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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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1 to 500 parts in 10 days

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1 to 500 parts in 5 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.

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

Martin, Lower Moor
Standard ABS, FDM

“Delivered sooner than expected. Good quality. Would use again. ”

seb, bristol
Standard resin, SLA/DLP

“Was very quick and the printing was good. ”

Ashutosh, Bath
Durable resin (PP-like), SLA/DLP

“They were very quick to respond to comments. When they made a mistake they immediately reprinted and sent the replacement asap. Great customer service.”

Jack, Bristol
Standard ABS, FDM

“Excellent service - really pleased with the result. ”

David, Romsey
Standard Nylon, SLS

“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

“Really helpful and really fast! Very good quality too! Would highly recommend!”

Stuart, Exeter
Standard TPU, FDM

“Very helpful and accommodating, great print quality, fast shipping and great value too! Perfect seller!”

David, Bridgend
Standard PETG, 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

“Brilliant , customer service and very helpful”

johnathan, Cwmbran
Standard PLA, 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

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

WARRICK, PORT TALBOT
Standard ABS, FDM

“Very quick service indeed, good communication ”

Mick, Stratford-upon-Avon
Tough resin (ABS-like), SLA/DLP

“Cannot ask for better, Communication was first class and the finished item is perfect. ”

Nicholas, Swindon
Standard resin, SLA/DLP

“Prints exactly as required, fast turnaround.”

andy, llanelli
Standard ABS, 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

“excellent service. will definitely recommended”

anthony, swindon
FDM

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

Kacper, BOURNEMOUTH
Standard Nylon, FDM

“Excellent service, really pleased with how simple this was, the quality and the speed. Have already recommended to colleagues and friends, would definitely use again. Many Thanks!”

Tom, Oxford
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

“Excellent service and great quality print ”

Matthew, Winchester
Standard PLA, FDM

“Everything was perfect, would definitely use this service again. Thanks Mark. ”

Jemma, Taunton
Standard TPU, FDM

“perfect as normal, great service. thanks ”

darren
Standard PLA, FDM

“Great quality and am amazed at how quick the parts came!”

Sean, Dorset
Durable resin (PP-like), SLA/DLP

“Excellent communication and service. Highly recommmended.”

Nick, Bewdley
Standard PLA, FDM

“Communication, product quality and service was perfect. Thanks ”

Alisdair, Andover
Standard PLA, FDM

“Great provider! Quick, responsive and did a great job! Definitely recommended!”

Roberto, Oxford
Standard PLA, FDM

“Great Print thank you! Would definitely use again if needed :)”

Tom, Bristol
Standard PLA, 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

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

Dom, Exeter
Woodfill PLA, FDM

“High quality end part. Very fast and friendly service”

Edward, bristol
Standard resin, SLA/DLP

“Excellent service and a high quality print. Many thanks.”

Kevin, Bristol
Standard ABS, FDM

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

Ben, Paignton
Standard ABS, FDM

“As always, excellent print quality and service!”

Caroline, Hereford
Standard ABS, FDM

“Great comms, great print. Highly recommend”

Matthew, BRISTOL
Standard resin, SLA/DLP

“As a second print goes, i'm really happy with it. the print came out great and I learnt more about how I should design my models and the printing process works.”

Toby, Wantage
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

“You couldn't have made the model better - nor provided a better service. Couldn't ask for more. Cheers”

Georg, Cardiff
Rubber-like resin, SLA/DLP

“Service recommended. Completed my prints timely and assisted with some model issues. Brilliant communications.”

Andrew, Whitminster
Standard PLA, 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

“Very fast printing, ordered in the Saturday's morning, collected in the evening. All good.”

Vasyl, Swansea
Standard PLA, FDM

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

Syead, Appleton
Standard PLA, FDM

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