Engo's 3D printing service specializes in FDM (fusion deposition modeling) ABS plastic
prototypes. Using ABS
production-grade thermoplastic, models are plastic printed from the bottom up with
precisely deposited layers of modeling and support material.
Material is "real" ABS plastic with all its native properties not a
cured resin as in stereo lithography. Printing from the bottom up
allows for difficult to impossible to machine features like hollow
cavities and overhangs. There's no
waiting for models to “cure” — they're hard right out of the printer. A
water-based solution removes the support material to complete your
detailed design. The
picture on the lower left shows the Amber support material before its
picture to Enlarge). Engo's 3D printing service can have your parts to
you in a few days (depending on it's size) compared to weeks at a
(Not all colors in stock at all
(Colors may be different then shown
due to computer differences)
3D printing service prints plastic
prototype parts in hours (depending on
part size) with a choice between dense
sparse filled to save plastic and time.
Multiple parts can run at the same time within
printer's build envelope.
Models can be
drilled, tapped, filled, sanded and painted.
Inserts are easily added.
difficult or impossible to machine parts.
and contours are not a problem.
Great for quick turn around part iterations.
Build envelope 254 x 254 x 305
mm (10 x 10 x 12 inches).
is .254 mm (.010 in.) or .33 mm. (.013 in.)
Minimum line width is .508 mm (.020
Here is how we finish (optional) an FDM 3D printed plastic prototype from our
3D printing service. First you can
see the pattern of the printing around this 1.375 tall window and the
bottom (1st 2 pictures). This pattern is filled with a thin coat of plastic filler and
sanded. Next can be primer or texture paint depending on the desired
finish. After allowing the primer to dry the final color is applied and
the 3D printed plastic prototype is ready for assembly.