3D printing, is a method of producing physical objects usually one layer at a time. See 3D Printing and Additive Fabrication Overview for more information.
Rapid prototyping is by far the most extensive use for current 3D printing technology. But it can also be used for parts and patterns and on-demand fabrication. See Additive Fabrication/3D Printing Applications for more information.
There are a number of different 3D printing technologies. 3dAddFab.com uses Objet's Polyjet technology to jet 11 mil layers of an acrylic photopolymer. This photopolymer is immediately UV cured. See 3D Additive Fabrication, Inc. Technology Overview for more information.
When compared to mass-produced items 3D printing may seem expensive. However, with little or no setup costs and short timeframes, 3D printing can be quite reasonable for many applications. Check the price of your own object by using our Instant Quote system.
There are two main reasons why we have lower prices for high resolution printing. First we really want more people to have access to 3D printing. We think that lower prices will help. Second, we're a startup company and want to offer you a lower price to encourage you to try us out. See here for more information.
The time required to build any given object is entirely dependent on it's geometry; larger objects require more time, smaller objects less. In general, build times are measured in minutes to hours. For most objects ordered before 5pm ET, 3dAddFab will be able to fabricate and ship by the next day.
Our build envelope is approximately 12" x 8" x 6". If your part is larger it may possibly be split into several pieces.
Sometimes, due to the nature of your stl file our automated system may not be able to provide an immediate quote. This may be due to possible issues with units, print-readiness, or unique geometries. If this occurs, your file will be manually reviewed and if a quote is possible you should hear from us by email within 24 hours.
Our current standard shipping option is USPS Priority 2-3 Day. We will soon be offering more shipping options through our Instant Quote system. If you need different shipping options please contact us.
We accept all major credit cards. Once your stl file has been quoted you may order your part by clicking on the "Buy Now" button. You will be redirected to PayPal where you may securely enter your payment information. 3D Additive Fabrication, Inc. will never see your credit card numbers etc. When you order, PayPal will verify that funds are available but we will only charge you when your part ships.
Once you have uploaded a file to us, that file will only ever be used to fabricate your object and only if you place an order. All files will remain on our servers for 30 days, after which time they will be deleted. Your email address will never be sold or transferred to any other party and will only be used for communication between 3D Additive Fabrication, Inc. and its representatives, and you.
3D Additive Fabrication, Inc is a startup located just south of Denver in Castle Rock, Colorado. We're small and lean and provide high quality 3D printing that is easy to price and order, at a lower cost than existing fabricators.