127 × 127 × 76.2 mm
Your model should be within the minimum and maximum bounding box sizes. The maximum bounding box represents the largest model that our printers can produce. The minimum bounding box size is the smallest dimension in which we can print in this material.
Min Supported Wall Thickness
Min Unsupported Wall Thickness
A supported wall is connected on at least two sides. Walls in your model must meet the minimum measurements to ensure it survives the printing and cleaning process. Thin walls are prone to warping during printing and are fragile to clean. Objects that meet the minimum requirements may still be rejected based on the geometry in which case our production team will communicate with you if the design needs improvements and can assist you to strengthen your model.
Min Supported Wires
Min Unsupported Wires
A geometry is considered a wire when it is thinner in both unconnected directions than its length. Wires that are under our suggested minimums are prone to breaking in the cleaning process.
Min embossed detail
1 mm high & wide
Min engraved detail
1 mm deep & wide
We recommend these minimum measurements for details like embossing or engraving, based on printer resolution.
Single Escape Hole Diameter
Multiple Escape Hole Diameter
Pressurized air is used to blast excess powder from models that are hollow, or contain hollow cavities. In order for us to safely do this, escape holes need to be larger than 5.0 mm in diameter. For models larger than 50.00 mm³ we require two or more escape holes at least 2.54 mm in diameter.
A single escape hole at the end of a cavity will not allow material in the corners near the escape hole to fully escape. So we recommend multiple escape holes at both ends of the cavity.
Clearance is the space between two parts, e.g. space between gears or a ball and socket joint.
INTERLOCKING AND ENCLOSED PARTS
Stainless Steel is printed by depositing a liquid binder onto a bed of steel powder one layer at a time. The product is then removed from the printer and sintered in a furnace. While the product is being transferred from the printer to the furnace, it exists in a delicate "green state" which does not support interlocking parts.
Up to 250.
Some details are lost during polishing
Polishing gives this material a beautiful finish, but can have an impact on fine details. During the polishing step, fine or sharp-edged details may be polished down or even broken off. Keep this in mind when you're designing fine details.
Internal cavities can not be polished
We can only polish well-reachable surfaces, so tight internal spaces may remain unpolished.
Keep embossed and engraved details shallow
Engraved details must not be too deep, and embossed details must not be too tall. The width of your detail must be the same or greater than how far it juts out from the surface (or sinks in for engraving). Engraved details that are too deep will cause issues when casting. Embossed details that are too tall are more likely to chip and break during production (unless the detail meets the minimum wall requirements).
How will the price of my model be calculated?
- Material Volume - the amount of material needed to 3D print your product
- Bounding Box Volume - the amount of space your product takes up in the printer
- Production - associated production costs including labor; quality control; machine maintenance; general utilities; and other supporting services required to 3D print your product
What is the minimum price per part?
- Natural - $40
- Polished - $40