3D Printing

3D printing technology has developed at an alarming rate, with incredible results now achievable. It is because of this that we at Micro Etch decided to expand our offering to include this amazing service. It is ideal for product development and testing being more cost and time effective.

The 3D printer we decided on to allow us to provide the rapid prototyping service was developed and built in South Africa. This means that there is easily accessible support, resulting in reduced downtime. With a build size of more than 300 x 300 x 300mm our printer is bigger anything else in its category.

A wide range of filaments (materials) are available to print with. The most common being PLA (Polylactic acid), it is easy to print with because the is little warping and curling during the printing process. PLA also tends towards high dimentional accuracy making it ideal for prototyping and scale models. It is also available in a wide range of colours. 

If you have requirements that PLA don't meet some of the other filaments available are: ABS, Flexible filament, PETG, HIPS, Metal fill filament and Wood fill filament. There are many more options available so let us know what you need and we can find the right material.

Contact us for more info and find out how we can help with your prototyping needs.