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All of our parts are produced to the highest standards, resolution can be adjusted when uploading your parts to our system.

All parts are manufactured by depositing material in layers, with this comes artefacts that are explained in our handy expert guide here

For all parts produced, we strongly recommend post-processing (extra service charge) to achieve the best results. 

Layer Height

Additive Manufacturing / 3D Printing works by depositing layers of material in a chosen direction. As a general rule of thumb – the smaller the layer height, the greater the part resolution. To see which layer height suits your application, see our handy table below:


Standard Layer Height - Quality

Our standard resolution (200μm) is a great balance between quality and cost. Perfect for engineering designs or parts where surface quality isn’t critical. 


High Quality Layer Height - Quality

Perfect for detailed, functional plastic parts, our high quality (100μm) resolution provides excellent surface quality and strength for a slightly increased cost.


Ultra HQ Layer Height - Quality

Closest achievable surface finish to injection moulded parts, our ultra high quality (35μm) resolution provides a superior finish and incredible detail.

Manufacturing standards

We manufacture your parts according to our strict manufacturing standards. If required, we can provide an inspection report for parts as an additional service (get in touch with your sales account manager)

  • Dimensional accuracy of ± 0.5% with a lower limit of ± 0.5 mm
  • Minimum wall thickness of 1.2 mm for all infill parts
  • Consistent surface finish – no delamination or scars

Design Considerations

With all manufacturing processes, it’s essential that the parts are designed with a manufacturing process in mind. Each 3D printing process has its limitations, here are the most important design tips that apply to all of them:

Wall Thickness

Thickness - Quality

As good design practice, you should always add thickness to your models. Walls with thickness greater than 1.0mm can be successfully printed with all processes.  


Overhang - Quality

All parts with an overhang greater than 45º will require support material. Any areas where support will be required, marks will present on the final surface unless post-processed. 

Embosses & Engravings

Emboss - Quality

Features on the model that are raised or recessed below the model surface. Features with a minimum 0.8mm wide 2mm high / deep can be successfully printed with all processes.


Hole Thumbnail - Quality

We recommend a minimum diameter of Ø 2.0mm for 3D printing holes. Ensure this meets your clearance fit requirements. 


Pin Thumbnail - Quality

We recommend for all prints with a height of over 5mm a minimum diameter of Ø 3.0mm for printing pins. 

Connecting / Moving Parts

Fit Thumbnail - Quality

The recommended clearance between two moving or connecting parts is a minimum 0.5mm

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