3D Printing/Rapid Prototyping
Rapid prototyping is a cost effective method to analyze your part designs before committing to the high cost of tooling development or the machining production parts.
Create your model in any 3D modelling software, export your design as an STL file. Send us your finished design (email@example.com) and we can finish printing within 3 business days. Do your own postproduction or have us finish it for you.
We offer materials below:
PLA (Polylactic Acid) thermoplastic filament is a premium grade material derived from renewable resources such as corn. The wide range of available colors and translucencies and glossy feel often attract those who print for display or small household uses. Many appreciate the plant based origins and prefer the semi-sweet smell. Combining this with low warping on parts make it a popular plastic for home printers, hobbyists, and schools.
ABS is a polymer that is engineered to be a great material for 3D printing. It's toughness, impact strength, flexibility, machinability, and higher temperature resistance often makes it a preferred plastic. ABS is a hard strong plastic with some flexibility when compared to PLA. It is also soluble in Acetone, and it can be easily sanded and machined.
Multi-Colour plaster is perfect for producing 3D models with visual quality in either white or multicolour. This material is best suited for display purposes, such as conceptual models, sculptures. The resolution is also very high, up to 50 micron.
The material is primarily made from a plaster powder, resulting in a fine granular surface. It can be a fragile material depending upon the delicacy of your design, so we strongly suggest that you talk with our specialist before you consider this material. Full photographic colour can also be applied to these models, allowing you to make use of a full range of tones, textures and colour patterns.
Resin products are produced by SLA 3D printers, which can consistently produce higher resolution and fine-detailed objects and are more accurate. The resolution can be as high as 25 micron!
PETG is an industrial strength filament with several great features. It's strength is much higher than PLA, it is FDA approved for food containers and tools used for food consumption. PET 3D printer filament is known for its clarity and is also very good at bridging.
Nylon is an incredibly strong, durable, and versatile material. Flexible when thin, but with very high inter-layer adhesion, nylon lends itself well to things like living hinges and other functional parts. Nylon filament prints as a bright natural to white with a translucent surface, and can absorb color added post process with most common, acid-based clothing dyes.
Our wood-like material gives 3D printed objects the look and feel of fiberboard. It also imbues parts with other wood-like attributes, such as the ability be cut, painted, and sanded.