The 3D Printing Process

A brief overview of our manufacturing process

Instant Quotation

Parts are uploaded and checked via our simple to use online tool which provides an instant cost based on quality and material selections.


Parts are produced in our Nottingham facility to a 200μm accuracy and prior to dispatch are checked by our engineers to meet our strict quality control guidelines.


Free delivery for all orders over £30 delivered using Royal Mail or DPD dependent on size.

Express delivery options are avaialble

Model Making & Prototyping - Traditional techniques blended with cutting edge technology.

At SGD we use the latest advancements in additive manufacturing technologies and materials, delivering futuristic solutions to businesses world-wide. All prices on our services are available to view live on our seamless instant quotation system, where you can get an immediate price on your parts without having to give away on email or personal data! Easy to use for engineers and professionals on the move to get instant pricing on future projects.

Our quality policy ensures the highest standards are met for your parts. All parts are produced at a 200 micron accuracy, to ensure the highest dimensional accuracy available. 

3D printing can be confusing and also exporting the correct file type! We at SGD recommend that users submit their files in STL format, however we do also accept formats in OBJ, STEP & IGES.

Unsure what all these files mean? Get in contact with us via our live chat or contact us to find out how we can help transition your 3D file into reality. 

Why just print in boring ABS and PLA?

We offer a wide range of materials including Carbon Fibre, Wood, PC, Nylon, PETG, etc.

Who wants a boring print? We offer a number of finishing options including vibratory polishing, to give your part a next level finish!

Get in Touch

Find us at the office

The Hive Business Centre , 50 Shakespeare Street, Nottingham, NG1 4FP

Give us a ring

0330 010 0833 Mon - Fri, 9:00-17:00

Working Hours

Mon - Fri, 9:00-17:00

Contact Us

SGD is rated 4.97 stars by based on 267 merchant reviews