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We pride ourselves on the quality of our carefully selected materials and beautifully engineered parts. We have worked hard to select the finest materials and employ the best industry practises.
IS YOUR MODEL READY FOR 3D PRINTING?
A good print starts its life as a stunning design. Additive manufacturing has the potential to revolutionise the way we make pretty much everything. To harness the advantages of this technology we’ve put together a set of guidelines to get the best results out of your models. Here you’ll find the most important factors to consider when designing for FDM printing.
Vertical features are often overlooked but they play a very important part in whether or not your print will be successful and how strong the final result will be. We always recommend designing walls with a thickness of at least 1 mm.
This is another feature present in almost every model especially jigs, fixtures and mechanical parts.
We recommend designing holes 2% to 4% larger than the desired diameter.
When dimensional accuracy is paramount we suggest using design smaller diameter holes and drill to the correct dimension once printed.
Pins and columns are often used in electronic and end product casings. For best results avoid designing pins with a diameter smaller than 3 mm.
TIP: Adding a chamfer or fillet at the base of your pins will result in much stronger parts