The Silicon Review
In the 21st century, 3D printing is one of the most revolutionary technologies. It gives the ability to everyone, from doctors and engineers to DIY enthusiasts and small businesses, to transform virtual ideas into real-life physical objects. It is a promising technology that can change life as we know it. When pitching an idea, it is essential to show the customers/investors the product that the business is going to offer. Product production can be costly, so 3D printing makes it simple to create products quickly. 3D printed products can be held and moved without concern. Additive technology is one of the recent additions to 3D printing, and it opens a new avenue which offers lots of advantage when compared to conventional printing techniques. Various types of 3D printing technologies are available. Still, few benefits are pretty standard for the wholes industry like cost reduction, less wastage, lesser production time, better competitive edge, reduced errors, and production on demand. In light of the foregoing, we introduce you to JawsTec.
JawsTec can create beautiful parts that it calls jewelry. The companyis a machine shop that operates with 3D production quality printers. It can 3D print metal and plastics. It can 3D print anything for a price that is very reasonable. All it wants is its customers to be proud that they got their products 3D printed and it believes that it can create products its customers can be proud of. JawsTec wants to lead the charge for small businesses everywhere to give them production ready parts for testing and consumer use.
JawsTec is based in Idaho, and it was founded in 2018.
Oscar is the CEO and Founder of JawsTec. He spoke about the company in an exclusive interview with the silicon review. Below is an excerpt.
Q. How does 3D printing contribute to environmental sustainability?
3D printing reduces waste on all levels. It is additive manufacturing, whereas most are subtractive, which produces a lot of waste for individual parts. Our concern towards the environment allows us to be much more eco-friendly and more effective with our time.
Q. Primarily, 3D printing produces parts in a limited selection of plastics of varying mechanical properties. How can you improve versatility?
Currently, we offer three different plastics for customers: Nylon 12, Nylon 12 Glass-Filled, and TPU (rubber-like material). We have plans to add Polypropylene, which provides a cheaper part with good strength qualities and heat resistance.
How does 3D printing affect the cost of manufacturing?
The cost of manufacturing 1 to 10,000 parts is cheaper than traditional manufacturing. After 10,000 parts, the cost of a mold starts to even out, and it depends on the part looking to be manufactured.
Q. The vast majority of 3D printers, including industrial-grade printers, have small build chambers, at least compared to mills and injection mold presses. How to overcome the limited build volume?
As time goes on, larger printers are released, and now any size of part can be produced with 3D printers. Our machines can create parts up to 2 feet, but the larger machines can nearly print a full-scale car with the correct machine.
Q. Do you assist the manufacturers to choose the right 3D printing process?
We provide 3D printing for many companies. We help design and provide recommendations for companies to do to their parts they are looking to get manufactured in 3D printing.
Q. What are some of the untapped sectors that can benefit from 3D printing?
Medical is a huge opportunity for all 3D printings applications. Aerospace is using it to reduce the cost of parts from planes and rockets and make them even more efficient. Automotive is still not using as much 3D printing as they could.
Q. How do you market your services?
Currently, we only advertise online. We have no salespeople on site or the road. We do all SEO work and Google Ads. We have focused on SEO, and as such, we have grown quickly through our website. We market ourselves as being the leading company as a 3D printing service. We are continually offering the next technology in 3D printing and post-processing. We offer vapor smoothing, which provides a near injection molded part to look for a beautiful finish. We offer tumbling and dyeing parts to a lot of different options. We use four different machines for the customer providing many different traits—the newest HP and EOS machines for superior quality.
Q. Do you have any new services ready to be launched?
We just released vapor smoothing, which makes parts look more professional and perfect when compared to injection molded parts or CNC parts. It removes the issues 3D printing has had with being not useable in all applications.
Q. What are your trajectories for the next five years?
In the next five years, we want to have a total of 40 machines on site. We currently will have eight machines at the end of the month. We want to provide parts to a variety of customers and printing providers. We plan on being the largest 3D printing service bureau in 10 to 5 years from now. With superior finish ability and continually updating our technology, we will be able to provide customers with the best quality around. All able to be ordered quickly and easily on our online quoting engine that quotes in 2-5 seconds.
The man behind the success of JawsTec
The CEO, Oscar, started JawsTec in January of 2018 with the help of his father and two uncles. Oscar had gone to school for two years for electrical engineering and then a year for engineering management before starting JawsTec. In two years, JawsTec went from one employee to 16. Oscar has focused on quality that JawsTec provides and is continuously updating the processes we use, so customers have the best quality available.