Printing is done using the Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) technique in which layers are deposited on top of eachother to obtain a 3D-structure. A visualization of this process can be found here: FDM-printing. Customers can choose between a range of plastics and colors, depending on the purpose of the print.
Print settings and setup is chosen in consultation with the customer to ensure a finished product that meets the expectations.
Requests can start from a ready-to-print 3D-design delivered by the customer (STL/OBJ/AMF/3MF) as well as from a 2D- or 3D-sketch on paper which we convert into a printable 3D-format.
Our printers are able to deliver a very high precision to ensure correct and truthful processing from a 3D-drawing to a finished product.
Our journey into the world of 3D-design and 3D-printing started in 2018. I've always had a strong interest in everything that had something to do with the combination of ICT and a more technical side and 3D-printing combines these 2 perfectly.
The first steps were diving into the technique itself: ways of printing things, technical specifications, maintaining and troubleshooting equipment to end up with a satisfying final product. Once we got to grip with this, we were able to think about how to design our own parts and start producing them.
Soon it was clear that 3D-printing had near endless possibilities to turn simple ideas into a more complex 3D-design and come out with a reallife object. Fixing all types of stuff, customized toys but also well thought through designs which have their place in daily life belong to the possibilities that 3D-printing has to offer. The best part is that it became accessible and affordable to do outside of an industrial setting.
We choose to work with hardware from Prusa Printers due to the open-source nature of both their machines and sofware. They are backed by a large community with loads of support available in case needed. Autodesk Fusion 360 is our go-to software for our designing needs and this combination of design and manufacturing provides us with a strong basis to support our daily production and requests.