To 3D scan or to 3D model?

3D scanning may seem very tempting as it is a lot faster simpler but it’s not the best solution for all details

Suitable to 3D scan: 

  • Smaller sculptures
  • Round objects that might be hard to 3D model
  • Plaster copies
  • Objects that don’t require very high resolution
  • Human, human face – for making figurines

Suitable for 3D modeling:

  • Complex details that require higher precision
  • Very small details
  • Very large details
  • Shiny details

 

When can I expect my order?

3D printing time depends on the details and quantities. We can produce smaller models within a day or two but for larger details or quantities the order might take 2-4 days.

As we mostly use seven Zortrax M200 3D printers to offer our services then we can also offer small batch orders. For example 10 000 pieces of 5 gram details can be produced within 2-3 weeks.

How big can you print?

We mostly use our Zortrax printers for offering services so the build area is around 200 x 200 x 185mm. However, it is possible to print out objects in multible pieces and later on bond them together with acetone which leaves a really strong chemical connection between multible pieces of plastic. In this way we have even done parts as big as 700mm.

How is 3D printing priced

The price of 3D printing depends on the following:

  • Used material
  • Print time
  • Complexity of detail
  • Special materials
  • Post-processing
  • Quantity (ordering in bulk is cheaper)

What formats can you 3D print?

We mostly accept the following formats: STL, OBJ, DAE, DXF or 3MF. If you are having problems converting your file to one of these formats then please forward your 3D model to our email and we will try and convert it ourselves.

Our online quote system only accepts STL or OBJ format files or the same files in a ZIP folder.

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