3D Printing Services

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Whatever your print need may be, we are here to help. Need a high resolution prototype, personal craft piece, or a replacement part that you cant seem to buy anywhere, we have you covered. We offer a variety of print materials and colors.

Materials

  • Carbon Fiber

    colorFabb XT-CF20 is a copolyester based carbon fiber composite material that is based on the unique Amphora 3D polymer from Eastman Chemical and is loaded with no less than 20% specially sourced carbon fibers suitable for 3D Printing. Combining carbon fibers in filaments material is not a new idea, but colorFabb has been able to combine a lot of desired properties into 1 new material :

    Extreme High Flex Modulus (6.2 GPa) / twice as stiff as PLA Moderate strain at break (8-10%), so no extreme brittle filament, but toughness High Glass Temp. (Tg = 80C) Very high Melt strength Very high Melt Viscosity Good dimensional accuracy and stability Low odor / Styrene Free solution Easy processing on many platforms High attractive matt black surface

    APPLICATIONS :

    Just think of all the great applications for a variety industries, that now will have a material that performs according to expectations. Functionality, stiffness, dimensional stability, heat resistant, what more can you ask? Applications in the RC Industry / Drones / Aerospace / Automotive / Prototyping and many more can now be developed on your desktop 3D Printer.

  • ABS (Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene)

    ABS, it is occasionally more difficult to work with in complicated interlocking assemblies and pin-joints. Printed objects will generally have a glossier look and feel than ABS. With a little more work, PLA can also be sanded and machined. The lower melting temperature of PLA makes it unsuitable for many applications as even parts spending the day in a hot car can droop and deform.

    For most, the single greatest hurdle for accurate parts in ABS will be a curling upwards of the surface in direct contact with the 3D Printer's print bed. A combination of heating the print surface and ensuring it is smooth, flat and clean goes a long way in eliminating this issue. Additionally, some find various solutions can be useful when applied beforehand to the print surface. For example, a mixture of ABS/Acetone, or a shot of hairspray.

  • PLA (Polyamide)

    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 over ABS. When properly cooled, PLA seems to have higher maximum printing speeds, lower layer heights, and sharper printed corners. Combining this with low warping on parts make it a popular plastic for home printers, hobbyists, and schools.

    Created from processing any number of plant products including corn, potatoes or sugar-beets, PLA is considered a more 'earth friendly' plastic compared to petroleum based ABS. Used primarily in food packaging and containers, PLA can be composted at commercial compost facilities. It won't boo-degrade in your backyard or home compost pile however. It is natural transparent and can be colored to various degrees of translucency and opacity. Also strong, and more rigid than ABS, it is occasionally more difficult to work with in complicated interlocking assemblies and pin-joints. Printed objects will generally have a glossier look and feel than ABS. With a little more work, PLA can also be sanded and machined. The lower melting temperature of PLA makes it unsuitable for many applications as even parts spending the day in a hot car can droop and deform.

  • NinjaFlex Flexible 3D Printing Filament (TPE)

    NinjaFlex is a patent pending thermoplastic elastomer (TPE), an elastic polymer with rubber-like properties similar to compounds commonly used for seals and molded flexible parts in daily applications. NinjaFlex has a very low surface energy, so it typically does not bond well with adhesives; however, Gorilla Glue seems to provide moderate bonding. The best way to connect NinjaFlex parts is with a hot knife welder.

  • Taulman 645 Nylon 3D Printer Filament

    Tualman 645 if our most rugged material. 645 uses a modification to the standard material chain resulting in a new co-polymer to dramatically enhance bonding. To accomplish this improved bonding and thermal uniformity during the 3D Printing process, both the new co-polymer and manufacturing method are unique to 645. The resistance to chemical degradation was also a top priority for 645 as the ability to 3D Print molds as well as operate in harsh environments was at the top of the list of material performance requirements. This is why you will not see 645 made available in a pre-colored spool. The dyes used to color line, are inexpensive, but reduce bonding as a function of pigment content. The final requirement for 645 was surface finish. As a material that can be used to print parts that in turn would be supplied directly to the end user/customer, 645 was to be instantly recognizable as a superior polymer.

  • FormFutura BendLay 3D Printer Filament

    BendLay is a revolutionary new German engineered 3D printer filament. BendLay is a heavy duty, translucent and yet flexible filament. BendLay’s transparency is being described as “plexiglass-like” as apparently BendLay will let 91% of visible light pass through its fiber. BendLay is as clear as Polycarbonate filament. This unique feature makes BendLay extremely suitable for printing light-transmitting objects.

    BendLay’s water absorption is only 30% of that of ABS, meaning that there will be less evaporation and therefore prints are less likely to warp. BendLay sticks well to ABS and PLA, which makes this 3D printer filament also suitable for multi-material prints. However, do keep in mind that BendLay gets crumbly from Acetone. So it is recommended not to smooth your ABS/BendLay multi-material prints afterwards with Acetone.

    Basically BendLay will come in handy for any object requiring flexibility, resilience, or light emission.

  • Glow in the Dark ABS

    Glow in the Dark ABS has all the same properties as all of our other ABS plastics except... IT GLOWS IN THE DARK!!! This plastic is great for children's toys, and fun little side projects.

  • HIPS 3D Printer Filament

    HIPS is a High Impact Polystyrene filament and has an interesting property that makes it particularly well suited as a support material - it is soluble in Limonene (easy to find on Amazon.com). If you have a dual extruder, you can print with ABS and HIPS to create structures impossible to make without support. Then, a soak in Limonene (see above picture, the white portion of that cube in the HIPS and the Black is ABS) dissolves away the HIPS leaving the final part.

    This material isn't recommended for use on its own. This material is used for projects like the geometric prints you see all over the internet.

  • T-Glase PETT 3D Printer Filament

    T-Glase, short for Tough Glass, is very strong, yet different from our nylons as it’s stiff, like PLA and ABS. And based on our first industrial trials, meets all the requirements for the three industrial customers that had an applicable need. To these customers, the clarity was a significant advantage for their quality control departments.

    First, t-glase is made from the highest optical quality PETT material and is currently only available from two chemical plants. Unlike other polymers, some PETT, including t-glase are not considered “transparent”. Instead, it belongs to a group of polymers that are considered “colorless” and or “colorless with a percentage of reflectivity”. t-glase is also considered “water-clear” and “optically correct”. The term “optically correct” simply means that if you have a lens based die and injection mold precision reflective PETT into the die, the resulting lens will be relatively close to the same lens made from glass. While there is no formal definition of “water-clear”, in optical engineering, it’s a reference to how high quality plate glass seems to disappear when placed in water.

  • Wood Filament Laywoo-D3

    LAYWOO-D3 is a German engineered wooden desktop 3D printer filament. To be precise LAYWOO-D3 filament is a mixture of 40% recycled wood with a binding polymer. This wood/polymer composite allows the filament to be printed just like thermoplastic filaments – such as ABS and PLA – but gives your creation a wooden-like appearance.

    LAYWOO-D3 filament is designed for 3D printers based on RepRap technology. The thermal strength of LAYWOO-D3 filament is similar to PLA and can be printed between 175°C and 250°C. After printing, your object will look and smell like wood and it can also be handled like wood. After printing you can cut, grind and paint your creations similar as you can do with wooden objects.

Pricing

  • Standard Hourly Pricing

    Our hourly rate for 3D Printing is as follows:
    $10/hour For standard materials (PLA, ABS)
    $12/hour For exotic materials (NinjaFlex, Mylon, etc..)

  • 3D Print and Design Bundle

    Our hourly rate for 3D Printing with a bundle is as follows:
    $10/hour For standard materials (PLA, ABS)
    Discount On other design services. See service page for discount.

  • Exotic Material Prints

    Our hourly rate for 3D Printing is as follows:
    Exotic materials are more difficult to print and they also cost more from suppliers.
    $12/hour For exotic materials (NinjaFlex, Mylon, etc..)

  • Bulk Order and Group Discounts

    We offer discounts on bulk orders. Discounts vary with each bulk order depending on quantity and type of print. A discount on bulk orders will be discussed during your consultation.

Print Guidelines

  • Print Size

    Our printer platform is currently 8in(x) X 8in(y) X 9in(z).
    Larger prints may be sliced into sections to fit on the build plate. Once the prints are done, we will secure them together using a special bonding agent.

  • Print Shape and Quality

    Print shape and layout may affect the print times.
    Some prints may need to have custom supports added. (We offer this service as well for a separate fee).
    Print quality also has a large affect on print times. A high resolution print at .02mm layer height will take four times as long to print as a standard .08mm layer height. Ultimately, the higher resolution your print is, the longer it will take to print and the more it will cost.

  • File Types

    We accept most file types. We try to stay away from files created in Google draw, and other "watered-down" programs with their own file extensions. We prefer .STL, .STEP, or IGES files for printing but you may also send a different file. It may be easier for you to .zip the file as well, depending on the file size.
    If we have an issue with your file, or how it has been set up, we will contact you regarding the issue.

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Check out our Gallery

Our Gallery contains some of many 3D prints we have done in the past. From rigid plastics like PLA to flexible materials such as NinjaFlex, we have you covered.

Need Other Services?

We aren't just a 3D printing company, we offer a variety of design and print services. We offer Rapid Prototyping, Reverse Engineering, Stress Test Analysis, Technical Drawings, Simple Animation, and General Design services. Whatever your design need may be, we can help.