File Formats

.stl, .step
Only files with SINGLE parts are accepted

Printer’s Volume

For single parts we can print within the following printers volume. Any larger parts can be broken down into a 3d puzzle and assemble later.

Layer Height

Layer height is an important design parameter that impacts the printing time, cost, visual appearance and physical properties of a printed part. The thickness of each layer determines the resolution of a print. Lower layer height typically results in parts with smoother surfaces. The impact of layer height is more noticeable on curves and angles and is less prominent on straight vertical walls, due to the layer-by-layer nature of 3D printing.

All our printers runs at 0.05 mm layer height, which gives the highest resolution and quality available in the market.

Solid or Hollow Parts

Hollow parts are required to print with the SLA printers when a particular model has a large massing. This process helps to save on material usage and also makes the print more likely to succeed as it needs less resistance when is doing the peeling process between layers.

In the case of hollow or empty parts, at least 2 holes of 2.5 mm in diameter must be drawn to allow for the uncured resin to be discharged.

Support

Depending on the specific 3D Printing technology and the complexity of the 3D model, the piece might require support structure. Support structures will have an impact on surface finish as they require post-processing work to remove, resulting in blemishes or surface roughness. Orientation also plays an important role in where support will be located.

SLA printers require the use of supports in most cases. If the model has overhangs beyond 60 degrees the print will fail.

Tolerances

Minimum Thickness

SLA technologies can manage very thin walls but to in order to provide a quality product we only print walls with a minimum thickness of 0.8 mm. If the model is uploaded with thinner walls then the above mentioned will fail to upload and you may need to contact us.

Mating Connections

Parts with mating connections (male and female) need to be 0.5 mm between every wall.

Text, Logos, Embossed and Debossed Features

To get the best results we suggest to keep the elements of these features at least 0.5 mm.

Slots

A 1 mm gap between walls is required, proportional to the height of the walls.