We specialize in 3D printing technologies that use engineering plastics mimicking common thermoplastics. There are dozens of different materials for each printing technology including ABS, Thermoplastic, Rubber-like, Metal, Nylon, and Glass Filled materials. Let us know what your application is and we will help you choose the best additive technology and material.
What is your lead time?
Our standard lead time is 2-3 Business Days but this can vary drastically depending on the size and shape of parts, the 3D printing technology, prototype material, and post processing required.
What kind of file do you need?
We prefer STL and/or STP 3D models. Many times a STP file will give us the best resolution. If you need help creating a 3D model than our engineering unit can provide CAD support for your project.
I have a part but no 3D model, can you print a copy?
Yes, we need a 3D model in order to print a part but we have the capability to 3D scan an existing part and create a model. Learn more about our engineering services here.
What color options do you have?
Some additive technologies allow us to directly print in a wide gamut of colors. We also offer painting services if the technology required for your parts doesn’t directly print in color. Our most common natural colors are White and Translucent.
What is the tolerance on your machines?
Tolerances depend on the technology being used but our most common tolerance is ±.010″ for large parts. Smaller parts tend to have a tighter tolerance of ±.005″.
Can you print rubber parts?
Yes, there are a few options for printing in rubber-like materials. Elastomer materials for 3D printing can range in durometer, we can print in 27 Shore A to 75 Shore A. Depending on part size and geometry we can also blend elastomer materials to achieve different levels of durometer.
Can you 3D print metal parts?
Yes, we have access to DMP (Direct Metal Printing) machines that can print in a variety of metal alloys including steel and aluminum. We also use Quickcast SLA patterns and investment casting processes to create metal parts.
What size parts can you make?
We can build parts as small as 0.5″ x 0.5″ x 0.5″ or as big as 23″ x 23″ x 23″ in a single piece. Depending on part geometry we can build even smaller parts and we can assembly very large parts by splitting and UV welding pieces together.
Can you make our parts smooth?
Most printing machines build parts in short layers creating visible “layer lines”. Through post processing we are able to sand/blast layers line away if needed. Depending on the prototype application we can achieve a surface finish that is appropriate.