3D Printing and Industrial Design Services
FDM 3D Printing
FDM Fused Deposition Modeling is a process of creating 3D prints by extruding layers of filament. Advantages include affordability, volume production, fast turn-around, and zero emissions. PLA (Polylactic Acid), the most commonly used material for FDM Printing, is a plant-based “bio-plastic” material. Please see our environmental statement for more information. Additional materials include TPU, Nylon, PET, PEEK, and Carbon fiber.
SLS 3D Printing
SLS Selective Laser Sintering is a process of creating 3D prints by laser sintering layers of powder. This method is ideal for complex forms or models with drastic overhangs. There are no supports required for SLS printing, (the material acts as its own support). Usable materials include SLS Nylon, (rigid and durable) and SLS TPU (rubberlike/flexible). SLS Printing can be used to create a wide variety of functional products and parts.
SLA 3D Printing
SLA Stereolithography involves creating 3D Prints by curing together layers of resin. This process is ideal for creating smooth, high-resolution forms that can be finished and displayed. (Resin is not as tough as materials such as nylon and should not be used for parts requiring 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.