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3D Manufacturing Hybrid Solutions

Combine conventional manufacturing with additive- A smart approach to create single parts or assemblies

  • Cost effective and durable
  • Accurate and functional
  • Light weight and easy to handle
  • Consolidated components, less components and assembly time


Laser Cutting/Etching

Laser cutting is a conventional model-making process that can be complementary to 3D printing. It is practical and useful in the fabrication of parts that have 2D patterns.
Our laser cutting experts can engrave or cut any design in a wide range of materials. We work directly from vector drawings. You can choose from a wide variety of materials and thicknesses such as Acrylic, Delrin, Foam, and more. However, we cut it, laser services are extremely impressive in detail and fast turnaround.

We can also etch our 3D printed parts with a Laser Engraver. This provides a highly visible, precise, and professional addition to the print.

Over molding

Certain applications such as Automotive fixtures require a smooth, scratch-free surface.3D printing is also known as Additive manufacturing, is a viable, lightweight, fast, and less expensive way to produce fixtures but the surface can be too rough, so a polymer skin can be added to resolve this issue. Most applications use Urethane in a wide range of colors and shore hardness.


After printing a master part, this can be used as a master for casting parts in urethane and silicone. This affords a method of molding without expensive tooling.

Scanning and reverse engineering

3D scanning captures data from an existing object to create a CAD file. This approach provides a great starting point for redesigning the part or making a part fit. The 3D Data is so accurate it cuts down the design time. 3D scanning can also be used as a quality control method as the scanned file can be compared directly against the original CAD. This provides a full dimensional check on the part, rather than datum points.

CT Scanning

A CT scanner works by taking hundreds of X-ray images from different angles, to create a 3D image. CT scanners can capture details down to three microns, with some high-resolution micro-CT scanners, which work on a much smaller micrometer scale, reaching down to 0.5-micron voxel size. For critical applications, a CT scan provides engineers with in-depth data on the microstructure of a 3D manufactured part. This data is used to detect any voids or porosity which can affect the part integrity under adverse operating conditions such as high pressure.

Assembly, Machining or Milling

CNC machining is a subtractive method for manufacturing end-use parts, but it has also been adopted as a secondary process for additive manufacturing technology. Companies often will 3D print plastic parts and then CNC machine them for the following reasons:

  • Dimensional accuracy for fit and form in assemblies
  • Achieve tight tolerances where required, in that case extra material is built in the surfaces that will be machined or built
  • Achieve smooth surfaces for critical applications requiring a specific Ra number.
  • Adding required hardware such as metal inserts, or preparing holes for hardware by tapping, or drilling


Anubis 3D has developed a proprietary post-process to fill hollow printed parts with various composites. This can be used for thermal insulation, strengthening, light-weighting or simply to reduce printing costs without sacrificing mechanical properties.