Our printers use FDM printing technique. In practice, this means that the print head is heated to a temperature at which the printing material begins to melt. Then, the printer starts to feed material to the nozzle, and the nozzle into the print bed, in which the material cools and hardens. After that, the printer starts to print layer by layer, defined by the instructions from the slicer program.
HOW TO DEFINE THE PRICE?
We have a total of four different printers, all of which use the FDM-printing technology. The resolution (printing resolution) and the printing speed varies between 3D printers. They can affect the price of printed products, the cost of materials herein. The faster your product is printed, the cheaper the price will be and vice versa. If for example, 200 microns (0.2 mm) print resolution takes 1hr, then 20 microns (0.02 mm) resolution takes about 10hours to print.
THE PRINT FILE
Printable file is created using a slicer program from a .stl file. When creating a file for printing we define a set of different values that form the particle. The used media, print speed, filling, temperatures are just a few features taken into consideration. Finally, the slicer program creates a .gcode or .x3g file, which is read and printed by the 3D printer according to the commands coded in it.
GOOD TO KNOW
3D printers can print various objects and pieces of any shape you want. However, there are a few things to keep in mind before you upload your own model.
Choosing the right printing material will have a significant effect on the finish of the surfaces. According to the principle, printed walls which have less than 45 degrees of an angle have a slightly poorer quality than the straight ones. The 3D printer can also print in the air, but the so-called “partially hanging”- layers can be visible. Support structures around the actual track can be printed using a 3D printing machine as well. In that case, the surface can be kept in as good condition as possible. The support structures are usually removed after printing and the product is subsequently machined. If necessary, there is also a support material that dissolves in water. Thanks to that, you are able to remove the support material even from places which are very hard to access with mechanical tools.
HOW TO GET A QUOTE
UPLOAD YOUR DESIGN
Upload your model to the server and make sure that everything is correct and the item looks as intended.
TELL US ABOUT THE DESIGN AND WHAT IT WILL BE USED FOR
This will help us choose the right material for your product. You can also make a wish for the material to be used.
LEAVE US YOUR CONTACT DETAILS
This is an important step in order to confirm your request and, if necessary, to contact you if we need more information.
QUESTIONS OR PROBLEMS WITH THE QUOTE?
Contact us, So we can help you in making the correct quote based on your needs!
(Polylactic acid) is one of the most common and the most popular print materials alongside ABS. PLA is very stiff and hardly flexible. PLA is also a biodegradable material.
(Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene) is another common print media. ABS compared to PLA has a better heat resistance and greater flexibility. Printing also requires higher temperatures.
(Amorphous polyester) comes in the third most common printing materials. PETG is an accurate print media, which is very resistant to stress. PETG has also RoHS and REACH approvals.
Carbon fiber infused print media. These media applications are the items that require really high strength and endurance.
(Polyamide) Nylon is a durable and flexible printing material and it is especially suitable for the manufacture of mechanical parts.
OTHER PRINT MEDIAS
Here’s a short list of available printing materials. Please contact us for further information and details.