FAQ’s

What is 3D Printing?

3D printing or additive manufacturing uses data computer-aided-design (CAD) software or 3D object scanners to direct hardware to deposit material, layer upon layer, in precise geometric shapes. As its name implies, additive manufacturing adds material to create an object. The term ‘additive manufacturing’ references technologies that grow three-dimensional objects one superfine layer at a time. Each successive layer bonds to the preceding layer of melted or partially melted material.

What can 3D printing be used for?

In recent years, 3D printing has developed significantly and can now perform crucial roles in many applications, with the most important being manufacturing, medicine, architecture, defence, custom art and design.

3D printing processes are finally catching up to their full potential, and are currently being used in manufacturing and medical industries, as well as by sociocultural sectors which facilitate 3D printing for commercial purposes.

What types of CAD file do you accept?

Autodesk Alias (*.wire)​
AutoCAD DWG Files (*.dwg)​
Autodesk Fusion 360 Archive Files (*.f3d)​
Autodesk Inventor Files (*.ipt, *.iam)​
CATIA V5 Files (*.CATProduct, *.CATPart)​
DXF Files (*.dxf)​
FBX (*.fbx)​
IGES (*ige, *iges, *igs)​
NX (*prt)​
OBJ (*.obj)​
Parasolid Binary Files (*.x_b)​
Parasolid Text Files (*.x_t)​
Rhino Files (*.3dm)​
SAT/SMT Files (*.sab, *.sat, *.smb, *.smt)​
SolidWorks Files (*.prt, *.asm, *.sldprt, *.sldasm)​
STEP Files (*.ste, *.step, *.stp)​
STL Files (*.stl)​​
SketchUp Files (*.skp)​
123D Files (*.123dx)