ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING
TECHNOLOGIES & MATERIALS

Each technology offers unique solutions for various applications and supports its own 3D printers and materials.
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FDM

Fused Deposition Modeling
Basic prototyping,
budget friendly
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SLA

Stereolithography
Visual prototyping and fine
details with a smooth surface
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MJF

Multi-Jet Fusion
Strong and durable
parts, no supports needed
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VCJ

Vision Controlled Jetting
Highly precise parts with geometric freedom, no supports needed
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COMPARE ALL TECHNOLOGIES

Explore our Materials Hub and receive guidance on which material is the best fit for you.

TECHNOLOGIES

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FDM
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SLA
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MJF
icon of vcj 3d printing technology
VCJ

BUILD VOLUME

250 x 210 x 210 mm
145 x 145 x 185 mm
or 335 x 200 x 300 mm
380 x 280 x 380 mm
500 x 250 x 250 mm

QUICKEST LEAD TIME

1 business day
2 business days
3 business days
7 business days

STANDARD LEAD TIME

3 business days
5 business days
5 business days
7 business days

SUPPORT SCARRING

High
Medium
None
None

LEVEL OF DETAIL

Low
High
Medium
Very High

ACCURACY

Medium
Medium
High
Very High

PRICE

$
$$$
$$
$$$

Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM)

Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM), a commonly-used 3D printing technology, is renowned for its versatility in creating prototypes layer-by-layer, production parts, and cost-effective solutions.
fdm 3d printing process video

How does FDM WORK

FDM (Fused Deposition Modeling) is a 3D printing process that involves melting a plastic filament and depositing it layer by layer to create a physical object. The plastic is heated to a high temperature until it becomes molten and can flow through a small nozzle. As the molten plastic is extruded, it quickly cools down and solidifies, forming each layer of the object. By repeating this process layer by layer, the complete part is built.

WHAT IS FDM BEST FOR

Basic prototyping
Not worried about surface texture/finish
Budget-friendly

3D PRINTERS FOR FDM

At Makelab, we utilize the Original Prusa i3 MK3S+ 3D Printers, an exceptional choice among FDM 3D printers.
prusa mk3 s 3d printer
Original Prusa i3 MK3S+ 3D Printer
Award-winning FDM 3D printer producing reliable, high quality prototyping parts.
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Available materials for FDM technology

Each technology has its own set of materials.

3d build volumes for FDM

We can 3D print FDM within the 250mm x 210mm x 210mm build volumes.

FDM BUILD VOLUME

250mm x 210mm x 210mm
Download STL Files for FDM Build Volumes

LEAD TIMES FOR FDM

After you've submitted your order, our commitment is to ensure timely delivery within your chosen lead time. Please note that prices may differ based on your selected lead time.

NEXT-DAY
1 business day

Example:
BEFORE 3:30pm
Orders placed: Friday
Get dispatched: Monday

AFTER 3:30pm
Orders placed: Friday
Get dispatched: Tuesday

*No support structures removed in this option

RUSH
2 business days

Example:
Before 3:30pm
Orders placed: Monday
Get dispatched: Wednesday

AFTER 3:30pm
Orders placed: Monday
Get dispatched: Thursday

STANDARD
3 business days

Example:
Before 3:30pm
Orders placed: Saturday
Get dispatched: Thursday

AFTER 3:30pm
Orders placed: Saturday
Get dispatched: Friday

NO-RUSH
5 business days

Example:
Before 3:30pm
Orders placed: Tuesday
Get dispatched: Next Tuesday

AFTER 3:30pm
Orders placed: Tuesday
Get dispatched: Next Wednesday

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Stereolithography (SLA)

SLA, or stereolithography, is a widely-used 3D printing process. The process allows for prototypes that are accurate, isotropic and watertight, as well as production parts with impressive surface smoothness and more detailed features.
sla video 3d printing process

How does SLA WORK

SLA (Stereolithography) is a 3D printing process that utilizes a liquid resin that is solidified by a UV laser light. The process begins when the build plate is submerged into a tank filled with liquid resin. The laser then selectively solidifies the resin, this layer-by-layer process continues until the entire object is created.

WHAT IS SLA BEST FOR

Visual prototyping
Fine details
Smooth surface finishes with high details

PRINTERS FOR SLA

At Makelab, we utilize the Formlabs Form 3 and Formlabs Form 3L, top choices for SLA 3D printing.
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Formlabs Form 3
An industrial-quality resin 3D printer that reliably delivers functional, high-quality SLA parts.
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Formlabs Form 3L
Large-format 3D printer designed to provide fast turnaround of industrial-quality parts
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3d build volumes for sla

We can 3D print SLA within the 145mm x 145mm x 185mm and 335mm x 200m x 300mm build volumes

SLA BUILD VOLUME

145mm x 145mm x 185mm

SLA XL BUILD VOLUME

335mm x 200m x 300mm

LEAD TIMES FOR SLA

After you've submitted your order, our commitment is to ensure timely delivery within your chosen lead time. Please note that prices may differ based on your selected lead time.

RUSH
2 business days

Example:
Before 3:30pm
Orders placed: Friday
Get dispatched: Tuesday

AFTER 3:30pm
Orders placed: Friday
Get dispatched: Wednesday

*No support structures removed in this option

STANDARD
3 business days

Example:
Before 3:30pm
Orders placed: Sunday
Get dispatched: Thursday

AFTER 3:30pm
Orders placed: Sunday
Get dispatched: Friday

NO-RUSH
5 business days

Example:
Before 3:30pm
Orders placed: Friday
Get dispatched: Next Friday

AFTER 3:30pm
Orders placed: Friday
Get dispatched: Next Monday

EXTENDED
7 business days

Example:
Before 3:30pm
Orders placed: Friday
Get dispatched: Monday

AFTER 3:30pm
Orders placed: Friday
Get dispatched: Tuesday

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HP Multi-Jet Fusion (MJF)

Multi-jet Fusion is a 3D printing process, allowing for complex, lower-cost, and strong parts. When utilized in bulk production, Multi-jet Fusion offers a faster, more cost-effective process.
mjf 3d printing process

How does mjf work

MJF (Multi Jet Fusion) uses a bed of fine powder and inkjet print heads. The process begins by applying a thin layer of powder on the build platform. The print heads then deposit a fusing agent and a detailing agent onto the powder layer. The fusing agent selectively bonds the powder, creating solid layers, while the detailing agent enhances the final appearance. This process is repeated for each layer until the complete object is formed. Excess powder provides support during printing and can be reused for efficiency.

WHAT IS mjf BEST FOR

End-use parts that are past the prototyping stage
Strong parts that do not need to be used for visuals
Parts that would generate hard to reach support structures

3D PRINTERS FOR mjf

We utilize the cutting-edge HP 4210 MJF and HP 5210 MJF printers for your MJF 3D printing needs at Makelab.
hp mjf 3d printer 5210
HP Jet Fusion 3D 4210
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Industrial, powder-based system that produces quality parts while optimizing productivity.
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HP Jet Fusion 3D 5210
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Industrial, powder-based system that enables volume production

Available materials for MJF technology

Each technology has its own set of materials.

3d build volumes for MJF

We can 3D print MJF within the 380mm x 280mm x 380mm build volumes.

MJF BUILD VOLUME

380mm x 280mm x 380mm
Download STL Files of our Build Volumes

LEAD TIMES FOR MJF

After you've submitted your order, our commitment is to ensure timely delivery within your chosen lead time. Please note that prices may differ based on your selected lead time.

NO-RUSH
5 business days

Example:
Before 3:30pm
Orders placed: Monday
Get dispatched: Next Monday

AFTER 3:30pm
Orders placed: Monday
Get dispatched: Next Tuesday

EXTENDED
7 business days

Example:
Before 3:30pm
Orders placed: Tuesday
Get dispatched: Next Thrusday

AFTER 3:30pm
Orders placed: Tuesday
Get dispatched: Next Friday

Lead Time Calculator

Vision-ControlLED Jetting (VCJ)

Vision-Controlled Jetting (VCJ) takes additive manufacturing to production by enabling real-time, in-process voxel-level control to meet the reliability and performance demands of volume manufacturing.
vcj video of 3d printing process

How does VCJ work

Vision-Controlled Jetting (VCJ) uses a liquid photopolymer that solidifies layer by layer through a UV curing process. VCJ technology is unique due to its computer vision systems that allows the printer to dynamically adapt and correct for variations during the printing process, ensuring optimal results.

The computer vision system scans and analyzes the printed layers, providing real-time feedback and adjustments to maintain the desired quality and dimensional accuracy of the printed object.

WHAT IS VCJ BEST FOR

Parts that require incredible dimensional accuracy and precision
Parts with small tolerances/clearances and complex geometries
High volume production

PRINTERS FOR VCJ

Experience unmatched precision with the Inkbit Vista for VCJ 3D printing technology, exclusively at Makelab.
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Inkbit Vista
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Industrial jetting system that utilizes vision-based technology to achieve high precision

Available materials for vcj technology

Each technology has its own set of materials.

3d build volumes for VCJ

We can 3D print VCJ within the 500m x 250mm x 250mm build volumes

VCJ BUILD VOLUME

500m x 250mm x 250mm
Download STL Files of our Build Volumes

LEAD TIMES FOR VCJ

After you've submitted your order, our commitment is to ensure timely delivery within your chosen lead time. Please note that prices may differ based on your selected lead time.

EXTENDED
7 business days

Example:
Before 3:30pm
Orders placed: Friday
Get dispatched: Next Tuesday

AFTER 3:30pm
Orders placed: Friday
Get dispatched: Next Wednesday

Lead Time Calculator

EXPLORE OUR MATERIALS

Discover Our 3D Printing Materials Hub for Your Project Needs

Soft Elastic

VCJ
3d printed ssample of pla using fdm 3d printing technology

PLA

FDM
3d printed ssample of durable resin using sla 3d printing technology

Durable Resin

SLA
3d printed ssample of elastic resin using sla 3d printing technology

Elastic Resin

SLA
3d printed ssample of high temp resin using sla 3d printing technology

High Temp Resin

SLA
3d printed ssample of petg using fdm 3d printing technology

PETG

FDM
3d printed ssample of tough resin using sla 3d printing technology

Tough Resin

SLA
3d printed ssample of standard resin using sla 3d printing technology

Standard Resin

SLA
3d printed ssample of rigid resin using sla 3d printing technology

Rigid Resin

SLA

Tough Epoxy

VCJ
3d printed ssample of draft resin using sla 3d printing technology

Draft Resin

SLA
3d printed ssample of flexible resin using sla 3d printing technology

Flexible Resin

SLA
3d printed ssample of castable wax resin using sla 3d printing technology

Castable Wax Resin

SLA
3d printed ssample of asa using fdm 3d printing technology

ASA

FDM
3d printed ssample of soft elastic using vcj 3d printing technology

ASA

FDM

THE ORIGINAL

MILO
3d printed ssample of pla using fdm 3d printing technology

PLA

FDM
3d printed ssample of durable resin using sla 3d printing technology

Durable Resin

SLA
3d printed ssample of high temp resin using sla 3d printing technology

High Temp Resin

SLA
3d printed ssample of elastic resin using sla 3d printing technology

Elastic Resin

SLA
3d printed ssample of pla using fdm 3d printing technology

PLA

FDM
3d printed ssample of durable resin using sla 3d printing technology

Durable Resin

SLA
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lead times overview

A guide to our lead times for various 3D printing technologies

NEXT-DAY
1 Business Day

* No Supports Removed

RUSH
2 Business Days

* No Supports Removed

STANDARD
3 Business Days

NO-RUSH
5 Business Days

EXTENDED
7 Business Days

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