3D printing

We are specialists in additive manufacturing design.

We offer a 3D printing service integrated with our process, which will save you time and money. Standard prices are available online. For specific requests, don’t hesitate to contact us.

We can offer you a volume discount if you are interested in small series productions. If the parts and their implementation are properly designed, the post-treatments are minimized and the unit price can become interesting for small and medium series.

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Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM)

Ultimaker – S5

Economic

Precision

Aesthetic

Resistance

Complex geometry

Choice of materials

Print volume

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Stereolithography (SLA)

Formlabs – Form 2

Economic

Precision

Aesthetic

Resistance

Complex geometry

Choice of materials

Print volume

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Multi Jet Fusion (MJF)

HP – 5210

Economic

Precision

Aesthetic

Resistance

Complex geometry

Choice of materials

Print volume

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Frequently asked questions

We have collected the most common questions

Each process has its advantages and disadvantages. Refer to the Procedures section to guide your choice.

It depends on what you want to do with the printed part. Consult the Materials section to guide your choice.

  • Quickly, if you want a print :
    • Inexpensive and quick -> FDM – PLA or SLA – Draft
    • Aesthetic -> SLA – Standard
    • Rigid -> FDM – PA CF or SLA – Rigid 10k
    • High temperature -> FDM – PA CF, SLA – High Temp or Rigid 10k
    • To test clips -> SLA – Tough 1500
    • To simulate plastic injection -> SLA – Tough 1500, Tough 2000 or Durable
    • Abrasion resistant -> FDM – PA CF or Nylon
    • For outdoor application -> FDM – ASA
    • For a transparent part -> SLA – Standard (clear)
    • For general mechanical applications -> FDM – ABS, SLA – Tough 2000, MJF – PA12
    • High performance -> SLS – PA11, FDM – PC, PA6/66 or PA-CF
    • From production -> MJF – PA12
  • In case of doubt, we recommend the MJF – PA12 which is a general-purpose equipment with an excellent quality/price ratio.

Micron is the common name for micrometer [µm].
⦁ 1 µm = 0.001 mm
⦁ 250 µm = 0.25 mm ≈ 0.010 in.

Displayed in microns in the computer (eg 200 microns), it is the distance between each layer of material printed successively (dZ). By convention, the normal (perpendicular) axis to the layers is the z axis.
⦁ SLS: 75 – 175 microns
⦁ FDM: 60 – 400 microns
⦁ SLA: 25 – 300 microns

This is the print path width within a layer (dX). This parameter has an impact on the minimum wall thicknesses and the level of detail achievable. By convention, print paths are considered in the XY plane.
⦁ FDM: 0.25 mm / 0.4 mm / 0.8 mm
⦁ MJF/SLS: 0.20 mm
⦁ SLA: 0.14 mm

An STL or OBJ file with poor accuracy will tend to show facets on curved surfaces. An STL or OBJ file with a high resolution gives a better surface finish and can be exported from most CAD software.

FDM is a process where the hollowing of the parts is done automatically. The “infill” parameter in the calculator is the percentage of material retained in the core of the part (an outer shell is always retained). Ex: an infill of 20% removes 80% of the material in the core. However, since the outer surfaces are always retained with a standard wall thickness, some thin parts cannot or will be infill.

A part with 50% infill compared to 25% is generally 25% stronger. However, a part with 75% infill compared to 50% increases the strength of the part by only about 10%.

Parts made of SLS and SLA cannot be automatically hollowed. Therefore, hollowing must be planned in 3D and must take into account the material flow. Contact us to learn how to hollow out your SLS and SLA parts.

  • Yes, in our new calculator the unit price reduces with the quantity ordered.
  • For example, for a typical part as below in FDM – PLA in standard resolution, the price for :
    • 1 piece -> $14.56
    • 10 pieces -> $8,79
    • 100 pieces -> $7,87

  • We offer an industrial design and drafting service to create your 3d to print starting at $43/hr. The time to create a 3d can take between 5min and 10h depending on the complexity of the part.
  • There are free or paid 3d banks online.
  • FDM : ± 0,005 mm/mm, minimum value of ± 0,5mm
  • SLS/MJF : ± 0,003 mm/mm, minimum value of ± 0,3mm
  • SLA : ± 0,002 mm/mm, minimum value of ± 0,2mm

Frequently asked questions

We have collected the most common questions

Each process has its advantages and disadvantages. Refer to the Procedures section to guide your choice.

It depends on what you want to do with the printed part. Consult the Materials section to guide your choice.

  • Quickly, if you want a print :
    • Inexpensive and quick -> FDM – PLA or SLA – Draft
    • Aesthetic -> SLA – Standard
    • Rigid -> FDM – PA CF or SLA – Rigid 10k
    • High temperature -> FDM – PA CF, SLA – High Temp or Rigid 10k
    • To test clips -> SLA – Tough 1500
    • To simulate plastic injection -> SLA – Tough 1500, Tough 2000 or Durable
    • Abrasion resistant -> FDM – PA CF or Nylon
    • For outdoor application -> FDM – ASA
    • For a transparent part -> SLA – Standard (clear)
    • For general mechanical applications -> FDM – ABS, SLA – Tough 2000, MJF – PA12
    • High performance -> SLS – PA11, FDM – PC, PA6/66 or PA-CF
    • From production -> MJF – PA12
  • In case of doubt, we recommend the MJF – PA12 which is a general-purpose equipment with an excellent quality/price ratio.

Micron is the common name for micrometer [µm].
⦁ 1 µm = 0.001 mm
⦁ 250 µm = 0.25 mm ≈ 0.010 in.

Displayed in microns in the computer (eg 200 microns), it is the distance between each layer of material printed successively (dZ). By convention, the normal (perpendicular) axis to the layers is the z axis.
⦁ SLS: 75 – 175 microns
⦁ FDM: 60 – 400 microns
⦁ SLA: 25 – 300 microns

This is the print path width within a layer (dX). This parameter has an impact on the minimum wall thicknesses and the level of detail achievable. By convention, print paths are considered in the XY plane.
⦁ FDM: 0.25 mm / 0.4 mm / 0.8 mm
⦁ MJF/SLS: 0.20 mm
⦁ SLA: 0.14 mm

An STL or OBJ file with poor accuracy will tend to show facets on curved surfaces. An STL or OBJ file with a high resolution gives a better surface finish and can be exported from most CAD software.

FDM is a process where the hollowing of the parts is done automatically. The “infill” parameter in the calculator is the percentage of material retained in the core of the part (an outer shell is always retained). Ex: an infill of 20% removes 80% of the material in the core. However, since the outer surfaces are always retained with a standard wall thickness, some thin parts cannot or will be infill.

A part with 50% infill compared to 25% is generally 25% stronger. However, a part with 75% infill compared to 50% increases the strength of the part by only about 10%.

Parts made of SLS and SLA cannot be automatically hollowed. Therefore, hollowing must be planned in 3D and must take into account the material flow. Contact us to learn how to hollow out your SLS and SLA parts.

  • Yes, in our new calculator the unit price reduces with the quantity ordered.
  • For example, for a typical part as below in FDM – PLA in standard resolution, the price for :
    • 1 piece -> $14.56
    • 10 pieces -> $8,79
    • 100 pieces -> $7,87

  • We offer an industrial design and drafting service to create your 3d to print starting at $43/hr. The time to create a 3d can take between 5min and 10h depending on the complexity of the part.
  • There are free or paid 3d banks online.
  • FDM : ± 0,005 mm/mm, minimum value of ± 0,5mm
  • SLS/MJF : ± 0,003 mm/mm, minimum value of ± 0,3mm
  • SLA : ± 0,002 mm/mm, minimum value of ± 0,2mm

Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM)

This process deposits layers of extruded thermoplastic. Post-processing involves removing the support material.

  • Materials : Discover the materials available here.
  • Advantages :
    • Economical, proven effective and simple.
    • Wide choice of materials.
    • Possibility to hollow out parts automatically.
    • Possibility to design parts without any required finishing.
    • Ability to make bi-color prints
  • Disadvantages :
    • Not very accurate and requires thick walls.
    • Striated surface finish.
    • Non-uniform mechanical properties depending on the direction.
    • Commonly requires supports.
    • Complex geometries are expensive and difficult to achieve.
  • Applications :
    • Prototyping or small series production.
    • Low price functional validation
    • Large tools and parts.
    • Extruded profile prototype

Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM)

This process deposits layers of extruded thermoplastic. Post-processing involves removing the support material.

  • Materials : Discover the materials available here.
  • Advantages :
    • Economical, proven effective and simple.
    • Wide choice of materials.
    • Possibility to hollow out parts automatically.
    • Possibility to design parts without any required finishing.
    • Ability to make bi-color prints
  • Disadvantages :
    • Not very accurate and requires thick walls.
    • Striated surface finish.
    • Non-uniform mechanical properties depending on the direction.
    • Commonly requires supports.
    • Complex geometries are expensive and difficult to achieve.
  • Applications :
    • Prototyping or small series production.
    • Low price functional validation
    • Large tools and parts.
    • Extruded profile prototype

Stereolithography (SLA)

This process polymerizes a resin photopolymer using a laser. The post-treatment consists of cleaning the parts with alcohol, removing the support material and then cleaning the parts with UV.

  • Materials : Discover the materials available here.
  • Advantages :
    • Very precise and impeccable surface finish.
    • High level of detail.
    • Fast printing and installation.
    • Possibility to design parts without any required finishing.
  • Disadvantages :
    • Costly materials.
    • Most materials are brittle.
    • Commonly requires supports.
    • Can not produce media in different hardware.
  • Applications :
    • Scale model, aesthetic validation.
    • Functional validation requiring a good surface finish.
    • Tooling, pattern and molding.

Stereolithography (SLA)

This process polymerizes a resin photopolymer using a laser. The post-treatment consists of cleaning the parts with alcohol, removing the support material and then cleaning the parts with UV.

  • Materials : Discover the materials available here.
  • Advantages :
    • Very precise and impeccable surface finish.
    • High level of detail.
    • Fast printing and installation.
    • Possibility to design parts without any required finishing.
  • Disadvantages :
    • Costly materials.
    • Most materials are brittle.
    • Commonly requires supports.
    • Can not produce media in different hardware.
  • Applications :
    • Scale model, aesthetic validation.
    • Functional validation requiring a good surface finish.
    • Tooling, pattern and molding.

MultiJet Fusion (MJF)

This process fuses layers of thermoplastic powder using a laser. The post-treatment consists of cleaning the parts by sandblast. This process is similar to selective laser sintering (SLS), but includes the addition of chemical agents to dramatically accelerate the production rate of the parts.

  • Materials : Discover the materials available here.
  • Advantages :
    • Very precise and impeccable surface finish.
    • High level of detail.
    • Fast printing and installation.
    • Possibility to design parts without any required finishing.
  • Disadvantages :
    • Costly materials.
    • Most materials are brittle.
    • Commonly requires supports.
    • Can not produce media in different hardware.
  • Applications :
    • Scale model, aesthetic validation.
    • Functional validation requiring a good surface finish.
    • Tooling, pattern and molding.

MultiJet Fusion (MJF)

This process fuses layers of thermoplastic powder using a laser. The post-treatment consists of cleaning the parts by sandblast. This process is similar to selective laser sintering (SLS), but includes the addition of chemical agents to dramatically accelerate the production rate of the parts.

  • Materials : Discover the materials available here.
  • Advantages :
    • Very precise and impeccable surface finish.
    • High level of detail.
    • Fast printing and installation.
    • Possibility to design parts without any required finishing.
  • Disadvantages :
    • Costly materials.
    • Most materials are brittle.
    • Commonly requires supports.
    • Can not produce media in different hardware.
  • Applications :
    • Scale model, aesthetic validation.
    • Functional validation requiring a good surface finish.
    • Tooling, pattern and molding.

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