3D PRINTING IN MANUFACTURING
3D Printing Benefits In Manufacturing Space
3D Printing is used in all stages of manufacturing to reduce the production cost and increase efficency!
Rapid Design Iteration
Low Volume Production
Product Life Cycle
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
There is no minimum order quantity. We work for quantities from 1 to 10000.
If you don't have the 3d file, explain/email your idea to us, we can design the model with the help of our in-house design team and create the prototype.
Have a novel idea, and just got a rough sketch? Do not worry! we can help you give shape with our in-house designers and help you evolve your concept in to a 3D design and print it using our 3D printers.
We accept a long list of 3D files like stl. obj, step, igs, dwg etc and also 2D sketches for concept illustrations and measurements like pdf, jpeg, png, dwg etc
Depending on the requirement type, we use different techniques like 3D printing, casting, molding, CNC machining etc. Check our rapid prototyping section to know more on technologies.
We understand the requirement and suggest the materials accordingly. Material selection depends on a few parameters like cost, finish, strength etc. You can look at this page for material properties.
We help with the following materials.
Plastics: ABS, PLA, HIPS, PETG, Nylon, flexible ABS, PMMA, PC, Rubber, wood
Metals: Aluminium, Steel, Inconel, Titanium
Powders: Sand stone (full colour)
Resins: Clear, Castable, Opaque
We do offer post processing services like smoothing (expo finish), painting, custom packing, etc.
Get started by submitting your 3D file (.STL or .OBJ formats) and place your order.
We are just an email away for 3D printing/ rapid prototyping needs across India. We have customer interaction offices in Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Ahmedabad, Vizag and Coimbatore. Our services will be executed at the head quarters, and shipped to end locations.
Layer Resolution: Each object is sliced into many layers of minute thickness. The thickness of each layer can be varied between 100/ 150/ 200/ 250/ 300 microns. The finer the later thickness, the smoother the print quality. But, finer layer thickness will also result in increased print time.
Material Selection: You can choose from a range of thermoplastics like ABS – Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene; PLA – Polylactic Acid; PVA – Polyvinyl Alcohol, Nylon, PC - Poly-Carbonate etc in FDM technology.
Speed of Printing: There is always a tradeoff between speed and quality ie the slower the print speed, the better the output quality. Speeds can range from 20mm/s to 120 mm/s.
In-fill Pattern: In most of the cases when using FDM, you may not require a solid infill ie the extent to which a part is filled with material underneath the surface. The infills can range from 10% to 100% and the patterns of infills can also be varied (line/ rectangle/ honeycomb etc)
File Patterns: 3D Slicing softwares which create the required input file for 3D printers, can only accept obj or stl files. So, send your designs in one of these file patterns. If you send your designs in other patterns like .stp, .ma etc, they will need further file conversion to get the final compatible files.
Mesh Repair: In some cases, the designs are not optimized for 3D printing. Common reason will be that of the surfaces not closed, for designs imported from sculpting/ animation softwares like ZBrush and Maya. In such case, the mesh needs to be repaired/ optimized to make it compatible with the slicing software.
All surfaces of the 3D model ("mesh") must be closed. Only Completely closed models can be printed. Else, the mesh needs to be closed or repaired.
- If your design has moving parts, then make sure you leave a space of at least 0.5 to 1 mm between them, so that the parts do not get glued together during printing and achieve the desired movement
- Please make sure that minimum thickness of any wall/ part to be 1mm. This problem arises when you design a bigger part and scale it down drastically.
You can use any of the 3D Modeling softwares, as long as you follow the basic design guidelines given above and export the output as .stl file.
A list of some of the softwares that you can use for Designing your 3D Model
Free 3D Design Softwares
Google Sketchup: Easy to learn, create and export your 3D Models. SketchUp Make is a free version and SketchUp Pro is a paid version with additional functionality. Works in Windows and Mac
Tinker Cad: Simple Browser based Software that can help you create complex stuff using very simple tools.
Blender: A free, powerful open source 3D content creation suite, available for all major operating systems under the GNU General Public License. Works in Windows, Linux and Mac
OpenScad: A free software for programmers for creating Solid 3D CAD objects. Works in Windows, Linux and Mac.
123D Design: A powerful suite of Apps/ tools from Autodesk. You can create a 3D model from scratch or pick a 3D model from the library and customize it to your liking. Works in Windows, Mac and browser.
Free CAD: An open source parametric 3D modeling software that allows easy parametric editing of your design. Works in Windows, Linux and Mac
3D Tin: A Browser based program using WebGL.
Commercial 3D Design Softwares
Rhino: A Popular 3D modeling software based on curves, using NURBS mathematical modeling. Works in Windows and Mac.
Maya: High end 3D modeling tool to create complex models and has additional functionalities like rigging, dynamics and animation. Works in Windows and Mac.
Solidworks: An advanced 3d modeling software, suitable for mechanical, industrial product design that require high precision. Works in Windows and Mac.
3DS Max: A comprehensive 3D modeling, animation, simulation, and rendering software. Works in Windows.
Autocad: Great CAD design and documentation tool, ideal for architects, engineers and product designers. Works in Windows and Mac.
ZBrush: A digital sculpting and painting program with powerful features and intuitive workflows. Works in Windows and Mac.
Netfabb Professional: an advanced software for professional editing of 3D printing data. Helps in fixing 3D models and reduce risk of failed builds and wasted material. Works in Windows, Linux and Mac.
Do not worry! As a habit, we keep customer data very secure. Additionally, we sign a NDA confidentiality form, for projects requiring data security
For any queries or to submit your design, drop an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or fill the contact form. Our team will get in touch with you with more details and estimates.