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3D printing processes

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Introduction to SLS 3D Printing
Selective Laser Sintering (SLS)
6 day lead time
SLS is used for both prototyping and small-batch production of functional plastic parts with good mechanical properties.
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MultiJet Fusion (MJF)
6 day lead time
HP's Multi Jet Fusion (MJF) can be used for both prototyping and small-batch-production of functional plastic parts.
Metal 3DP 101 - Part 2 - DMLS-SLM
Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS)
10 day lead time
DMLS produces high performance, end-use metal 3D printed parts for industrial applications in the aerospace, automotive and medical industries.
Introduction to FDM 3D printing
Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM)
4 day lead time
FDM is the most widely available 3D printing process, mainly used for low-cost prototyping and design verification with very fast turn around times.
SLA is capable of producing smooth surfaces that represent injection molded parts. This part was printed with High Detail Resin.
Stereolithography (SLA)
4 day lead time
SLA is most suitable for visual applications where an injection mold-like, smooth surface finish, and a high level of feature detail are required.
3DP 101 - Material Jetting part - square
Polyjet
9 day lead time
Polyjet produces parts of the highest dimensional accuracy with very smooth surface finish, used for visual prototypes.

3D printing materials

Below is a list of our standard 3D printing materials. To instantly compare material prices, upload your parts to our online platform.

3DP 101 - MJF nylon part
Nylon
3 grades available
High strength and impact resistance. Used for functional prototypes.
3DP 101 - PETG part - square
PETG
3 colors available
Good for mechanical parts with high impact resistance and flexibility. Sterilizable.
A functional prototype of a ducting system, printed in PEI (Ultem) with FMD
PEI ULTEM 9085
6 infill options
Engineering plastic, high performance applications, flame retardant.
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Resin
7 resins available
High detail and smooth surface, injection mold-like prototyping.
3DP 101 - Stainless steel part - square
Stainless Steel
1 grade available
High strength and stiffness, good detail.
FDM is an excellent solution for low cost, rapid prototyping of enclosures and housings. This part was printed with ABS.
ABS
6 colors available
Commodity plastic, improved mechanical and thermal properties compared to PLA.
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PLA
8 colors available
High stiffness, good detail, affordable. Good for low-cost & fast prototyping.
3DP 101 - ASA part - square
ASA
3 colors available
Good UV stability and high chemical resistance, preferred material for outdoor applications.
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TPU
Shore hardness 60A-95A
Rubber-like material, suitable for tubes, grips, seals and gaskets.
3DP 101 - Aluminum part - square
Aluminum
1 grade available
Aluminum is a metal with good strength-to-weight ratio, high thermal and electrical conductivity, low density and natural weather resistance.

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1000+ parts parts in 2 - 8 weeks

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Sheet metal

1 to 500 parts in 10 days

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Our 3D Printing service has been rated 4.9/5

Over 848 customers in Cardiff satisfied with our local 3D printing service.

“Thank you, wonderful parts delivered very speedily and in time for an important meeting. ”

Chris, Oxford
Standard resin, SLA/DLP

“Communication was great and the quality of the print is very nice.”

Matthew, Wells
Standard PLA, FDM

“Excellent, friendly service. High quality end product delivered very quickly and exactly as expected. Thanks very much.”

Jude, Gloucester
Standard resin, SLA/DLP

“Brilliant service, kept me up to date with the progress as well.”

Sam, Oxford
Standard PLA, FDM

“Incredibly fast delivery and amazing service for my first ever 3D printing order”

Martin, Lower Moor
Standard ABS, FDM

“Prompt service, good comms and good quality print - thanks! ”

Philip, Llanelli
Standard ABS, FDM

“Excellent service. Quick and easy. Love the results too. Good job.”

Jason, BLANDFORD FORUM
Standard ABS, FDM

“first time i have ever used a service like this and it was very impressive”

gordon, Ringwood
Standard PLA, FDM

“Wow, they really have their settings dialled in for these materials. Very happy with the prints. Very fast turn around and delivery. Recommended! ”

David, Poole
Standard ABS, FDM

“very quick service and very good print quality. Highly recommended!”

Damien, Poole
Standard PLA, FDM

“Utterly solid parts, very cleanly printed with minimal cleanup required, fast service and commendable communication throughout the process. Would both recommend to a friend and order again!”

Greg, Gloucester
Standard ABS, FDM

“Excellent service. The prints were turned around quickly, and we were very happy with the results. Thanks.”

Dylan, Cardiff
Standard PLA, FDM

“The service you provided was excellent: helpful, high quality and fast. I much appreciate your helpful feedback and patience with me as a first-time 3d printer.”

Geoffrey, Kingswear
Standard ABS, FDM

“All questions were clear and precise and the service provider even added his thoughts for the project as I’m not familiar with many printing filaments. Doubt that you couldn’t get a better service anywhere else. ”

Symon, Totton
Standard ASA, FDM

“Prints were quickly delivered and just what I needed! Thank you Roy”

camille, Bourton-on-the-Water
Standard resin, SLA/DLP

“Top provider! Would happily use again and again! Top quality print & service!”

Josh, Bristol
Standard PLA, FDM

“Thank you for a great service . No complaints at all 11/11”

WARRICK, PORT TALBOT
Standard ABS, FDM

“Really good and fast service. I will be coming back again for more prints. Thank you!”

Vytautas, Bournemouth
Standard PLA, FDM

“Prompt responses and excellent service, thank you very much!”

Andrea, Trowbridge
Standard PETG, FDM

“Very good service. Really happy with the print”

Rich, exeter
Standard resin, SLA/DLP

“Very good quality, fast turn around, competitive price”

Wolfgang, Bournemouth
Standard PLA, FDM

“Quite a simple part. But all good and very helpful communication before printing...”

Jonathan, Oxford
Standard resin, SLA/DLP

“excellent service. will definitely recommended”

anthony, swindon
FDM

“Fantastic feedback and print quality. Would totally recommend.”

Paul, Newbury
Standard TPU, FDM

“Very quick and professional service and the print turned out great!”

Kacper, BOURNEMOUTH
Standard Nylon, FDM

“Very helpful, printed a new part for me when the settings I chose didn't suit the part I was trying to have printed. Overall excellent and will be ordering again. Cheers ”

Laurence, Charlton
Standard ABS, FDM

“Would use these services again in a heartbeat.”

simon, Wotton-u-edge
Tough resin (ABS-like), SLA/DLP

“Excelent comunication, great quality, great value. Very fast”

Aidas, Halesowen
Standard PETG, FDM

“Fantastic job on a hard to print part - thank you Matthew.”

Ian, Bow
Standard PETG, FDM

“Excellent service... Fast, friendly and informative.... Print quality excellent for FDM.... Some clean up will be required, but only what expected... Far better quality than I have managed myself...”

phil, Bournemouth
Standard PLA, FDM

“perfect as normal, great service. thanks ”

darren
Standard PLA, FDM

“Excellent communication and service. Highly recommmended.”

Nick, Bewdley
Standard PLA, FDM

“My first time ordering anything 3D printed and everything went as smoothly as I could possibly imagine!”

Alastair, Exeter
Standard PETG, FDM

“Part quickly printed. No issues and very good communication. Qaulity of print very good. All good!”

Krystian, Trowbridge
Standard ABS, FDM

“Friendly staff and great communication to ensure I had everything I needed. Speedy printing and delivery ensured that I didn't have to wait long. Would easily recommend to a friend.”

Matthew, Southampton
Standard ABS, FDM

“My first 3D print and everything went as expected so I have confidence in recommending this service again.”

Justin, Cirencester
Standard PLA, FDM

“Good service. Quick response and delivery. ”

Ben, Iwerne Minster
Transparent resin, Material Jetting

“great printer, brilliant communication, would highly recommend.”

Jack, Salisbury
Standard PLA, FDM

“Great service, great quality, great people. Give them a try just like I did. If you get confused or have any questions, they are quick to respond and help in any way they can.”

Marc, Croespenmaen
Standard resin, SLA/DLP

“It was a pleasure doing business. Fast turn around and excellent communication. Highly recommended and would do business again.”

Dom, Exeter
Woodfill PLA, FDM

“Quick delivery, parts perfect for my needs, and great communication!”

Ben, Paignton
Standard ABS, FDM

“The service was fast and quick response. I'm glad I choose this. ”

vicneesh, Bristol
Standard PLA, FDM

“All parts turned up on time and as I imagined them to be. It high lighted issues in the design I wouldn't have spotted without a good quality print”

Simon, Freefolk
Standard resin, SLA/DLP

“Great comms, great print. Highly recommend”

Matthew, BRISTOL
Standard resin, SLA/DLP

“Very good quality, excellent communication and quick turn around. Will use again”

Nicholas, Bristol
Standard PLA, FDM

“Really helpful service, quick responses and great print quality!”

Melissa, Woodgreen
Standard TPU, FDM

“Speedy turnaround, good communication and high quality of parts. Would recommend!”

Thijs, Stratford-upon-Avon
Standard ASA, FDM

“Good quality, fast delivery, and effective communication.”

Electrospray2, Southampton
Standard PLA, FDM

“Prompt replies to questions. Very helpful and informative with regard to method of printing and best material for our project. Delivered on time.”

Paul, Abingdon
Standard PLA, FDM

“Great quality print, quick turnaround and clear communication. Highly recommended.”

Syead, Appleton
Standard PLA, FDM

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Industry

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Industry

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Location

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