What is 3D Printing?

3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing (AM), is a process that can produce physical objects direct from 3-dimensional CAD data. The process works by ‘slicing’ the data geometry into many 2-dimensional cross sectional layers, and re-constructing them successively upward within the printer. When the part construction is completed, it is removed from the printer and post processed to produce the finished part.

What can you actually print?

3D printing (3DP), rapid prototyping (RP), additive manufacturing (AM) or direct digital manufacturing (DDM), are common terms used to describe a group of processes and technologies based around the principles of digital additive manufacturing. Additive or layer manufacturing has opened up a new world for designers, engineers, artists, scientists and marketeers, allowing users to build parts faster, more accurately, with more freedom and diverse applications than ever before.

With our knowledge and understanding of 3D printing, we are able to provide 3D printer technologies that work for you, 3D printing services with quick turnaround and affordable prices and general advice on 3D printing.

How long does it take?

We operate one of the fastest 3D printers on the market and pride ourselves on quick turnaround times. Specifying your deadline is one of the best ways for us to prioritise your work and deliver for a time suited to you.

How much does it cost to print a 3D model?

We charge for models based on the amount of material used. For data that is unprintable there may be an additional charge for the time spent fixing files. The best way to receive a quotation is to email us so that we can identify your requirements.

To receive a quotation for a 3D printed model please attach your CAD file (preferably in .stl format) within an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. To receive an accurate quotation it is crucial for us to know the dimensions/scale of the desired model as well as working units. Please also state your deadline. If you have any questions please call 03 9687 8638.

How much does a 3D printer cost?

3D printers vary greatly in cost (starting at around $2,500) depending on the the technology, build materials available and size. The best way to receive a quotation is to contact us so that we can identify your requirements.