3D Printing

On -Demand Additive Manufacturing

Bring your ideas from mind to matter by taking full advantage of the capabilities of additive manufacturing and our in-house machines. Our consulting service supports you on creative projects, redesign for mass production and co-creation. Our goal is to help you manufacture parts using 3D printing with the best quality/price ratio.

WHAT IS ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING?

Additive Manufacturing (AM) is a process by which a 3D file is turned into a physical object by adding layer-upon-layer of material. A term often used as a synonym of Additive Manufacturing is 3D Printing. While it covers almost the same idea, it’s generally admitted that Additive Manufacturing designates a more professional use of this technology. Additive Manufacturing is permitted by the creation of a 3D file through a 3D modelling software, also called CAD software (Computer Aided Design). This step is at the very beginning of any use of Additive Manufacturing. The 3D file gives information to machine which specifies where it should add material. The main benefit of creating an object through Additive Manufacturing is that each unit costs the same price, making it really affordable to produce just one or a few. There is no need to invest in tooling.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING?

Additive Manufacturing (AM) is particularly effective specifically where more traditional manufacturing methods are inefficient. For companies and individuals, Additive Manufacturing is redefining the relationship between design and manufacturing, considering that an object can be produced if it can be imagined . While traditional manufacturing has constraints and limitations , Additive Manufacturing enables a freedom of shapes, forms and quantity.

  • the production of functional parts printed simultaneously.
  • the production of high-performance mechanical equipment.
  • mass customization of specialized parts.

Create your design.

Create your 3D design in any CAD software you want. We handle a wide variety of file formats to answer all your additive manufacturing needs. Instantly access the production capacity of our equipment with wide-ranging capabilities.

Print your design.

We use the best professional 3D printers to manufacture your prototypes and end-use parts. Get feedback, lead times, and pricing in a matter of clicks, not days. Made by OAC puts Big Data to work for you.

Receive your design.

Receive your custom parts anywhere by delivery.Quality parts delivered at consistently low prices. Guaranteed. Our priority is making parts to your specifications.

Plastic (FDM) 3D Printing

FDM is the abbreviation for Fused Deposition Modeling. In FDM, a strand of material (in this case: thermoplastics) is deposited in layers to create a 3D printed object. FDM 3D printing is a technology that works both horizontally and vertically.During printing, the plastic filament is fed through a hot extruder where the plastic gets soft enough that it can be precisely placed by the print head. The melted filament is then deposited layer by layer in the print area to build the work piece.

Many businesses use FDM 3D printing technology as it allows the creation of detailed and intricate objects. FDM works with a range of standard thermoplastics, such as ABS, PLA, and their various blends. The technique is well-suited for basic proof-of-concept models, as well as quick and low-cost prototyping of simple parts, such as parts that might typically be machined.

What are the benefits of printing with FDM?

  • High strength & durability
  • Good impact resistance
  • Professional finish
  • Functional end-use
  • Thin features & interlocking parts

FDM material options?

  • PLA, PLA-Wood, PETG, Flexible/TPU, Nylon, Exotics (special request)

Required file format for submission?

  • We currently support .stl, .stp (.step), .iges (.igs), and .obj files

Required scale for 3D prints?

  • Millimeters (mm)

Turn-Around Time:

  • Ships within 4 business days
  • Rush service available

Maximum print size:

  • 457.2 x 457.2 x 609.6 .mm
  • 18 x 18 x 24 .in (7,776 in³)

Dual extruder:

  • Multi-color 3D printing

Layer thickness:

  • 300, 200, 100 microns

Minimum wall thickness:

  • 0.5mm

Minimum surface details:

  • 0.4mm

Minimum wire details:

  • 1mm

Minimum hole diameter:

  • 2mm

PLA

The perfect material for large scale printing, draft models, quick prototypes, simple molds and masters. Affordable, rigid and fast. (100% recycled)

TPU

Ideal for prototyping soft rubber-like parts. With good elasticity compression TPU will not tear or snap. Mimic rubber or silicone. 95A Shore.

PLA-Wood

Wood filaments combine a PLA base material with cork, wood dust, or other derivatives, giving the models a real wooden look and feel.

Nylon

Print robust parts with isotropic strength made from industrial quality nylon. The superb mechanical properties and fine machine precision allow for accurate functional prototypes.

PETG

Low modulus, high elongation, and high impact strength. Produces parts with a smooth, glossy finish and high resistance to water.

Resin (UV-LCD) 3D Printing

LCD is the abbreviation for Liquid Crystal Display. LCD 3D printers use an array of UV LCDs as a light source. The light from the flat LCD panels shines directly, in a parallel fashion, onto the build area. The printing process starts with the resin being poured into the vat so that there’s a single layer between the build platform and the bottom. After the build platform is in place, the light source shines through the bottom of the vat, which is transparent, to cure the resin. Because this light isn’t expanded, pixel distortion is less of an issue with LCD printing. What this means is that the print quality of an LCD printer depends on its LCD density. The more pixels it has, the better the print quality.

The benefit that LCD has, when compared to FDM, is build speed. Because there’s an entire layer is flashed at once, the technology is typically able to produce parts faster offering better productivity when printing arrays of small precise parts.LCD is a great option for highly detailed prototypes requiring tight tolerances and smooth surfaces, such as molds, patterns, jewelry,  and functional parts.

What are the benefits of printing with resin?

  • High detail & dimensional accuracy
  • Smooth surface
  • Translucency for thin walls

UV-LCD material options?

Standard, Flexible, Castable Wax, and Ceramic resin

Required file format for submission?

  • We currently support .stl, .stp (.step), .iges (.igs), and .obj files

Required scale for 3D prints?

  • Millimeters (mm)

Turn-around time:

  • Ships within 4 business days
  • Rush service available

Maximum Print Size:

  • 74 x 132 x 175 .mm
  • 2.9 x 5.2 x 6.9  .in

Layer thickness:

  • 25, 50, 100 microns

Minimum wall thickness:

  • 0.3 mm

Minimum surface details:

  • 0.2 mm

Minimum wire details:

  • 1mm

Minimum hole diameter:

  • 2mm

Standard Resin

Standard resin prints with a hard rigid surface making it ideal for capturing a high level of detail. Good chemical resistance and material surface finish.

Ceramic Resin

Ceramic Resin is a material developed for ceramic prints with a porcelain-like finish. Ceramic resin is suitable for applications requiring fine detail, fire resistance, and electrical conductivity.

Flexible Resin

Low modulus, high elongation, and high impact strength. Produces parts with a smooth, glossy finish and high resistance to deformation.

Castable Wax

A wax-filled material for reliable casting with and clean burnout. Accurately capture crisp features and details. Trusted by LA’s top casting houses.

Additive Manufacturing FAQs

Yes. We have in-house industrial designers who are fully conversant with 3D Printing technology and are able to produce a full range of design types for you. Whether you are starting from a sketch on the back of an napkin, a 2D drawing or have a 3D model that needs refining; we can produce a printable 3D file for you.

This is not advisable as there may not be anyone available to take a look at your file with you. There is nothing to be gained by hand delivering your CAD file. You will not receive your prints any faster by doing so. If you are seeking advice regarding your CAD file, please send it to us along with your questions. The best way to send us your file is to use the upload facility on the website or use Dropbox / Hightail / WeTransfer or Google Drive and send it to our thestudio@ordoabchaodesign.com address. If your file is 20MB or less, you can simply send it as an e-mail attachment. Whichever method of sending you use, please always include a description of what you require.

Absolutely.

As a matter of company policy we do not discuss details of projects and your uploaded files cannot be downloaded by anyone other than ourselves.

  • We have our own standard Non Disclosure Agreement which we can sign with you to cover your project upon request.
  • Alternatively, we are in the process of implementing 3D print blockchain protocol

Yes we can.  Using our in-house 3D printers, we can produce as many or as few of your production parts as you need.  Get in touch with your requirements and we will gladly talk you through the process.

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