About Us

We are a 3D printing/additive manufacturing (AM) company that specializes in concept prototypes, models, visual aids, exhibit pieces and similar 3-dimensional communications tools.

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Advancing Additive Manufacturing

Proxima 3D is a 3D printing/additive manufacturing (AM) company that specializes in concept prototypes, models, visual aids, exhibit pieces and similar 3-dimensional communications tools.  We partner with K&M Printing to bring a new dimension to communications, one that can only be realized in 3D.

K&M has, for 40 years, brought leading technology and expertise in production and wide format printing to thousands of customers.  3D printing capability complements K&M’s broad range of 2D print offerings.  Proxima 3D extends K&M’s commitment to providing customers with the latest technology and expertise.   More importantly, we share with K&M a fundamental belief that our success is driven by the successes of our customers.  Our customers expect and receive access to industry knowledge and leading edge technology, plus a commitment to quality and customer care that make a significant contribution to their ability to differentiate themselves from their competition.

While our primary focus is on models, concept prototypes, and exhibit pieces, we can help with all applications for Additive Manufacturing (AM)/3D Printing.  This expanding and exciting field is multi-faceted.  We can help you realize its potential:  

Select a process

Additive manufacturing offers a range of materials and processes to meet an increasingly broad spectrum of needs.  Selecting the right combination need not be done at the outset, but the process and material chosen will ultimately have to be incorporated into the design.

Build a CAD file

All additive manufacturing is driven by CAD files.  The tools to generate those files are improving dramatically. Files can be generated from a myriad of CAD programs, from laser scans, and from medical scans (CT's, MRI's, ultrasounds).  Send us your files or whatever you're working with and we'll help you optimize your experience.

Make the file "printable"

Ultimately the file must meet several criteria to be printable.  This means that it must portray the print in 3 dimensions, that the smallest details and structures must be large enough to print, and that the model must be "watertight," meaning it must have completely connected surfaces.

Print it

As with most projects, if it is well-planned and prepared, execution is the easy part.  There is, however, still significant "art"  in handling the manufacturing process well.  

Locate a resource if we can't provide it

The 3D printing world is in a rapidly developing state.  There are hundreds of combinations of materials, processes, manufacturers, and new developments.  No one resource has completely mastered all the combinations.

 

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