How does it work?
- Browse the best 3D printing services and detail your location
- Choose the manufacturing process or material if you have settled on those
- Compare print services by their ratings and check customer reviews
- Place an order and keep in touch with the print service to ensure precise work
Our support team is always available for assistance as well. To learn more about 3D printing technologies, visit our manufacturing guide and for more information on materials, check out this list.
What is the cost of high-quality 3D printing services?
If you have a 3D file on hands, you can use an instant order option to check out how much it would cost to print. Simply select “Instant Order” and upload your file, once you detail material and color, the price will be calculated using vendor’s rates.
How much does it cost to 3D print a small object?
3D printing costs vary based on the total weight of materials required to manufacture a certain piece, including support structures under the overhanging areas. Thus, price depends on what technology and material you are going to use and how complex the object is. With a 3D design ready you can get an instant estimate through uploading a file to our calculator like mentioned above.
What can be 3D printed?
Additive manufacturing provides a wide range of possibilities with all the technologies and 3D printing materials it can offer. Common applications for 3D printing include prototyping, making master models and replacement parts. It is useful for low batch manufacturing and prototyping rather than making end-use products. 3D printing allows you to test out a design, make a custom part or object and custom devices.
3D printing surely has some limitations to it, which hardly depend on the technology and material used. Some general technology recommendations include:
- FDM 3D printing is good for: rough prototypes and low-detailed decorative pieces; cases that won’t undergo severe stress and high temperatures; not recommended for mechanically critical components, end-use medical parts and pieces which have direct contact with food or drinks.
- Stereolithography (SLA) 3D printing is good for: detailed miniatures; jewelry models; dental devices (with special dental type resins); not recommended for objects requiring stiffness.
- Selective laser sintering (SLS) 3D printing is good for: mechanically accurate and functional prototypes; prosthetics; medical devices; gears and fixtures; not recommended for fully enclosed parts. For objects created for outdoor use, sealing/coating is necessary.
- SLM, DMLS and ADAM 3D printing methods are used for: strong metal parts; gears and protective pieces; replacement parts; jewelry; not recommended for super-small and very detailed objects. May require post-processing for metallic shine.
- ColorJet Printing is recommended for: presentation models; full-colored figurines; decorative objects; not recommended for functional prototypes, mechanically accurate parts or objects which will face stress.
- Polyjet and MJF 3D printing technologies are the best for: demonstrational models with good surface finish; functional full-colored prototypes; educational models; interlocking objects; medical devices.