All engineering thermoplastics and plastic composites commercially available or manufacturable in filament form including ABS, HIPS, HDPE, PC, Nylon, TPU, TPE, Carbon Fiber composites, Metal composites etc.
Machine profiles for new materials support is continuously added via remote software upgrades.
Machine can also accept custom-built toolheads for other materials like pastes (clay, ceramics, etc), pellets, or any other user-specified requirement.
Aha Prime & The Aha Star supports STL, OBJ, and AMF file formats for importing the data.
ProtoCentre 999 supports STL and OBJ file formats.
Yes. Dual colour printing is available in Aha ProtoCentre 999.
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.
Netfabb Studio Basic: Free software for STL file slicing, repair. Works in Windows, Linux, Mac. Netfabb also provides a free cloud based mesh repair module.
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
Sculptris: A free digital sculpting tool ideal for starters in digital sculpting from Pixologic, the makers of ZBrush. Works in Windows 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.
Mudbox: A popular digital sculpting and digital painting software from Autodesk. Works in Windows, Linux and Mac.
The maximum extrusion temperature for ProtoCentre 999 is 500 degrees C and 300 degrees C options.
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.
The build volume of Aha Prime 3D Printer is 500× 500× 600 mm.