1. What type of manufacturing capabilities do you have?
Freshmade 3D has put countless hours into developing relationships with manufacturing locally and throughout the United States. We have the ability to create parts using a wide range of advanced manufacturing processes including binder jetting, hi res printing, wax printing, metal printing, machining, casting and traditional forming processes.
2. What does it cost to have something 3D printed?
3D printing offers cost savings in areas of customization, complexity, and low volume production. Each project is priced based on the size of the part, engineering time, and post-processing. In order to generate an accurate quote, we need to know as much as we can about the part and the application. The quickest route to an estimate is to provide us a 3d model, or send pictures with a ruler in the shot to show scale.
3. How large of a part can you 3D print?
With over 7 main processes of 3D printing, there are many process-specific machines out there with their own parameters. Typical build volumes can range from the size of a tissue box to the telephone booth. Fortunately, Freshmade 3D mostly utilizes binder jetting on an industrial printer - which offers a large build envelope of approx. 6ft x 3ft x 2ft. Multiple pieces can also be easy assembled together if the part exceeds the size of the build chamber.
4. What file types are required in order to get started?
We generally work from .stl, .obj, .step, iges, or .3dm file types. If a customer doesn't have a digital 3D model of the part they need made, we offer 3D design services as well as 3D scanning.
5. How long does it take to turnaround a part?
For medium sized parts with quantities fewer than 10, typical lead times range from 1-2 weeks and 2-3 weeks for large sized parts.
6. What markets do you serve?
We offer advanced manufacturing solutions for customers looking for manufacturing tooling, custom art pieces, visual aids, architectural models, functional prototypes, rare restoration parts, and more.
7. What does it cost to have something scanned?
Scanning starts at $150 and is priced depending on complexity. Scan data processing is always required and is billed at $100/hr.
8. What does it cost to have design, reverse engineering and/or optimization done?
Our design/consulting rate is $100/hr.