3D Printing  

Quick. Efficient. Affordable.

We use 3D printing as our primary method of manufacturing. Also known as "Additive Manufacturing", 3D Printing allows us to create a wide range of objects to suit our customers needs.

The same machine we use to create a door handle may be used to create a sculpture, or medical prototype, or replacement boat part. This flexibility allows us to complete projects at price points and with speeds that just a few years ago would have been the stuff of science fiction.

If you have specific questions about how we use 3D Printing, please don't hesitate to click the button below, we'd love to hear from you!

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Uses

What can you use 3D Printing for? The answer is a very long list of things, so here we've highlighted a few of the common uses our customers utilize us for. If you're not sure whether our services can be used for your project, just ask! 

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Prototypes

We love working with entrepreneurs and dreamers who have an idea for a product or object. We've worked on everything from cell-phone cases to EMP field generators. It doesn't matter if you're a trained engineer or newbie, we are here to get it made right.

 

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Replacement Parts

Wouldn't it be great if we could fix everything that was broken? With the versatility of 3D printing and computer aided design we are able to replicate broken parts that are no longer available for purchase. From toilet parts to automotive rarities, our design and production teams can get you what you need.

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Art

Our customers are the creative sort. We've had them 3D scan their heads and alter them, prints of digital portraiture they had created, and plastic versions of sculptures created in different mediums. If you have an idea of the end result you're looking for, our team can walk you through the possibilities.

 

How it Works

Making something complex simple.

 
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CAD and Conversation

The first step in our manufacturing process if the gathering and generation of CAD (Computer Aided Design) files. If you don't have them, let us know and our design team will walk you through the process of getting them. Let us know what the end goal of your project is, and we will make material and method recommendations. After discussing your project we ensure your files printability and send you a price.

 Ideal file formats include: .STL .STP .OBJ . VRML 


Quoting

After we look at your files, we will send you a project price. You know up front what this portion of your project will cost without any surprises. We base our pricing on a combination of factors, including machine time, volume, material, and post-processing requirements. We will work with you to hit your budget goals, and as always, if you have a question just ask. 

Purchase Orders available for corporate customers
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Printing

After payment has been received our machines get to work. Lasers shine, plastic melts, and layer by layer they create your object out of the material of your choice.

Methods of printing we use: FDM and SLA

Post-Processing

After printing has completed we remove support material, touch up any small imperfections, and check for quality and accuracy. Some parts go through coating and painting if requested, and any needed decals are applied. We ensure your project looks and functions great.

Coating, Painting, and Decals available 
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Shipping and Pickup

We offer global shipping and local pickup. Our manufacturing center is located on the outskirts of the Motor City in Ann Arbor, Michigan. If you're local to us we can arrange pickup or free delivery.

Further out? Not a problem. We work with all shipping providers to make sure you get your parts on time and intact.

What do I need to get started?


I already have my CAD files ready

If you already have your CAD files ready send them along.

Ideal formats include .STL, .OBJ, or .STP. If you only have another file format available let us know and we'll work with you to convert them accurately.


I need CAD files created

Not a problem! Our design team has all the capabilities to get you the files you need. Just click through to talk with them about your project.


I'm not sure what CAD Files are

CAD, or Computer Aided Design, is a broad term for the software and utilities used to generate computer models of objects. This software is able export files that our printers use to plan their production of objects in the physical world.

Send us a message, we'd be more than happy to get you started in the right direction.