Pebble3D Sdn Bhd is a Private Limited company incorporated in 13th July 2010, the company started in supplying mechanical, electrical and electronics parts and equipment and later diverse its business in providing complete solution for 3d printing needs in Malaysia. Throughout the years, Pebble3D has developed a new business line known as Pebblereka to focus and understanding the significant of 3d printing in Malaysia and what contribution the company could implement in order to help the society and country towards better living. Pebblereka officially created in 2014 which later become the only one stop solution center for 3d printing in Malaysia providing supply and services for fully assembled 3d printer, 3d scanner, 3d pen, doodle3d wifi box, and reprap spare parts, consumables such as filament and resins and also printing services.
Although the 3D printing technology in Malaysia is at slow pace compared to our neighboring country Singapore, Pebblereka prioritize the necessity of bringing the 3d printing to the next level for potential and existing customer. By having a vision to be a one stop solution center for 3D printing, Pebblereka has put continuous improvement to add on as much information and references in our website in order to make it as the best platform for our customers to refer and obtain knowledge on 3D printing technology.By having this, we hope that we able to capture a bigger market segment and size which currently supported only by hobbyist and professionals. As part of our program to sustain the business, we are now on a mission to put 3D printers in every school in Malaysia.
To provide a platform for creativity design and best reference centre for future technology development.
To be the best one stop solution centre for innovative and creative designs.
To be a world class reference centre for creative 3D printing design.
Overview of 3D Printing Industry
3D printing evolved as a method of creating functional prototypes in diverse industries such as automotive, defense, aerospace, and so on— to investigate the possibility of a project ease in lesser time and with few resources. However, in the last two decades, 3D printing has made a radical shift from rapid prototyping to rapid manufacturing, mainly, because of its advantages over traditional manufacturing practices such as injection molding, Computer Numerical Control (CNC), machining, and vacuum casting. These advantages include innovative designing, high adaptability levels, less time to market, and the ability to manufacture parts without heavy investment in expensive tooling.
3D printing manufacturing is also found to be to be quicker and less expensive. The ability of 3D printing to print almost any geometry with variety of materials makes this technology a preferred choice, especially, in those markets which are characterized by high individualization, low volume, and high value; such as aerospace and healthcare. Several industries are taking advantage of 3D printing to produce plastic and metal standard parts and customized products at reduced costs, time and tooling, as compared to traditional manufacturing techniques.
Some of the major drivers that support the exponential growth of 3D printing include— the development of new and improved technologies, financial support from governments, large application areas, rapid product development at a low cost and ease in development of customer products. However, there are few crucial factors which can inhibit the future growth of this market; such as regulatory hurdles in different countries, availability and standardization of materials, and process control standards and understanding. The global 3D printing is segmented on the basis of technology, material, application and geography. The technology segment comprises of Stereolithography (SLA), Selective Laser Sintering (SLS), Electron Beam Melting (EBM), Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM), Laminated Object Manufacturing (LOM), Three Dimensional Inkjet printing (3DP), and other proprietary technologies.
The global 3D printing market by material comprises polymers, metals/alloys, and other (ceramics, sand and paper). The application segment includes aerospace industry, automotive consumer products, healthcare, government and defence, industrial business machine, education and research, and others (arts, architecture). Health care and aerospace are the two fastest growing application areas for 3D printing.
The stringent requirements such as light weight and accurate & precise design requirements for airplane parts are the major driving factors behind the growth of 3D printing in the aerospace industry, over traditional manufacturing methods. However, the increasing medical procedures volumes due to the growing population, rising income levels, low labor costs and increasing health awareness are responsible for the tremendous growth of 3D printing in healthcare sector, as well.