Step 1 – Upload your 3D CAD model
Step 2 – Select Quantity and Colour
Step 3 – Place Order and Pay
Step 4 – email confirming your order
Step 5 – process your order
Step 6 – email confirming dispatch
Orders made through our online portal will be dispatched 15 days after the order date.
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If you need your part faster or require a post-process, i.e. fit inserts, parts must be ordered via our Request a Quote page.
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The print cost calculator works on the space the part bounding box (XYZ) takes up / Volume of part and some machine draw time parameters. To make good use of the powder you can nest your parts into one .stl file. So, arrange your parts with a minimum distance of 1.5mm between them (make sure they don’t intersect by mistake).
Single .stl file
Individual .stl files
Geometry is a fickle thing for calculating costs, so always try different ways to get the best price for your project.
*£35 +VAT min order value
The print cost calculator will also take into consideration the part volume compared to the bounding box volume.
As you will see below, Part A will have a much larger Bounding Box Volume than Part B, however Part B will use more material than Part A to make. So, if the Part volume is 60% or less than the bounding box, then the Part volume will be used for costing. Of course, you can always use the nesting formula to utilise the space and material.
Part B (solid)
Bounding Box example
Parts are printed in white PA 2200 Nylon, we can dye black using the Dye Mansion System if selected during the quote process. We do offer a full-colour range via our normal ordering process, Select the request a quote button at the top of this page.
Material White PA 2200: 15 days
Dyed Black: 15 days
We will orientate the part to ensure we have the best balance between part quality and build platform utilisation.
If you need a specific print orientation, please follow the steps in Option 2 below.
If you need to have a part printed in a specific orientation, please follow these instructions:
- Save the part in the build orientation (within your CAD system)
- Export/Save As a .stl (following the guidance of your CAD system)*
- Upload file
- Select Material
- Select Quantity
- Add Note “KEEP ORIENTATION”
*a poor quality .stl file will result in a poor quality printed part
You can print parts with working joints so no need for assembly. Leave 0.8mm between parts and create plenty of areas (holes) to allow for the loose powder to be removed.
- Keep parts 1.5mm apart
- Use a 2mm sprue (Round) if needed
- 0.5mm ~ possible
- 0.8mm ~ best
- 1.5mm ~ for best material mechanical properties
- Sans Serif
- 1.8mm ~ for best material mechanical properties
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Prototype Projects is a UK-based prototyping bureau delivering high-quality prototype parts in fast turnaround times.
Contact us on 01763 249760 to discuss your next prototype project.
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CNC Machining: Express (3 working days): for CNC Machined parts for dispatch in 3 working days, subject to criteria. We also offer Standard, Economy and Super-Economy service levels.