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  • 3-D Printing Demonstration Video by CalCo

    Posted on December 20th, 2012 admin No comments

    CalCo offers a 3-D printing process that can be used to create lightweight models, parts and prototypes in full color.  We have shown the completed products in the past but now we have made an instructional video to show the complete process so you can get a better understanding of the requirements and capabilities. Click on the arrow below to view the video.

    While the video is only 2 minutes long, the actual process can take anywhere from 1-3 days depending on the size and complexity of the product.  Full color is available but if a richer color is desired, or if metallics are needed, the finished product can be painted.  All of the projects on display below were created using the 3-D printer in the video.

    If you have any further questions about the printing process or the capabilities of the machine,  please give CalCo a call at 847/639-3858.  If you have a .stl file available we can provide a free quote.  You can also visit our website at for more photos and information.

  • Rapid Prototyping at CalCo Controls in Crystal Lake, Illinois

    Posted on June 30th, 2009 admin No comments


    Need a prototype model fast?  Send us your 3-D file and we can create a full color model for you in no time.

    Using a 3-D printer with 24-bit color capability and using a  high performance composite to create very thin layers and bond them together we are able to create a three dimensional replica of your design with a quick turnaround time.  These prototypes can be used for concept models, design testing, presentation models, sales demonstrations, architectural models, tradeshow or exhibits, marketing and much more.

    We take your idea and put it in your hands NOW.  It is always easier to hold an item, look at it and see how it functions in real life instead of just on paper.   Your prototype is made from a lightweight plaster composite and is an exact replica of your design.    We can accommodate one piece  designs up to  10″ x 14″ x 8″.  For larger designs we can build a scale model or in some cases we can make it in pieces and then join them together.

    If you have questions about a rapid prototyping project just call us at 847/639-3858 or e-mail us at and we will be happy to help! Click here for further contact information.

    CalCo is located in Crystal Lake, Illinois but we work with companies and individuals all over North America and the world.