We are here to bring your designs from concept to creation!
One of the advantages of 3D Printing has been the ability to manufacture 3D prototypes and low production runs quickly and affordably without the high cost of injection moulding. 3D Printed parts are no longer just for trinkets thanks to the advances in FDM 3D printing technology and material development. Through our Design & 3D Printing Services, we can help with your 3D prototyping or 3D print project with the perfect material for your application. Whether you need strength, high heat resistance or a smooth and glossy surface finish we have the printers & material for you!
If you're in Adelaide, Australia we highly recommend visiting our showroom so we can show you what 3D Printing is really about. Click here for our address and operating times!
3D Printing isn't just for plastic trinkets anymore
Thanks to the advancement in 3D Printing materials and our strong relationship with innovative material manufacturers; we can offer a large variety of materials with diverse properties. Through our quotation process we will carefully discuss your project and application to recommend the ideal material. We only use high quality materials ensuring you receive the best quality product.
Available materials include; ABS, PC (PolyCarbonate), PETG, PLA, PLA (Nano-reinforced), PVB & TPU (Flexible).
ABS is a heat-resistant (90°C), light weight and impact-resistant material suitable for applications requiring extra toughness. ABS is commonly used in children toys such as LEGO and internal car parts.
ABS is not an environmentally friendly material however it can be recycled.
While large ABS prints have a tendency to naturally warp, we use high quality ABS with printers optimized for ABS / PC to minimise warping that may be noticable on 3D Prints from other print service companies.
PC is an engineering material featuring high heat-resistance (up to 113°C) with unmatched toughness when compared to materials of similar stiffness.
The PolyCarbonate we use has been engineered specifically for 3D Printing, ensuring excellent quality, dimensional accuracy and minimised warping.
Our scissor jack design (see photo) was actually used by our material supplier to lift their CEO's car! Of course we wouldn't recommend using our scissor jack as a replacement for a real car jack, but it was a fantastic demonstration to showcase the strength of this PC material.
PLA is a common 3D Printing material. Standard PLA has a higher tensile strength when compared to ABS however is a relatively britle material with a low impact resistance.
The low glass transition temp (60°C) and mechanical properties limits applications of standard PLA to more demonstrative, architectual and educational models.
PLA is commonly used when investment casting 3D Printed parts, as it burns away cleanly unlike ABS.
PLA (Nano-reinforced) is an improved blend of PLA that is 9 times stronger than standard PLA and 20% stronger than ABS. PLA (Nano-reinforced) isn't britle like regular PLA expanding its applications. PLA (Nano-reinforced) features excellent dimensional accuracy making it a popular material for prototypers and designers.
PLA (Nano-reinforced) still has a low glass transition temp (60°C) so it's not suitable for parts that require heat resistance. PLA (Nano-reinforced) can be used for real projects, like our 3D Printed guitar.
PVB offers ballanced mechanical properties better than both ABS and PLA, and average heat resistance (70 °C). We can post process PVB to achieve an incredibly smooth & glossy surface.
The post processing possibilities with PVB enable this material to be useful for finished products, molds, vacuum metalizing & investment casting.
Our maximum volume for post processed PVB parts is limited to 150mm x 180mm (diameter, height)
TPU is a thermoplastic with unique properties that allow it to be flexed without breaking. The flexibility of our TPU has a Shore A hardness of 95A.
Flexible materials allow us to 3D Print parts such as live hinges, insoles, vibration dampers, gromets and more!
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