?What is 3D printing
What is 3D Printing?
It is a process for making a physical object from a three-dimensional digital model, typically by laying down many successive thin layers of a material.
If you use 3D printing for prototypes you will simply be able to go to market faster.


1. The Idea

2. The Design

Every product starts with an idea. Sometimes it's as simple as a scribble on a napkin at the coffee shop. Sometimes it's drawn on a white board at a meeting. Whether it's formally drawn out, or written down on a sticky note, this is the stage from which every product starts.
After the idea is drawn out, it is created in a 3D modeling program. This makes it easier for people to understand, and also looks just plain cool when you're done. Depending on what the idea is, this step can be very simple, or very advanced. ​

3. The Printing

4. The Tinkering

Next is the fun part. Now you get to see your idea being molded into existence. The printer takes the 3D model you made and builds it layer by layer, eventually resulting in a physical version of that idea you drew out in the very first step. The 3D printer is usually very hot during this process, so don't touch the nozzle.
Now that you've printed the idea, you can look at it and figure out what you need to change. For example, maybe a part isn't big enough, and can't fit in the right place. Maybe a rod is too small, and broke quickly after you played with it a bit. This step is essential for a good consumer ready product. ​

That's it!

That's all there is to it! Now that you learned about what 3D printing is, what are you waiting for? Order a 3D print today! You can send us your STL or OBJ file and we'll give you a quote of how much it will cost. Pretty easy, right?