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Q: What is 3D printing?
A: 3D printing is a manufacturing technology that lets you create solid three-dimensional objects from digital models. 3D prints are created by adding layers of material on top of each other – a process otherwise known as “additive manufacturing.”
You can think of a 3D printer as a micro-factory that can help you produce a variety of products in a fast and environmentally-friendly way. Keep an eye on our blog for product samples and 3D printing ideas!
Q: How long does a 3D print take?
A:It depends on the size and complexity of the print, and also on your chosen layer height. A finer, higher resolution print will take much longer, but will look very much smoother.
Q: Where can I download printable models?
A: There are many resources for 3d printable files for more information and links to sites that include free files to actual pay for file sites, see the list of webpages here at Free Stl files/Models.
Q: How much does it cost?
A:You can find up to the minute pricing on our Free no obligation estimate page.
Q: What file formats can I use to upload my 3D files ?
A:The site can handle a large number of formats. The table below summarize the features that are supported for each format.
|3DS (3D Studio)||Yes||Yes||Yes2|
|ASE (3D Studio)||Yes||No||No|
|IGES / IGS||Yes||No||No|
|KMZ (Google Earth)||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|STEP (ISO 10303)||Yes||No||No|
1Feature is supported if the associated MTL file is provided. Put the OBJ file, MTL file and textures in a single ZIP file.
2Feature is supported if the associated texture files are provided. Put the model file and texture files in a single ZIP file.
3An archive containing any supported 3D file, textures and possibly colours (ensures colours and textures are correctly uploaded to the site)
4Up to Release 12 version of the format.