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Send us your 3D model and we will print it for you

Here at Troadey, we have developed an expertise with our printer and our materials.  When it comes to printing your files, we can easily point out the best combination in accordance with your needs.

 

If you have your file and you don't already know your exact needs, we will ask you questions about the application in which the part is used. It will help us select the best 3D printing technology. Once we have enough information, we will be able to propose you one or many combinations of 3D printer, material and parameters to make you part. 

 

Very often our clients are confused with all the possibilities and have difficulty making the best choice. In these cases, we often ask our client to provide us with a budget. It is then easy for us you lay the best options available for your budget. This makes it much easier to decide.

 

It would be overwhelming to list all the combinations possible and this is why we identified a short list of the materials you can have your part printed from:

 

 

  • Plastics and resins

    • ABS

    • PLA

    • PET (XT)

    • TPE

    • PC

    • HIPS

    • Soft PLA

    • Accura (multiple grades)

    • Visijet (multiple grades)

    • Duraform (multiple grades)

    • Ultem

  • Metals

    • ​Aluminium

    • Cobalt Chrome 

    • Stainless steel (17-4)

    • Stainless steel (15-5)

    • Titanium

  • Special FDM materials

    • Wood (a mix containing 30% of real wood and 70% of plastic)

    • Nylon

    • Carbon fiber reinforced ABS (15%, 20% or 25% of carbon fiber)

    • Stone (a mix containing 30% of real wood and 70% of plastic)

    • Bronze (soon) (a mix containing particles of bronze and plastic)

    • Alumide (soon) (a mix containing aluminium powder and plastic)

 

As you could expect, the prices vary a lot from one material to the other.

 

Scan an existing object

Why would you want to scan an existing object? 3D scanning is a great way to obtain your 3D file.  It is very useful to avoid making a complex part out of scratch. It is a great option to save time and money to make the 3D model. 

Ultimately, you can use 3D scanning to copy existing objects with the same caracteristics or even make them stronger and different. 3D scanning is also used to start designing over something that already exists.

Scanning the object
 

With the help of a 3D scanner, you can make a virtual 3D image of an existing object. A 3D scanner usually uses lasers and cameras to "see" the object. It then makes a cloud of points that represents the object's surface. After "connecting" these points, a 3D model is formed and your object appears on the computer screen.

 

Don't worry, this all happens in a couple of minutes without many human interference.

Modifying the 3D model

 

You don't have to modify the object once it is scanned but if you want to change anything about its shape, you can make these changes in specialized software.  You can fix cracks, add stronger geometries, pierce holes, personalize the part with text, etc.   As we said before, your 3D scan can also be the starting point for a bigger part or another object. For example, you may want to 3D scan a phone in order to make a protective phone cover.

Whats left?
3D Print it!
 

Let us make your plans and sketches in 3D

You may have an idea and drawings but you don't yet have a 3D file to make a prototype or send to production. We can help you with that!

 

The main advantage of CAD (computer assisted drawing) is that it makes it much easier to visualize your ideas. It is also much more precise. 

 

It is also great to have a 3D file to make quick changes without starting over and sharing your ideas to other people (like us).

 

3D CAD design is usually paid hourly although we are often able to freeze the price to help you manage your costs. 

Which softwares do we use?

There are many, many CAD software. We need to know how to use most of them because our clients use different brands for their designs. 

 

When we have the choice, we like to use Solidworks and Autodesk Intenvor.  These are the most well-known and the most used around the world. We like them because they have very few flaws and they are very powerful. 

 

While we are on the subject, you may be wondering which file extension is used for 3D printing. The two extensions that 3D printing software can import are ".obj " and .stl". Most 3D CAD software can export in one of these extensions. 

 

WARNING: Some software can export in .stl with errors. These errors are caused by thin walls or empty volumes. Professional software don't make such errors but others like Google Sketchup, may be vulnerable.

SolidWorks

SolidWorks

AutoDesk Inventor

AutoDesk Inventor

Zbrush

Zbrush

OpenSCAD

OpenSCAD

Tinkercad

Tinkercad

Sketchup

Sketchup

 

Training Center

We do most of our training on 3D printers and 3D scanners from our training center. We have training content for beginners and experts. We can also make custom training sessions with the content you want to learn about. For example, you may have a part you want to do production with. In that case, we would optimise your settings for your design for a more reliable and quicker production.

 

We also hold small events and product demos at this location.  Since our larger office is closed to public for confidentiality purpose, this is why most of our customer relations events occur in this training center.

 

Here are some of the content we can cover:

  • Getting started with your 3D printer

  • Tips and tricks for better parts

  • Simple CAD drawing

  • Maintenance of your 3D printer

  • How does your 3D printer work? (advanced)

  • How to generate better supports (advanced)

  • Learn about the G-code and slicing (advanced)

  • How to repair your 3D printer (advanced)

  • Advanced CAD design

  • 3D modeling using Zbrush (advanced)

  • Theory on high-end 3D printers

Group training

For schools and institutions, we offer training for groups. We can train a group of person on one or many subject. We can have printers and other equipment available for the session. 

We can also come to your location, with or without our equipment.

Private training

We have private training for those who want to get better with 3D printing or get started with this new and exciting technology. We recommend to start 3D printing the right way to avoid many frustrations and wastes.  You may choose the subject and the pace of your training, covering the content you wish to learn.