What the model is needed for?
- 3D Models Improves significantly communication between designer, client and manufacturer. It lowers designing stage expenses and checks functionality and fit prior mass production scale. It helps to avoid mistakes and any room for failure.
What accuracy can be expected in 3D printing?
- Accuracy: (XY) +/- 0.004” (0.1 mm), (Z) +0.0066” (0.168 mm)
What is requirement for minimal wall thickness in computer model in the order to have a good physical model?
- Minimum sloping vertical wall thickness is 0.0393"(1mm)-minimal wall thickness required by model designer to achieve best model quality at vertical sloping shapes (for instance- parabolic shapes). Flat tolerances are min. 0.006”(for instance-hinge thickness)
What is a file format accepted for 3D print?
- Recommended is STL; however we accept IGS, VRML, SLDW-for other contact us. We will work to help you to get right one for the best results.
How about if the object is too big for the one print?
- Large models can be formed from joining two pieces (blocks) together – you can then join (glue) the component parts together. Other solution is to change scale of the model. If some problems or questions will appear, we will contact you prior for your approval. Make sure you provided good contact information.
What color will be my part?
- Standard is white/cream unless specified other on while pacing order.
Can I return parts?
- Since the fact all prototypes are a custom products we do not accept returns unless there is a difference between your 3d model and 3d printed part, also you have to consider your design that will have applied printing tolerances found about in FAQ section. Combined model from two or more parts due printing size limits of model is not a subject for returns. In situation where part is combined from other subparts we do assembly them as default service, if you wish to do it yourself you have to notify us before. We let you know if your part requires one print or more.
Model verification-does my scale is right?
- Very often happens that we receive model in different scale that you want to print. Please make sure you give us some references such as size (width, depth, height) or give exact dimensions of particular detail- it will shorten time of producing right model and will prevent you from extra expenses.
What is STL?
- The standard file format for all rapid prototyping processes. The extension stands for Stereo-Lithography but the format applies to all major rapid prototyping technologies.
How much does 3D scanning cost?
- The prices for 3D scanning vary greatly and are depending on the object’s characteristics such as: texture, color, and size. Please contact us for a quote by using our quoting form or by email.
What is 3D scanning?
- 3D scanning is the accurate process of using a 3D scanner to convert physical objects into digital 3D model. These scanners thanks to its laser capture xyz coordinates of millions of points all over an object to recreate it digitally. Additionally it can copy object’s not only color, but also accurate dimensions and texture.
Will 3D laser scanning damage my part in any way?
- The lasers used in 3D laser scanning will not damage parts. The all process is made in a safe environment.
Does the material of my part make a difference for scanning purposes?
- 3D scanners can have trouble with black, translucent and reflective objects. However in that situation these objects are sprayed with removable talc powder.
Are there size restrictions for scanning small or large parts?
- Small objects are to be scanned in High Definition mode with maximum level of details. There is no upper limit to the size of large object that we can scan. However, if objects get very large in size, the length, time of processing, and cost of the project increases.
What file types does 3D scanning output?
- Typically, we deliver files as IGES or Solid Works format, and other as required by client.