3D Printing and Industrial Design Services
FDM 3D Printing
FDM (Fused Deposition Modeling) 3D printing creates objects by extruding thin layers of filament. Advantages of FDM 3D printing include lower cost, volume production, fast turn-around, and sustainability. PLA (Polylactic Acid), the most commonly used material for PLA, is a plant based “bio-plastic” material. Please see our environmental statement for our policies and beliefs around more sustainable additive manufacturing practices. Additional materials available for FDM 3D printing include TPU, Nylon, PET, PEEK, and Carbon fiber.
SLS 3D Printing
SLS (Selective Laser Sintering) is a method of 3D printing that uses a laser to sinter together thin layers of powder. This process is ideal for creating objects with complex forms or drastic overhangs. There are no supports required for SLS printing, as the powder provides support during the process. Materials include SLS Nylon, (rigid and durable) and SLS TPU (rubberlike/flexible). SLS 3D Printing can be used to create a wide variety of functional products and parts.
SLA 3D Printing
SLA (Stereolithography) 3D printing involves creating objects using a laser to cure together thin layers of resin. This process is ideal for creating smooth, high resolution objects that can be finished and displayed. (Resin is not as tough as materials such as nylon so should not be used for creating parts that will be require high levels of durability.) SLA prints can be created in a variety of colors and resin including; white, black, gray, clear, cast-able, flexible, tough, and dental resin. Prints can be sanded, painted or clear-coated for a beautiful finish.