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General questions

What sets 3D printing at ProtoAnything apart?

At ProtoAnything, we prioritize delivering the highest quality and fastest turnaround for prototypes and production parts. Our focus on cutting-edge technology and stringent process controls sets us apart in the industry. Here's how our 3D printing services stand out:

  • Advanced technology: We utilize industrial-grade 3D printing equipment that is state-of-the-art and meticulously maintained. This ensures optimal performance and reliability with every build.
  • Process controls: Our experienced staff follows well-defined procedures to orchestrate the entire 3D printing process. This meticulous approach guarantees consistent results and the utmost precision.
  • Stereolithography (SL): SL is an exceptional 3D printing technology offered at ProtoAnything. It excels in delivering superior accuracy, surface finish, and resolution. By using an ultraviolet laser to draw on a liquid thermoset resin, we create complex three-dimensional parts with unmatched detail and surface quality.
  • Selective Laser Sintering (SLS): SLS is another cutting-edge 3D printing technology available at ProtoAnything. Using a CO2 laser, we draw on a hot bed of thermoplastic powder, solidifying it layer by layer. The result is 3D-printed parts with excellent toughness and durability, thanks to the use of engineering thermoplastics.
  • PolyJet: ProtoAnything offers PolyJet technology, which enables the creation of multi-material prototypes with flexible features and intricate geometries. With the ability to spray small droplets of liquid photopolymer and cure them layer by layer, we can produce parts with a range of hardnesses, making them suitable for components with elastomeric features like gaskets, seals, and housings.
  • Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS): DMLS is a state-of-the-art 3D printing technology that ProtoAnything provides. By using a fiber laser system to draw on atomized metal powder, we can weld the powder into solid metal parts. DMLS allows for the production of functional hardware with the same material as production components. It also enables the design of complex internal features and passages that may not be feasible with other manufacturing methods.
  • Part density: Our DMLS parts have a density of 97%, ensuring strong and reliable metal components.
  • Customer privacy: We respect the privacy and confidentiality of our customers. While we do not disclose a listing of specific companies we work with, we regularly obtain permission to share customer success stories through case studies on our website.
  • Design support: Our engineers can assist you with product design, CAD modeling, and optimization to ensure functional and manufacturability considerations.
  • Product Development: We provide end-to-end product development support, from concept refinement to design validation and iteration.
How can I request engineering services from ProtoAnything?

To request engineering services, you can visit our website and fill out the inquiry form, providing details about your project and specific engineering needs. Alternatively, you can contact us directly using the provided contact details. Our engineering team will review your requirements and guide you through the next steps.

Are there any limitations on the types of projects that can be supported by ProtoAnything's engineering services?

We have experience in supporting a wide range of projects across various industries. However, each project is unique, and our engineering team will evaluate the specifics to determine if it aligns with our expertise and capabilities. We will provide an honest assessment and guide you accordingly.

Can ProtoAnything assist with manufacturing partner recommendations?

Yes, we can provide guidance and recommendations for reliable manufacturing partners. With our extensive network and industry experience, we can connect you with suitable manufacturers based on your specific requirements and location.

How can I contact ProtoAnything?

You can reach us by visiting our website at www.protoanything.com or by emailing us at info@protoanything.com. We also have dedicated phone lines for customer inquiries in each location. For Shenzhen, China: [+86 136 82617251], for Sweden: [+46 31 30 88 200], and for the UK: [44 1865 922550].

Ordering and Pricing

How can I obtain an accurate quote for the cost of 3D-printed parts at ProtoAnything?

The cost of 3D-printed parts at ProtoAnything varies based on factors such as geometry and material selection. To obtain an accurate quote, we recommend submitting a 3D CAD model through our website for an interactive quote.

How is pricing determined for engineering services?

Pricing for engineering services depends on factors such as the scope of work, project complexity, and the level of expertise required. We will provide you with a customized quote based on your specific requirements and the estimated time and resources needed for the project.