1. How does 3D printing work?

Please read about our technologies here.

2. What is the cost of 3D printing?

We treat every case individually so, please, contact us by email for more details. However general cost calculation depends on machines operation time.

3. How long does 3D printing take?

In case of FDM technology, time depends on size, infill and quality of surface (layer thickness – lower is better). Typically it takes from a dozen minutes to couple hours. Sometimes it can take even more than a day in case of very big prints.

4. What are most common materials?

Please check the list of our materials here. At a clinet request in some cases we can print using materials they suggested.

 

5. What is the delivery time?

Small and medium size models take up to 3 working days

In case of short run production, lager orders or orders requiring additional postprocessing it may take longer.

6. What is maximum size of a 3D printable model?

For FDM technology maximum readily available size is 20x20x18 cm or 24,6x152x155 cm. In case of larger objects we either need to split them into smaller pieces or print them on large scale industrial machine that may take longer. In latter case maximum size of models is calculated in meters.

For SLA technology maximum size is limited by clinder that is18 cm high and 18 cm in diameter.

For SLS technology maximum maximum size is 33x33x59 cm.

7. What is smallest size of a model?

For FDM technology minimum recommended wall thickness is 0.8mm and hole size no smaller than 1mm. Values smaller than those mentioned above may cause problems with models endurance or in extreme cases can be ignored by slicing software. It doesn’t mean however that smaller details cannot be printed properly. All the Z axis details depend on layer thickness, so in the layer 0.09 mm thick (average breadth of a human hair) all details above this value will be sculpted.

8. How can you reduce the cost of 3D print?
  • by choosing higher layer heigt (lower detail)

  • by reducing infill (lower durability)

  • by choosing cheaper material

  • by changing size of a model

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9. What are optimal 3D printing parameters?

Standard parameters are 0.2 mm for layer height, 10% of infill and most common materials are ABS and PLA

10. How accurate is 3D print?

In Z axis:

  • FDM: from 0,05mm to 0,4mm
  • SLS: 0,12mm
  • SLA: from 0,01mm to 0,1mm

3D prints can differ from computer sketch by a margin of 0.1 to 0.2 mm due to material shrinking which depends on various factors such as temperature, shape or chosen material. It doesn’t mean that we cannot achieve better precision on a particular print.

11. What are delivery options ?

DPD delivery service

12. How much is delivery cost?
  • Domestic: 15 PLN (about 4 €)

  • International: 60 PLN (about 14 €)

13. How can I confirm order?

By completing automatic order process after payment.

14. Which 3D printing technology is the best?

There is no exact way to answer this question because every technology has it’s own advantages and disadvantages. If you are not sure about choosing the right one just feel free to contact us and we will surely suggest the best option for your needs.

15. Which 3D printing technology is the most affordable?

From cheapest to most expensive: FDM, SLA, SLS

16. Is it possible to print multiple colours over one model?

3D prints are generally in single colour. For special request we can print multi-colour element as long as additional colours are added layer by layer in case of a coloured pattern technology limits us to two colours maximum. In case of more complex models it offen better to print it in a single colour and then paint them with an aerograph or a brush.

17. What are available colours?

Common technical colors are white, grey or black. We offer basic colour pallette materials and samples available for customers. Shoud the model be in a particular shade we can paint it using RAL colour pallette.

18. What is postprocessing?

It is set of activities (like sanding, cleaning, painting, smoothing, drilling etc.) leading to make end product look better be more functional.

19. What exacly is rendering?

It is computer generated 3D image

20. What is Shore hardness scale?

Most popular measurement of material hardness is expressed in Shore scale. It uses values from 0 to 100 as well as type (A,D,0 etc.). For example 0A hard material is as soft as water and 10-20A is a hardness of chewing gum while 70A is for windshield wiper rubber.

21. What is the difference between FDM, FFF, LPD?

In theory they are registered trademarks but they all operate on the same principle.

22. Where I can get free 3D models for 3D printing?
23. What software can I use to design 3D models?

List of the most popular software can be found  here

 

24. Which file extension designs are the easiest to 3D print from?

We recommend STL, OBJ, STP i 3MF file extensions.

25. When can I get a discount?
26. Are you selling 3D printers / Scanners ?

No but we can advise you or recommend good retailer

27. Can I get an invoice?

Yes

1. How does 3D printing work?

Please read about our technologies here.

 

2. What is the cost of 3D printing?

We treat every case individually so, please, contact us by email for more details. However general cost calculation depends on machines operation time.

3. How long does 3D printing take?

In case of FDM technology, time depends on size, infill and quality of surface (layer thickness – lower is better). Typically it takes from a dozen minutes to couple hours. Sometimes it can take even more than a day in case of very big prints.

4. What are most common materials?

Please check the list of our materials here. At a clinet request in some cases we can print using materials they suggested.

5. What is the time of delivery?

Small and medium size models take up to 3 working days

In case of short run production, lager orders or orders requiring additional postprocessing it may take longer.

6. What is maximum size of a 3D printable model?

For FDM technology maximum readily available size is 20x20x18 cm or 24,6x152x155 cm. In case of larger objects we either need to split them into smaller pieces or print them on large scale industrial machine that may take longer. In latter case maximum size of models is calculated in meters.

For SLA technology maximum size is limited by clinder that is18 cm high and 18 cm in diameter.

For SLS technology maximum maximum size is 33x33x59 cm.

7. What is smallest size of a model?

For FDM technology minimum recommended wall thickness is 0.8mm and hole size no smaller than 1mm. Values smaller than those mentioned above may cause problems with models endurance or in extreme cases can be ignored by slicing software. It doesn’t mean however that smaller details cannot be printed properly. All the Z axis details depend on layer thickness, so in the layer 0.09 mm thick (average breadth of a human hair) all details above this value will be sculpted.

8. How can you reduce the cost of 3D print?
  • by choosing higher layer heigt (lower detail)

  • by reducing infill (lower durability)

  • by choosing cheaper material

  • by changing size of a model

zrzut-ekranu-2016-11-28-o-01-06-48

 

9. What are optimal 3D printing parameters?

Standard parameters are 0.2 mm for layer height, 10% of infill and most common materials are ABS and PLA

10. How accurate is 3D print?

In Z axis:

  • FDM: from 0,05mm to 0,4mm
  • SLS: 0,12mm
  • SLA: from 0,01mm to 0,1mm

3D prints can differ from computer sketch by a margin of 0.1 to 0.2 mm due to material shrinking which depends on various factors such as temperature, shape or chosen material. It doesn’t mean that we cannot achieve better precision on a particular print.

11. What are delivery options ?

DPD delivery service

12. How much is delivery cost?
  • Domestic: 15 PLN (about 4 €)

  • International: 60 PLN (about 14 €)

13. How can I confirm order?

By completing automatic order process after payment.

14. Which 3D printing technology is the best?

There is no exact way to answer this question because every technology has it’s own advantages and disadvantages. If you are not sure about choosing the right one just feel free to contact us and we will surely suggest the best option for your needs.

15. Which 3D printing technology is the most affordable?

From cheapest to most expensive: FDM, SLA, SLS

16. Is it possible to print multiple colours over one model?

3D prints are generally in single colour. For special request we can print multi-colour element as long as additional colours are added layer by layer in case of a coloured pattern technology limits us to two colours maximum. In case of more complex models it offen better to print it in a single colour and then paint them with an aerograph or a brush.

17. What are available colours?

Common technical colors are white, grey or black. We offer basic colour pallette materials and samples available for customers. Shoud the model be in a particular shade we can paint it using RAL colour pallette.

18. What is postprocessing?

It is set of activities (like sanding, cleaning, painting, smoothing, drilling etc.) leading to make end product look better be more functional.

19. What exacly is rendering?

It is computer generated 3D image

20. What is Shore hardness scale?

Most popular measurement of material hardness is expressed in Shore scale. It uses values from 0 to 100 as well as type (A,D,0 etc.). For example 0A hard material is as soft as water and 10-20A is a hardness of chewing gum while 70A is for windshield wiper rubber.

21. What is the difference between FDM, FFF, LPD?

In theory they are registered trademarks but they all operate on the same principle.

22. Where I can get free 3D models for 3D printing?
23. What software can I use to design 3D models?

List of the most popular software can be found here.

 

24. Which file extension designs are te easiest to 3D print from?

We recommend STL, OBJ, STP i 3MF file extensions.

25. When can I get a discount?
26. Are you selling 3D printers / Scanners ?

No but we can advise you or recommend good retailer

27. Can I get an invoice?

Yes

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