THE PROCESS

 

1.

DESIGN REVIEW

Our engineers personally review your design to make sure it is ready for 3D printing.


2.

PRODUCTION

We 3D print your design. We’ll send you photos so you can get a preview of what your parts will look like.


3.

delivery

We ship your parts to you as soon as your order is complete.

SERVICES

 

CUSTOM 3D PRINTING

We offer custom 3D printing services for designs large and small. We can print single parts up to 20” x 20” x 20” (500mm) and can often combine multiple prints into an even larger final product.

Every order includes our Design Review Process, where our engineers will personally review your design and discuss your project with you to make sure we understand your needs. We’ll help you decide on the printing options so we can print your model exactly the way you want.


PROTOTYPING

We can help you use 3D printing to rapidly iterate on your next design. We offer the following special service for prototypes:

  • Test-Fit and Adjustment: We’ll print small test sections of your design and test-fit them to ensure they fit together the way you expect.

  • Design Assistance: We can make tweaks to your 3D model or design a new part from scratch according to your specifications.


High-Volume Printing

Need a large number of parts? We’re ready to print dozens or hundreds of copies of your design. We provide the following services for volume production:

  • Batch Delivery: We can split a large production run into multiple batches and deliver each batch to you as it completes, so you receive your parts sooner and can get testing immediately.

  • Multi-Printer Production: We can spread your order across our fleet of printers to produce your parts as quickly and efficiently as possible.

PRINTING CAPABILITIES

 

Printing Technology

We use FDM (fused deposition modeling) 3D printers. FDM technology is well-suited for producing high-strength parts, as well as rapid production of very large models at an economical cost. This makes it an ideal printing technology for prototyping and high-volume production.

A summary of our printing capabilities is listed here. For more information on the technical capabilities of our printers, refer to our detailed capabilities page.

If you aren’t sure how these capabilities will apply to your project, don’t worry! We’ll work with you during the order process to understand your needs and help you decide what settings we should use for your prints.

Model size

Up to 20” x 20” x 20” (500mm) for a single part (we can split larger designs into multiple prints to produce larger models when needed)

materials

PLA, ABS, PETG, TPU, and ASA. We can print with more specialized plastics if the project requires it.

Resolution

Layer height as low as 80 micron (0.08 mm) and as high as 320 micron (.32 mm)

colors

We offer all standard colors as well as specialty colors such as woodfill, metallic colors, and translucent clear plastic.