F.A.Q
our answers to your questions

Third answers you,
and accompanies you

3D printing technologies make it possible to erect according to the established need, the most relevant solution according to a set of complex parameters: extrusion nozzle diameter / layer thickness / printing speed / material / post finishes etc. .. Our experts are therefore there to support you and answer your questions, from the study of your project to delivery. 

How do I choose the 3D printing technology (FDM, SLA, MJF) that matches my needs?

HERE ARE THE CHARACTERISTICS OF THE TECHNOLOGIES OFFERED BY THIRD

FDM (fused deposition modeling)

Prototype parts / Large series (+ 100 parts) 

Technical materials (mechanical, chemical, temperature resistance) and numerous (PA, PP, PEI, PC etc.) 

Rough part surface condition with high surface roughness (depending on manufacturing direction) 

Possibility of functionalizing the parts by adding metal inserts / surface coating 

MJF (Multijet Fusion) 

Prototype parts / Large series (depending on part dimensions)

Mono material: PA12 HB

Rough part surface condition with low surface roughness (80 microns)

Multicolored

SLA (STEREOLITHOGRAPHY) 

Prototype parts / Large series

Materials: photosensitive resins (translucent, rubber type, dental, etc.)

Surface condition of the rough part has a very low surface roughness (20 microns)

Remember that we are here to advise you throughout your project! 

What is the average lead time for 3D printing parts?

THE AVERAGE TIME FOR A PART LESS THAN 100 CM3 WITHOUT SPECIAL FINISHES IN 3D PRINTING IS 4 DAYS, TRANSPORT INCLUDED.

A courier (at your expense) can be considered thus shortening the time. In case of delivery to Saint -Nazaire (44), we bring you the parts in person.

For large parts (over 100cm3) or with particular surface finishes, please consult us.

What are the prerequisites in order to have my need quoted?

SO THAT WE CAN MAKE A QUOTE, IT IS NECESSARY THAT YOU COMMUNICATE TO US:

- Either the CAD (.step / .stl format) of your part

- Either a dimensioned and toleranced 2D plan of your part

- Or the physical part and we will come to realize the retro design (3d scan) of your part.

It is also necessary to communicate to us the constraints undergone by the part (chemical, thermal, mechanical), the quantity and the desired delay. 

Remember that we are here to advise you throughout your project!

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