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5/9/07

Our NEW quoting form is now available here.

4/7/07

Today we received our Dimension 3D printer.

4/1/07

Starting Monday April 16 2007 Print To 3D will be open for business. We can start quoting your parts on April 9th. Please bear with us as we are still developing our web page.

Thanks,

Bradley Rigdon (Owner)

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3/1/07

Print To 3D is based in a small town of Northeastern Pennsylvania.

I founded this home based business on 2/9/2007 because I believe 3D printing is here to stay.

So go lets bring your old paper and/ or new CAD designs and bring them to life with models made of ABS plastic.

We hope to be printing parts sometime in the summer of 2007.

Bradley Rigdon


 

 


Solid Models Versus Sparse Models

Sparse model on the Left and Solid model on the right.

Sparse VS Solid

 

Our software which processes part files has two different ways to create the internal structure of parts. These two modes are called Solid and Sparse. When the software is creating a 3d printing file for the part to be printed. A solid model is exactly what the printer will create when the part is processed in solid mode. The entire part is solid ABS plastic. The solid mode is more expensive due to two reasons. The first one being that it takes longer for a part to print. The second reason is because the part contains more ABS material. If structural integrity and part functionality are important than this mode is best.

 

The Sparse mode does not create a model that is solid. From the outside of the part the model will look as if it was entirely solid. While the inside has a honeycomb type pattern. This pattern also can be compared to a spider's web. When printing a sparse part all outside surfaces are the same as solid model would appear. The outside walls usually .06" and the internal sparse pattern helps keep the part structurally strong, similar to how trusses support a bridge. The sparse mode can cut build times and model material over 30% in most cases which greatly reduces the part cost. If part appearance and cost is important, this is the mode to use.

Click here to see what 3D printing can do you for you!

Need your ideas printed into reality? We can turn your drawings and ideas into parts you can feel, touch, and see straight from our computer to the printer!

Get a reasonable quote in less than 24 hours!

 

 
 
 We are always open to your ideas, comments, or questions Please email them to us at: printo3d@printo3d.com
   
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