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Service Info

What services do you offer?

3D Printing

3D Design

3D Printer Repair

3D Printing: Here at NTech 3D Printing we offer Fused Deposition Modelling 3D printing also known as FDM 3D printing. This is the most common form of 3D printing in the world consisting of layering extruded molten plastic into a 3-dimensional object. This form of 3D printing can offer a range of materials and colours, many of which we offer in our store. We also offer high detail liquid Resin 3D printing; a printing method which produces ultra high-detail 3d prints approaching injection mold quality. Head over to the “quote” page for a FREE custom quote or if you have STL files ready to go, use the instant ordering system!

3D Printer Repair: Do you have a 3D printer that’s playing up, needs a bit of maintenance or simply just won’t work? NTech 3D printing can repair your machine for a reasonable price with a guaranteed “No Fix-No Fee”. Head over to the “3D Printer Repair” page to read more!

3D Design: We openly offer a Parametric 3D CAD design, Organic Modelling and Replication service. Head over to the “design service” page to read more!

3D Printing Materials

Get an idea of what material best suits your project or application!

Pros: Gives great details, keeps dimensional accuracy, physically hard and cheap.

Cons: Brittle and low glass temperature (Will soften in a hot car on a summers day).

Recommendations: PLA is recommended for prints that don’t need much operational strength and best suited to figurines, static parts, models, art etc… This being said, PLA parts with higher infill density can sustain larger/operational forces very well.

Softening Temperature: 60-65 °C

Pros: Ductile, strong, long life, low price, higher glass temperature

Cons: Lower dimensional accuracy, UV light can make parts brittle over time (Generally years)

Recommendations: ABS is recommended for parts that need some level of operational strength or wear resistance is required from the part over high detail. It’s best suited for functional parts, prints exposed to ‘the elements’, hotter environments etc…

Softening Temperature: ~105°C

Pros: Durable, strong, impact resistance, chemical resistant, moderate price, flexible use

Cons: UV light can weaken the material over time (Generally years)

Recommendations: PETG is recommended for parts that need durability, flexibility, strength and impact resistance. This material is best suited to cases where the prints may undergo sudden stress or durability is necessary like for mechanical parts, cases, protective gear etc…

Softening Temperature: 85-95°C

Pros: Ultra high details, ultra high dimensional accuracy, tough/hard, can print complex or tiny structures standard FDM printers cannot print, professional finish

Cons: Expensive, currently limited to smaller build volume

Recommendations: Resin is recommended for when ultra high detail or printing complex objects is necessary, making it ideal for figurines, models, mini’s, art, complex structures etc…

Softening Temperature: NA

Cured/hardened via UV light

Pros: Extremely high strength, stiff, high temperature resistance, high chemical resistance, extremely hard to deform

Cons: Expensive, longer lead times, does not ‘bounce back’ after damaging impact or strain

Recommendations: This is the strongest material we currently print in! Polycarbonate is recommended for prints that need absolute strength, durability and stiffness, thus recommended for parts undergoing extreme impact or sustained forces other materials can’t withstand without deforming or breaking. Examples: Heavy use, structural parts, load bearing parts, tools, robots etc…

Softening Temperature: 150°C

Pros: Extremely high durability, ‘flexible’, high temperature resistance, high chemical resistance,  tough, ‘bounces back’ after damaging impact or strain, low friction coefficient

Cons: Expensive, longer lead times, softer than polycarbonate (scratches/mar’s easily)

Recommendations: Nylon is recommended for prints that require high durability, reliability and yield before breaking is ideal. This makes it good for mechanical parts like gears, sliders, hinges, wheels etc… where there is a lot of wear and tear but the part remains operational.

Softening Temperature: 70°C

Pros: Combined with Nylon, Extremely high durability and toughness, wear resistance, high temperature and flame resistance, high chemical resistance, ‘bounces back’ after damaging impact or strain,

Cons: Expensive, longer lead times, scratches due to matte finish, more rigid than Nylon due to Nylon Fibres (but increased properties above)

Recommendations: Nylon is recommended for prints that require high durability, reliability and yield before breaking is ideal. This makes it good for mechanical parts like gears, sliders, hinges, wheels etc… where there is a lot of wear and tear but the part remains operational.

Softening Temperature: 70°C

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