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.
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:
Our standard resolution (200μm) is a great balance between quality and cost. Perfect for engineering designs or parts where surface quality isn’t critical.
Perfect for detailed, functional plastic parts, our high quality (100μm) resolution provides excellent surface quality and strength for a slightly increased cost.
Closest achievable surface finish to injection moulded parts, our ultra high quality (35μm) resolution provides a superior finish and incredible detail.
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)
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:
As good design practice, you should always add thickness to your models. Walls with thickness greater than 0.8mm can be successfully printed with all processes.
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.
Features on the model that are raised or recessed below the model surface. Features with a minimum 0.6mm wide & 2mm high / deep can be successfully printed with all processes.
We recommend a minimum diameter of Ø 2.0mm for 3D printing holes. Ensure this meets your clearance fit requirements.
We recommend for all prints with a height of over 5mm a minimum diameter of Ø 3.0mm for printing pins.
The recommended clearance between two moving or connecting parts is a minimum 0.5mm