pla chess set

If you’ve landed on this page, it’s hopefully because you’re requesting a 3d print from me. If so, here is all the info you need! Note that this page doesn’t contain any pricing info since you may or may not be getting charged and you should already have pricing terms from me.

  1. Find your model

    If you don’t already have one, locate the thing you want me to print. These are normally stl files. You can find them in locations like Thingiverse, Cults3D and PrusaPrinters. When you pick a model, make sure you pick one that has photos of it having been printed successfully. The more simple the shape, the better.

  2. Pick your plastic and color

    1. PLA - Comes in tons of colors, holds good detail and is a safe choice. Doesn’t have any flex though, and it can be brittle. Doesn’t hold up to weather or water very well.
    2. PETG - Comes in most colors, not as detailed as PLA. Strong, slightly flexible. Better at resisting weather and water. Note that PETG is difficult to glue.
    3. PLA fills - Typical variations include metal fill and wood fill. Generally like PLA but tend to be more brittle.
    4. Other filaments - ASA, Nylon, so on. I can print almost all of these but will need to order them and there is minimal color choice.
  3. Let me know finishing steps you want me to take

    • Finishing such as sanding and smoothing
    • Filling for any minor print defects
    • Priming
    • Epoxy finishing

Food Safety and 3d Printing

3d prints are not food safe by themselves. 3d prints are rough at a microscopic level and can easily harbor bacteria, even after thorough washing. In order to be food safe, they must be epoxied with an FDA approved epoxy. If this is needed, please let me know since it requires a different epoxy than I normally use for plastics.

epoxy vs raw An epoxy resin covered Eevee next to a raw one

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