Here at 3D Prototypes and Models, our goal is to bring personal fabrication technology to a wider audience with through a professional-grade, affordable 3D printing, laser cutting, model making and design engineering consultancy. I (Daniel Brown, BE. Aerospace, University of Adelaide, 2009. LinkedIn) manage all consultations, business operations and marketing while working with a team of colleagues and associates from different backgrounds and industries. Together we offer a wide variety of CAD, 3D printing, laser cutting and rapid prototype work for individuals, engineers, architects, schools, cosplayers, inventors, artists and countless other professions. We pride ourselves on speed and quality, upping the standard in ‘rapid’ prototyping. Jobs requested, completed and delivered within a single day are normal business around here. No job is too small and there is no minimum start-up fee. As of January 2017, we have solved the prototyping and model making needs for over 750 unique customers.
I offer a truly unique and personal service with my work which includes me travelling to you to give free personal, professional consultations and delivery of parts myself. Our team offers mechanical and organic CAD modelling, 1-day turnarounds for urgent jobs at no extra cost and advanced post-processing available for specialist applications. We work with product developers, IP consultants and manufacturers to bring inventions to market. I am very experienced in 3D printing from hobby to consumer to industrial grade machines with over 13,000 hours combined. I work with you to make sure we create a part that suits your needs and guarantee they will be fit for purpose. Every job is a consultation to me as I discuss with the customer exactly what processes will be used and surface finish attainable. I have experience in advanced post processing for more complex printing jobs.
I have written a guide to teach people about the basics of 3D printing which will allow you to understand the terminology I will use when discussing custom engineered jobs. It is not essential knowledge but is a quick and easy introduction to the capabilities of the printers I use. Case Studies provides an insight into some of the more elaborate jobs we work on, please check it out if you wish to learn about some novel applications of 3D printing done locally.
When it comes to the physical 3D printing, we have more than 10 3D printers between myself and my colleagues from all sorts of manufacturers such that we can handle almost anything involving 3D printing of plastics. We act as a supplier for industrial-grade, maximum detail SLA and Polyjet 3D prints and have broad experience in designing, building and repairing 3D printers. We are capable of printing from a massive range of experimental 3D printing plastics to push the boundaries of the technology. Laser cutting wood and acrylic is available which we can offer design services for and is a fantastic tool for architectural model making.
Our services empower you to quickly and easily test the form, fit and function of prototypes or we can design large elaborate props and models, all at very affordable prices due to minimisation of overheads. Our sample and warranties set a new standard in this industry as we can print full-size samples for free and parts are 100% money-back guaranteed to be fit for purpose. We don’t merely print files ‘as-is’, we delve into the printer toolpath and check for any issues which might appear in your final part such as wall thickness issues as standard practice. Our group can invent new components and liaise with overseas manufacturers for mass production. We have a variety of commercial experience and are very competent at 3D modelling for printing. Please check out this website and contact me to see if we can help design and 3D print for you.
Are you a student? Students automatically get a 30% discount on all 3d print parts for university, tafe or school projects. In addition, when you design a prototype and find that you made a few mistakes that meant the prototype couldn’t function, I give 50% off for immediate re-prints for short notice one-off modifications.
I offer my services as a 3D printing supplier for Australia, just like many international 3D printing marketplaces and specialise in engineering, architecture and industrial design prototypes. If you happen to find a 3D model of a part online which you want printed yourself, simply tell me where you found it and I can print and deliver it to you. Check out sites like www.thingiverse.com for a huge range of 3D parts I can print for you. Contact us here!