Service Overview

3D Printing Service

Also known as rapid prototyping, 3D printing is an additive manufacturing process that quickly produces complex parts of nearly any shape.

eMachineShop offers cost-effective SLS printing whether you need a single part or a run of prototypes.

  • 50+ Materials.
  • FREE Shipping in the USA.
  • 100% Quality Guaranteed.
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Advantages

  • Fast turns
  • Can produce 2D and 3D parts of almost any shape
  • Ideal for prototyping and short runs
  • SLS printed parts don’t require support structures

Design Tips

  • Make all pins, protrusions, and similar features at least 0.8mm
  • Make hole diameters larger than 1.5mm
  • Make the part as hollow as possible to decrease costs
  • Add ribs to flat surfaces to minimize warping

What is 3D Printing?

Unlike traditional machining, 3D printing is an additive manufacturing process which fuses layers of material to create 3D objects.

eMachineShop offers Selective Laser Sintering (SLS), a technique that uses a laser beam and powdered material to build parts. Layers are added one-by-one until the part is finished.

This process differs greatly from traditional machining, which is a subtractive process that removes material from raw material stock to create finished parts.

Orange 3D printed plastic gear mechanism

3D Printing Materials and Specifications

Material Name
Process
Specifications
Min Size (mm)
Max Size (mm)
Tolerance (mm)
Clearance (mm)
Min Supported Walls (mm)
Min Unsupported Walls (mm)
Min Supported Wires (mm)
Min Unsupported Wires (mm)
Min Emboss Details (High and Wide) (mm)
Min Emboss Text (High and Wide) (mm)
Min Engrave Details (Deep and Wide) (mm)
Min Engrave Text (Deep and Wide) (mm)
Single Escape Hole Diameter (mm)
Multiple Escape Hole Diameter (mm)
Multiple Parts per File
Interlocking OK
Enclosed OK
Aluminum AlSi10Mg – Matte Selective Laser Melting (SLM) ≈ 88.4% Al, 10% Si, 0.35% Mg, <1.25% Other X + Y + Z > 30 250 x 250 x 200 +/- (0.2mm + 1.5%) 0.6 1 1 1.5 1.5 0.4 0.8 0.4 1 4 2 No Yes No
Stainless Steel 420, Bronze Infused – Matte Black Binder Jetting 60% Stainless Steel, 40% Bronze Matrix 2.5 × 2.5 × 3 762 × 393 × 393 +/- (0.1 mm + 5.0%) 3 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 4 2 No No No
Stainless Steel 420, Bronze Infused – Polished Bronzed Black Binder Jetting 60% Stainless Steel, 40% Bronze Matrix 2.5 × 2.5 × 3 762 × 393 × 393 +/- (0.1 mm + 5.0%) 3 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 4 2 No No No
Stainless Steel 420, Bronze Infused – Matte Bronzed Silver Binder Jetting 60% Stainless Steel, 40% Bronze Matrix 2.5 × 2.5 × 3 762 × 393 × 393 +/- (0.1 mm + 5.0%) 3 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 4 2 No No No
Stainless Steel 420, Bronze Infused – Polished Bronzed Silver Binder Jetting 60% Stainless Steel, 40% Bronze Matrix 2.5 × 2.5 × 3 762 × 393 × 393 +/- (0.1 mm + 5.0%) 3 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 4 2 No No No
Stainless Steel 420, Bronze Infused – Polished Bronze Binder Jetting 60% Stainless Steel, 40% Bronze Matrix 2.5 × 2.5 × 3 762 × 393 × 393 +/- (0.1 mm + 5.0%) 3 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 4 2 No No No
Stainless Steel 420, Bronze Infused – Polished Gold Binder Jetting 60% Stainless Steel, 40% Bronze Matrix 2.5 × 2.5 × 3 178 × 178 × 178 +/- (0.1 mm + 5.0%) 3 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 4 2 No No No
Stainless Steel 420, Bronze Infused – Polished Nickel Binder Jetting 60% Stainless Steel, 40% Bronze Matrix 2.5 × 2.5 × 3 178 × 178 × 178 +/- (0.1 mm + 5.0%) 3 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 4 2 No No No
Silver – Lightly Polished Lost Wax Casting 92.5% Ag 2.4 × 2.4 × 0.6 89 × 89 × 100 +/- (0.15 mm + 1.5%) 0.3 0.6 0.6 0.8 1 0.4 0.4 0.35 0.35 4 2 No No No
Silver – Lightly Polished (Interlocking) Lost Wax Casting 92.5% Ag 2.4 × 2.4 × 0.6 75 × 75 × 40 +/- (0.15 mm + 1.5%) 1 0.8 0.8 1.5 1.5 0.4 0.4 0.35 0.35 4 2 No ≤6 ≤6
Silver – Polished Lost Wax Casting 92.5% Ag 2.4 × 2.4 × 0.6 89 × 89 × 100 +/- (0.25 mm + 2.5%) 0.3 0.8 0.8 0.8 1 0.4 0.4 0.35 0.35 4 2 No No No
Silver – Polished (Interlocking) Lost Wax Casting 92.5% Ag 2.4 × 2.4 × 0.6 75 × 75 × 40 +/- (0.25 mm + 2.5%) 1 0.8 0.8 1.5 1.5 0.4 0.4 0.35 0.35 4 2 No ≤6 ≤6
Silver – Extensively Polished Lost Wax Casting 92.5% Ag 2.4 × 2.4 × 0.6 89 × 89 × 100 +/- (0.25 mm + 2.5%) 0.3 0.8 0.8 0.8 1 0.4 0.4 0.35 0.35 4 2 No No No
Silver – Aged Lost Wax Casting 92.5% Ag, Recesses Darkened 2.4 × 2.4 × 0.6 89 × 89 × 100 +/- (0.25 mm + 2.5%) 0.3 0.8 0.8 0.8 1 0.4 0.4 0.35 0.35 4 2 No No No
Nylon PA 2200 – Matte White Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) X + Y + Z ≥ 7.5 650 × 350 × 550 +/- (0.01″ + 0.15%) 0.5 0.7 0.7 0.8 1 0.2 0.5 0.2 0.5 4 2 No Yes Yes
Nylon PA 2200 – Matte Black Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) Dyed X + Y + Z ≥ 7.5 180 × 230 × 320 +/- (0.01″ + 0.15%) 0.5 0.7 0.7 0.8 1 0.2 0.5 0.2 0.5 4 2 No Yes Yes
Nylon PA 2200 – Smooth White Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) X + Y + Z ≥ 25 and axes must be ≥ 2.5 200 × 150 × 150 +/- (0.01″ + 0.15%) 0.5 0.7 0.7 0.9 1 0.2 0.5 0.2 0.5 4 2 No Yes Yes
Nylon PA 2200 – Smoothest White Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) X + Y + Z ≥ 25 and axes must be ≥ 2.5 200 × 150 × 150 +/- (0.01″ + 0.15%) 0.5 0.7 0.7 0.9 1 0.2 0.5 0.2 0.5 4 2 No Yes Yes
Nylon PA 2200 – Smoothest Black Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) Dyed X + Y + Z ≥ 25 and axes must be ≥ 2.5 200 × 150 × 150 +/- (0.01″ + 0.15%) 0.5 0.7 0.7 0.9 1 0.2 0.5 0.2 0.5 4 2 No Yes Yes
Nylon PA 2200 – Smooth Blue Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) Dyed X + Y + Z ≥ 25 and axes must be ≥ 2.5 200 × 150 × 150 +/- (0.01″ + 0.15%) 0.5 0.7 0.7 0.9 1 0.2 0.5 0.2 0.5 4 2 No Yes Yes
Nylon PA 2200 – Smooth Green Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) Dyed X + Y + Z ≥ 25 and axes must be ≥ 2.5 200 × 150 × 150 +/- (0.01″ + 0.15%) 0.5 0.7 0.7 0.9 1 0.2 0.5 0.2 0.5 4 2 No Yes Yes
Nylon PA 2200 – Smooth Red Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) Dyed X + Y + Z ≥ 25 and axes must be ≥ 2.5 200 × 150 × 150 +/- (0.01″ + 0.15%) 0.5 0.7 0.7 0.9 1 0.2 0.5 0.2 0.5 4 2 No Yes Yes
Nylon PA 2200 – Smooth Orange Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) Dyed X + Y + Z ≥ 25 and axes must be ≥ 2.5 200 × 150 × 150 +/- (0.01″ + 0.15%) 0.5 0.7 0.7 0.9 1 0.2 0.5 0.2 0.5 4 2 No Yes Yes
Nylon PA 2200 – Smooth Yellow Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) Dyed X + Y + Z ≥ 25 and axes must be ≥ 2.5 200 × 150 × 150 +/- (0.01″ + 0.15%) 0.5 0.7 0.7 0.9 1 0.2 0.5 0.2 0.5 4 2 No Yes Yes
Nylon PA 2200 – Smooth Purple Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) Dyed X + Y + Z ≥ 25 and axes must be ≥ 2.5 200 × 150 × 150 +/- (0.01″ + 0.15%) 0.5 0.7 0.7 0.9 1 0.2 0.5 0.2 0.5 4 2 No Yes Yes
Nylon PA 2200 – Smooth Pink Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) Dyed X + Y + Z ≥ 25 and axes must be ≥ 2.5 200 × 150 × 150 +/- (0.01″ + 0.15%) 0.5 0.7 0.7 0.9 1 0.2 0.5 0.2 0.5 4 2 No Yes Yes
Acrylic Photopolymer – Smooth Frosted Clear Material Jetting Fine Detail X + Y + Z > 12 282 × 181 × 150 +/- (0.3 mm + 0.7%) 0.05 0.3 0.6 0.6 0.8 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 N/A 4 No Yes No
Acrylic Photopolymer – Smoothest Frosted Clear Material Jetting Fine Detail X + Y + Z > 12 282 × 181 × 100 +/- (0.3 mm + 0.7%) 0.05 0.3 0.6 0.6 0.8 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 N/A 4 No Yes No
TPU Thermoplastic Polyurethane – Matte Off-White Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) Rubber-Like 15 x 15 x 0.7 , X + Y + Z ≥ 15 200 x 200 x 200 +/- (0.3 mm + 0.7%) 1 0.7 0.7 1 2 1 1 1.5 1.5 4 3 No Yes Yes

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