3D Printing Service

Do you feel the need to make use of 3D printing, but you don’t have a 3D printer yourself? The purchase of a 3D printer is relatively high if you plan to use it only a few times. That’s why our 3D Printing Service is very suitable for you! The only thing we ask of you is a 3D design of the desired product, so that we can convert it into a high-quality 3D print. Do you not have the skills to make a 3D drawing yourself? Please visit the page of our 3D Design Service. Whether you want to have a part or an entire product printed, everything is possible with our 3D Printing Service. The only restriction we have is the size of our printers. Below you will find all the information you need to choose the desired printing method, color and material. Thereafter you can request a quote at the bottom of the page so that we can review your 3D design and make a price offer.

Printing methods

FDM (Fused Deposition Modeling)
FDM is a 3D printing technique in which thermoplastic material is melted and then extruded in a pattern on top of previous extrusions. The desired shape is applied layer by layer by moving the extruder and/or the platform in a targeted manner. Because the liquid material solidifies after applying each layer, the desired shape can be built up. In this way, a three-dimensional object is created layer by layer. This technique is mainly used to quickly produce strong products that are very close to injection molded products.

DLP (Digital Light Processing)
DLP is a 3D printing technique in which a complete layer of the product is projected with light onto vat with liquid material (resin). The resin is cured into a solid forming the first layer and moves up one layer in height to create space for the next layer. The next layer is then exposed and cured, so that the product is built up layer by layer. This process uses very thin pillars that support the overhanging parts of the model. These pillars are easily removed after finishing printing. The advantage of this technique, compared to FDM, is that you can print in a higher resolution. This ensures high shape and size accuracy and excellent surface quality, making this technique very appropriate for small and fine detailed parts.

Dimensions

The only restriction we have for your 3D design is the size of the model. This should not exceed the dimensions of our printers. Note: This is about the size of one part. If your design consists of several parts, it is possible that these are printed with the maximum dimensions and then attached/glued together. Different printers are used for the two printing methods described above. This also includes different sizes.

Our FDM printers can print models with the following maximum dimensions:
Width: 300 mm
Length: 300 mm
Height: 300 mm

Our DLP printers can print models with the following maximum dimensions:
Widt: 120 mm
Length: 68 mm
Height: 155 mm

Materials

You can choose from different materials with which you can have your 3D design printed. Below you can find the materials we use, including the main features.

  • PLA: This is the most common and popular material at the moment. With PLA it is possible to print very detailed objects. It is a biodegradable material that is mainly used for products that have to look good, but that are not exposed to high temperatures or powers.
  • ABS: This is a kind of plastic that is often used for injection molding (for example for the well-known LEGO bricks). ABS is characterized by its high melting point, strength and impact resistance. It is the second most used filament for 3D printing after PLA, for its good mechanical characteristics.
  • PETG: This is a combination of the characteristics of PLA and ABS. It is very user-friendly and strong. The difference is that it is more flexible and therefore slightly softer, causing scratches more quickly. In addition, it is a durable type of plastic that is highly resistant to chemicals.
  • ASA: This kind of plastic is very strong and rigid and also has a high mechanical resistance. This ensures that there is a high UV and chemical resistance, which makes this material ideal for outdoor use. In addition, ASA hardly ages and shrinks and no yellowish color develops when the material is exposed to the sun.
  • TPU: This is a material with a high elasticity, which makes it perfect for products that need to be flexible. An additional advantage is that TPU is highly resistant to chemicals and has good UV resistance. We currently have 60 ShD and 42 ShD filaments.
  • Nylon: DThis is a very stable plastic with a high surface quality. It is mainly used for end products that need to be very strong. This material can withstand high temperatures and has a low coefficient of friction.

Kleuren

For the common material types (PLA and ABS) it is possible to choose the colors below for your 3D design. If necessary, you can even choose to order filament in RAL/HKS color. However, there are additional costs for this. If you are curious about the possibilities for this or want to know which colors can be used for the other materials, please contact us.

Costs

For FDM, the start-up costs for printing a 3D design are € 12.50 per assignment. In addition, we have hourly rates that depend on the type of material chosen:

  • € 3.00 per hour of printing time for PLA, PETG and ABS
  • € 4.00 per hour of printing time for ASA and TPU
  • € 6.00 per hour of printing time for Nylon
  • Other materials are on request

For DLP, the start-up costs for printing a 3D design are € 12.50 per part. In addition, the costs for 3D printing in DLP are calculated per volume, whereby we use a price of € 3.00 per cc in print volume.

The prices mentioned are exclusive of VAT. We apply special discount rates on orders with a printing time above 24 hours. You can get an exact quote when you have submitted the file to be printed by us.

File types

In order to print your 3D design, we accept different types of files:

  • .STL files
  • .STEP files
  • .OBJ files

If you have one of these file types you can share it with us and we can start printing your design after a quick check.

No design yet?

To have a 3D print made, you need a design. Do you not have the skills to make a 3D drawing yourself? We are happy to help turning your ideas into a printable 3D file. Look here for the possibilities of our 3D Design Service.

Request a quote for your 3D design

The form below gives you the opportunity to submit your personal data, your 3D design and your wishes. We will then process your request and communicate the price offer and expected delivery time as soon as possible.