FDM 3D printing

With the FDM technique a plastic filament is heated and extruded in thin layers on top of one another to form an object. The material most suitable for this technique is PLA, a bio based plastic, made from plant remains. The FDM technique is the cheapest 3D printing technique available. CRE8 offers:

– Very competitive prices
– Short delivery time of max. 3 work days
– Years and years of experience in product design, in short: we like to think along!
– Central location in Amsterdam
– Option for delivery

Choose from a range of colours and check our design guidelines to see what you should keep in mind when finalizing your design. Then you can upload your design (as .stl-file) and choose the print technique and colour.

Kosten: The costs for 3d printing are determined on the basis of the amount of material needed for the print, in cm3.
To save material (and costs) we never print objects in completely solid form; instead the shape will be built around a grid, see design guidelines
Max. dimensions: 220 x 210 x 200 mm
Layer height: 0,1 mm

You can forward your design (as a .stl file) by clicking on the button below. You will receive a quote within one day.

upload your file(s)

Below you will find more information about the material we use for FDM 3D printing. In addition to the price, you will find information about the properties and colors that we have in stock as standard. The price is calculated per cm3 and excluding VAT.

PLA
Characteristics:
– bioplastic, made out of renewable vegetable-based material
– biodegradable
– stiff, cheap and available in many colours

Colours:
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Price:
€ 0,35/cm3

Volume: To save material (and costs) we never print objects in completely solid form; instead the shape will be built around a grid, the density of which will depend on the required stiffness of the final object. Of course there’s no problem if you want your object to be completely solid, just contact us. blokje
Wall thickness: For a rigid object we advise a minimum wall thickness of 1.5 mm. The minimum wall thickness we can print is 0.4 mm.
Detail size: Minimum dimensions of an emboss or engraving in width and height detaillering
Clearance: It is possible to print an assembly of parts at once, bare in mind a minimum clearance of 0,5 mm between the different parts speling
Overhang: 3D printers build up an object layer by layer by means of a movable printhead that melts the new layer to the previous layer underneath. The printer is not able to print in the air though, as pictured here. This situation occurs when an object has an overhang. richtlijnen_2
Solution 1: We first check if we can orientate the object in a way to avoid overhang during printing. richtlijnen_3
With certain objects overhang cannot be avoided, for example in the case on the right. richtlijnen_4
Solution 2: In that case our software can automatically add support material that will serve as a support during printing. Afterwards this extra material can be removed easily, but the downside is that it can leave quite a rough surface. richtlijnen_6
Solution 3: To avoid overhang objects can also be print in two (or more) parts. These parts can be glued together afterwards.

If we consider solution 3 as the best option for your print, we always contact you in advance to discuss this.

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Avoid overhang? If possible you could also adjust the object by adding a chamber underneath the overhang. Good print results can already be achieved at angles of 45 degrees and more.

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