3D Printing


Our main service is printing. We can handle larger backpack-sized items and smaller.

 

Materials

Our bread and butter is printing. We can handle larger backpack-sized items and smaller. Where we really shine is our wide variety of plastics, which we can print in varying sizes.

Economic Plastics

Economic plastics can be printed up to 380x380x380mm. They are good for everyday use items. They are the cheapest variety of plastic.

PLAPETG
Pros Good for visual models, test fits, and costume props
Cheapest variety of plastic
Easy to sand and paint
Highest resolution plastic
Multiple primary colors
Silk varieties
Glow-in-the-dark
Metallic-fill powders like iron, copper, and brass
Good for functional models around the house / business
Fairly stiff and durable
Resists many household chemicals for washing / cleaning
Suitable for warm environments (inside computer cases, behind refrigerator)
-Several colors
Translucent / transparent colors
OSHA colors with transparency for illumination
Used for end-use parts in non-demanding environments (if you don’t need safety glasses or gloves to use it, you can probably use PETG for it)
Translucent parts can be used to make illuminated covers / signs
Cons– Can melt easily, so we don’t recommend microwaving it or placing it on a stove
– No chemical resistance
– Fewer color options than PLA
– Printed at somewhat lower resolution than PLA
-Slightly more expensive than PLA

Engineering Plastics

Engineering plastics can be printed up to 260x260x260mm, unless otherwise noted.

ABSNylonPolycarbonate
ProsMultiple colors
More durable than PLA or PETG
Higher temperature resistance (up to 200F or 93C)
Can be vapor smoothed for a glossy finish
Available in carbon-fiber, fiberglass, or Kevlar fill
Great for higher temperature applications like hot water pipe holders, and for use as interior car parts
Extremely durable
Can be filled with carbon-fiber for stiff and strong parts
Resistant to most solvents
Carbon-fiber nylon may be able to be printed up to 300x300x380mm
Carbon-fiber nylon can replace most common “tooling” jigs
Unfilled nylon can be used to create slippery surfaces like furniture sliders or gear teeth
Extremely impact resistant
High working temperature (over 250 F / 121 C)
Available in carbon-fiber filled
ConsMore expensive than PLA or PETG
Parts cannot be as large as PLA or PETG
-Only available in natural (unfilled) or matte black (carbon fiber)
Unable to do rapid turnaround due to filament drying
Only availabl in natural (unfilled) or matte black (carbon fiber)
Carbon-fiber is stiffer but more likely to shatter in large impacts

High-performance

All are limited to 260x260x260mm.

ULTEM 9085
Pros– Nearly 70 MPa tensile strength
– Heat deflection temp over 300 F / 149 C
– FAR 25.853 compliance
– Are likely the cheapest way to solve a problem that needs them
Cons– No choice in color
– Are not cheap relative to other types of plastic