FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How to get a prototype?
Well, sketches or references definitely help, but aren't 100% necessary. If you don’t have design and engineering experience, it’s still possible to get started right away. It’s best to do a local seach to find a prototype Design and 3D printing Service in your neighborhood. You should now be well on your way to creating a 3D model and using the many readily availble desktop manufacturing technoloigies to create and test your prototype.
Next Steps: Schedule a meeting in our studio or phone call so we can talk thru your idea, show you samples of our work and ask or answer any questions - feel free to reach out and contact us.
Do you have an NDA?
We have a mutual NDA that can be filled out online - Click here to fill out our Mutual NDA.
Next Steps: We’re happy to answer any questions you have about our services. You can setup a remote phone call or an in person meeting at our studio in Bushwick, Brooklyn NY. M- F (10a to 6p) - Weekend by appointment only.
How do I make a prototype with 3D Brooklyn?
We can help from initial concepts, design, production and a little content marketing! If you have an idea you can start by setting up a meeting or giving us a call. We can then go over you project and give you a rough idea on cost and time.
We have two design rates depending on the complexity - 3D Modeler - $95/hour rate or Product Design - $175/hour, this can also include a free print of your prototype.
We begin the design work, share notes back a forth with you to review until you're happy. Once you approve the design, we move onto 3D-printing! Then you can come by and pickup at our studio, or we can drop it in the mail to you.
HOW MUCH DOES DESIGN COST?
We have two design rates depending on the complexity
3D Modeler - $95 per hour
Product Design - $175 per hour
This can also include a free print of your prototype.
HOW LONG DOES 3D DESIGN TAKE?
1 to 3 days for 3D Modeler
1 to 4 weeks for Product Design
What’s the difference between 3d modeling and 3d printing?
3D modeling is the creation of a design in a digital program and 3d printing is the physical rendering of that 3d model.
Can you create a replica of a object from a photo or video?
We have done projects like this before and our designers can sculpt from almost any image. Each project has its own challenges so it always helps to capture and share any photos or scans you have of the object so we can take a look and get you a quote.
NEXT STEPS: Fill out our Start a project form and upload any assets that will help us understand your project.
Do you offer 3D scanning services?
Yes we do! We have a high resolution scanner that starts at $100 for a large scan. If you wanted a super high resolution scan (probably not necessary) it starts at a range of $150-$500.
One thing to also consider, your project may not need 3D scanning and it could be more cost effective to 3D model from scratch. Its best to schedule a studio meeting or phone call to go over your project so we can let you know what is going to be most cost effective for your project.
Set Up a studio meeting or phone call to go over your project with our team.
Can I get a quick 3D Printing Quote?
Yes! Head over to this link and click on the the - Order a 3D Print Button. - upload your 3D print file and receive a quote with turnaround time.
How soon can I get it done?
1-2 days for FDM Plastic
3-4 days for SLA Resin
10-14 days for SLS Nylon
What file formats do you accept?
We need STL or OBJ files to get a quote on our printers. But if you don’t have it we can provide our design services for you.
Do you 3D Print High Definition miniatures?
What is your price to print?
Standard PLA rate is $0.25 per gram. We don't print in ABS. ($10 File prep fee)
High Definition resin starts at $1.00 per ml. ($20 File prep fee)
What's the biggest size you can print?
HIGH RESOLUTION RESIN 3D PRINTERS We can 3D print a part up to 5.7 x 5.7 x 6.9 inches.
FDM 3D PRINTERS The largest part on our standard plastic printers is 11" x 6" x 6". We do have large-format printers that can do 13" x 12" x 10" as well as 14" x 14” x 24" . And then there are industrial 3D-printers that can go up to 22" x 22" but those get very expensive.
Do you offer post processing and custom fabrication?
Yes, we've done many projects that have a little custom fabrication involved and we're used to adding electronics and raspberry pi's to 3D printed prototypes as well as go-to-market products.
Is it possible to create a product using biodegradable or recycled materials?
Yes, on our FDM printers we 3D print in PLA and recycled PET and they are available in a variety of colors and strengths; if we don’t have it, we'll order it. We also offer other materials like TPU, Ninjaflex and other specialty filaments.
Inquire about 3D printing in speaclity filaments on the Start a project page or start a chat (click on the box in the lower right of your screen)
PLA: Starting at $0.25 per gram Resin: Starting at $1.00 per ml
What materials do you have for high resolution 3D printing?
Do you print food? (Chocolate, Candy, Etc)
We don't have chocolate 3D-printers in house. And in general, that technology is still in the early days. The other option is to 3D-print a "positive" (basically any shape) and then use that to create a PET mold that you can use to pour chocolate into.
There is a place in Manhattan that "3D-prints" gummies... Dylan's Candy Bar
How does payment work?
We will send you a link in either email or text message (which ever you prefer) and you can pay with a credit card or Paypal account.
Could you create silicone 3d molds?
We can create the 3D model (positive) and a mold can be created by either puring silicone or vacuum forming from PET sheets.
I need to do a patent search does 3DBK provide that service?
No, we don’t
Are there any career opportunities at 3D Brooklyn?
Yes! We’re always building our team and need help on the many projects we get the oppurtunity to work on each year. Please send all resumes and job inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org We will follow up with you.