FDM Printing

In FDM printing (where a reel of plastic is melted and layers are built up):

  • Up to 255mm x 205mm x 205mm in a 0.4mm nozzle
  • Up to 400mm x 400mm x 400mm in a 1.0mm nozzle

Why the nozzle difference?

0.4mm is the standard nozzle most 3D printers ship with. It is seen as a happy medium between speed and quality. If you want a higher quality 3D print, go for the 0.4mm option. 

The 1.0mm nozzle gives on average a 50% time saving compared to the 0.4mm nozzle, and as such our biggest printer is fitted with this size. It provides high speed, accurate prints which can be very strong. However finer details may be lost. 

Bed size vs real size:

Whilst our biggest FDM printer has a build area of 400mm x 400mm x 400mm we can’t actually print right to that edge, this is due to build plate adhesion requiring an area to fix to. Taking this into account, remove 10mm from each side and the height, and you get the approximate size of the biggest model that can be printed. 

Colours available:

Currently, we only offer the SLA printer in Grey as standard. However, for the FDM printer there are a variety of colours to choose from;

  • White                             
  • Black                              
  • Red                                        
  • Green
  • Blue                                
  • Yellow                            
  • Orange                           
  • Purple
  • Grey                               
  • Silver                              
  • Clear

We print in PLA plastic, and each colour is offered at the same price.