FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a question about 3D printing? or our services? This is the place to find some of the frequently asked questions.

  • What is 3D printing? 3D Printing is a manufacturing process that uses a digital file to create three-dimensional objects one layer at a time. We run machines that primarily use PETG plastics to create high strength and functional prints.

  • What kinds of things can I 3D print? Small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs can easily have the opportunity to work with us to print prototypes as part of the new product development process. With our printers, we are equipped to produce items like engineering parts, functional prototypes, acting props, architectural models, fixtures for cameras, lights and cables, as well as many more things! The sky's the limit!

  • How long does it take to print? The time it takes to print an object will depend on the complexity of the design as well as the material used. A simple object may take 4-5 hours, while a complex object may take 24 or more hours.

Not sure about which materials to uses? We've got you covered with a great table of materials we offer!

ABS

Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene
  • Low Cost
  • Good impact resistance
  • Above Average Durability
  • Medium Strength
  • Medium Stiffness

PETG

Polyethylene Terephthalate
  • Low Cost
  • Great Strength
  • Excellent Stiffness
  • Great Durability
  • Good resistance

PLA

Polylactic Acid
  • Low Cost
  • Great Strength
  • Great Stiffness
  • Low Durability
  • Poor UV Resistance

PC

Polycarbonate
  • High Strength
  • High Durability
  • Great Durability
  • Above Average Stiffness
  • Higher Cost

Not included in this table is our Polycarbonate Carbon Fiber Blend which offers an improved stiffness and strength.