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Welcome to our 3D printing business FAQ webpage. We've put together some commonly asked questions to help you learn more about our 3D printing service.


  • What is 3D printing?

    3D printing is a process of creating three-dimensional objects from a digital model by laying down successive layers of material until the object is complete.

  • How does 3D printing work?

    3D printing works by first creating a digital 3D model of an object using specialized software, and then sending that model to a 3D printer. The printer then builds the object layer by layer using a variety of materials such as plastic, metal, or ceramic.

  • What materials do you use for 3D printing?

    We offer a variety of materials for 3D printing, including plastics (PLA, ABS, PETG), resins, and metals.

  • What are the advantages of 3D printing?

    3D printing allows for rapid prototyping, customization, and the creation of complex geometries that would be difficult or impossible to produce using traditional manufacturing methods.

  • What is the difference between FDM and SLA 3D printing?

    FDM (Fused Deposition Modeling) 3D printing uses melted plastic that is extruded through a nozzle, while SLA (Stereolithography) 3D printing uses a laser to cure a liquid resin.

  • What are some common applications of 3D printing?

    Common applications of 3D printing include prototyping, product design, architecture, medical devices, and even fashion and art.

  • What is the maximum size of an object you can print?

    The maximum size of an object we can print is 400mm x 400mm x 450mm.

  • Can you print custom 3D designs?

    Yes, we can print custom designs. We offer design services, or you can submit your own design files for printing.

  • How long does it take to 3D print an object?

    The printing time depends on the size and complexity of the object. Simple objects can take a few hours, while larger and more complex objects can take several days.

  • What file formats do you accept for 3D printing?

    We accept STL, OBJ, AMF, and 3MF file formats for 3D printing.

  • Can you print multiple copies of the same object?

    Yes, we can print multiple copies of the same object. Please contact us for more information about bulk orders.

  • Do you offer post-processing services?

    Yes, we offer post-processing services such as sanding, polishing, painting, and assembly.

  • Can you print functional parts?

    Yes, we can print functional parts. We offer materials specifically designed for functional parts and can help you choose the right material for your project.

  • What is the cost of 3D printing?

    The cost of 3D printing depends on the size, complexity, and material used for the object. Please contact us for a quote based on your specific project.

  • What is 3D design?

    3D design service is the process of creating digital models of objects or products using specialised software.

  • What software is commonly used for 3D design?

    Commonly used 3D design software includes programs such as AutoCAD, SolidWorks, and SketchUp.

  • How is 3D scanning used with 3D printing?

    3D scanning can be used to create a digital model of an existing object that can then be 3D printed, allowing for the creation of exact replicas or modifications to the original design.

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Tshimologong Precinct
41 Juta Street, Braamfontein
Johannesburg
South Africa
2001

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