mouse wheel, designed for precise scrolling control and durability. The gear-like structure and three-spoke design are meticulously crafted in the CAD software.
  • Step 2: Slicing. The 3D model is then sliced into thin horizontal layers, preparing it for the DMLS printer.
  • Step 3: Printing Setup. A high-power laser is used to selectively fuse aluminum alloy powder. The printer spreads a thin layer of this powder onto the build platform.
  • Step 4: Layering. The laser sinters the powder according to the cross-section of the design, layer by layer, until the wheel takes shape.
  • Step 5: Cooling & Removal. After printing, the build chamber is allowed to cool before the wheels are removed. Excess powder is cleaned off, revealing the raw, unpolished mouse wheel.
  • Step 6: Post-Processing. Although these specific wheels did not undergo fine polishing, typically, post-processing include stress-relief through heat treatment and surface smoothing.