Technical Specifications for Printer/s
Our main printer is a customised Prusa i3 style printer, complete with heated print bed ( avoids warping of prints ), fully enclosed and temperature controlled, with extended print size ( up to 250 x 250 x 400 mm ).
We also have direct agreements with nearby 3D print hubs that run printers with different specifications, so whatever your needs, we can discuss options with you.
Our preferred print material is ABS, which is available in a variety of colours. And if we don’t have the colour you need, we do our best to source it at no extra cost.
Print time depends on a number of factors :
1. Print Resolution – Higher resolution means using a thinner layer thickness. This affects the number of layers to be printed. For example, a 10mm high object printed with a 0.35mm layer height, will need 29 layers printed to complete the 10mm height. The same object printed with a 0.1mm layer height will need 100 layers printed.
2. Infill – objects that appear to be solid are often not. The inner space ( after the initial outer perimeter layers ) are usually constructed of a honeycomb or crossed line pattern. This has a variable effect on the overall strength of the part, and a lighter infill is faster to print. However, if you’re planning to drill through the part for attaching screws, etc, then sparse infill is probably not a good idea.
3. Size – the overall size of your part is going to have an effect on the total print time. A 3D Printer has a limit to the speed that it can move, so the greater the area that it needs to cover for each layer, and the total number of layers, will affect the total print time.