Rapid Prototyping & 3D Printing

Introduction

Services Offered

We offer rapid prototying (3D printing) services to customers both local and across the globe. This service is available to design and engineering firms, research scientists, students, hobbyists, and the general public. If you need a part 3D printed, we can get it done for you. 3D printed parts are suitable for prototyping, creating unique tools, student design projects, replacement of broken or lost parts, creating your own custom products/gifts,  or simply printing out a free designs found online. We also offer custom design and 3D modeling services to take your project from an idea to a reality.

Rapid Turnaround

For simpler orders, turnaround is a single day and personal delivery service is available to the Bryan/College Station area. Remote orders will be shipped USPS at the speed of your choice the day they are finished. We offer you a solution if you need parts fast.

Printing Capabilities

Printer Specifications

Our advanced 3D printer is capable of printing parts with up to three different colors/materials simultaneously. Larger parts can also be printed as separate pieces and assembled together. Detailed specifications are listed below:

Printer Specifications
Specification Value (metric) Value (imperial)
Build Volume 210 x 190 x 140 mm 8.25 x 7.5 x 5.5 in
Maximum Accuracy 0.1 mm 0.004 in
Resolution 0.0125 mm 0.0005 in
Maximum Deposition Rate 33 cm/ hr 2 in/ hr

 Availalable Materials and Colors

The materials we are capable of printing are listed in the table below. We currently have both ABS and PLA plastic on hand in a variety of colors. If you would like a material or color/opacity that we do not currently have, we will order it for you, but additional lead time will be required. If you do not know what type of material you want to use PLA or ABS is generally a good choice. See the comparison between them in the bottom of this section.

Available Materials
Material Properties Stock/Colors on Hand
PLA strong/rigid/biodegradable opaque red/yellow/blue
ABS flexable/temperature resistant opaque black
Glow in the Dark PLA glows in dark none
Nylon strong/durable none
Food Grade PLA safe for food and wearables none
Food Grade PET (t-glase) glassy appearance/safe for food and wearables none
Conductive ABS can be used to print circuits none
HIPS dissolves in Limonene none
Water Soluble PVA disolves in warm water none
Simulated Rubber (TPE) soft/flexible none
Composite Wood (LayWoo-D3) looks/smells like wood none
Composite Stone (LayBrick) looks like stone none
PLA vs ABS
Property PLA ABS
Chemical Name Polylactic Acid Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene
Melting Point 175 C 205 C
Glass Transition 60-65 C (melts/deforms faster) 105 C (better for high temperatures)
Density 1.24 g/cm3 1.04 g/cm3
Tensile Strength 57.8 MPA (stronger) 44.81 MPa (weaker)
Flexural Strength 55.3 MPa 75.48 MPa
Tensile Modulus 2.3 GPa (rigid) 2.28 GPa (flexible)
Flexural Modulus 3.3 GPa 2.21 GPa
Elongation Before Breaking 3.8% 20%
Rockwell Hardness 70-90 (softer) 105-110 (harder)
Durability/Lifespan less durable more durable
Workability excellent/small details less precise details
Appearance smooth/shiny duller/shiny or matte
Environmental plant based/biodegradable petroleum based/non-biodegradable

Pricing

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