Smart Tech 3D

Materials and More


Our printers can utilize a variety of thermoplastics, including ABS, PLA, nylon, PETG, and more.

High Resolution, High Detail


From our 100 micron FDM printers to our 16 micron Polyjet machine, our prints preserve the detail and accuracy of your models. 

Truly Rapid Prototyping


We specialize in time-sensitive projects that need a quick turnaround time, whether you need hundreds of prints or just one.

3D PRINTING

Our fleet of 3D printers can produce high resolution, professional quality prints in a variety of materials. Smart Tech 3D Printing allows startups to create fast, affordable prototypes to attract investors and set ideas in motion. And due to the highly-customizable nature of 3D printed objects, this new manufacturing process is revolutionizing the way that businesses interact with their customers.

Polyjet

SLA

Stereolithography Apparatus

Description

  • A Stereolithography Apparatus uses a laser to draw each layer of the print onto a vat of liquid resin, layer by layer.

Advantages

  • Smooth surface finish
  • Extremely high resolution
  • Rigid, flexible, or clear parts are possible

Limitations

  • Prints tend to be brittle
  • Parts are vulnerable to UV light, such as from the sun
  • Limited material options compared to FDM

Gallery

425-614-6451

Sprayed liquid photopolymer

Statistics



✓ Max single part size:

20" x 20" x 20"

✓ Max resolution:

0.016 mm vertically

✓ Potential materials:

Opaque or clear resins, variety of colors

✓ Design considerations:

Minimum 0.5mm wall thickness

✓ Cost per square inch:

Please call for a quote.

FDM

Fused Deposition Modeling

Description

  • Fused Deposition Modeling builds up a model by extruding very thin layers of thermoplastic onto the build plate. FDM processes can use a wide range of materials.

Advantages

  • Cost effective and efficient
  • Resolution up to 0.1 mm
  • Easily post-processed for a smooth finish
  • Functionally unlimited build size via plastic welding
  • Diverse selection of materials in a huge variety of colors and effects

Limitations

  • Prints will have fine ridges on the vertical axis, known as layer lines.
  • Postprocessing is necessary to remove these artifacts.
  • Lesser resolution than other processes.

Statistics



✓ Max single part size:

48" x 48" x 40" (unlimited size w/ welding)

✓ Max resolution:

0.05 mm vertically

✓ Potential materials:

ABS, PLA, PETG, nylon, flexible materials, etc.

✓ Design considerations:

Minimum 0.5mm wall thickness

✓ Cost per square inch:

Please call for a quote.

Description

  • Polyjet 3D printing utilizes a nozzle that sprays very fine droplets of photopolymer layer by layer.

Advantages

  • Smooth surface finish
  • Extremely high resolution of up to 0.016 mm
  • Both rigid and flexible parts are possible

Limitations

  • Less cost effective
  • Maximum print size of 12" x 20"
  • Limited selection of materials

Statistics



✓ Max single part size:

12" x 20" 

✓ Max resolution:

0.016 mm vertically

✓ Design considerations:

Minimum 0.2mm wall thickness

✓ Cost per square inch:

Please call for a quote.