3D Printing

3D printing SLA

We offer a broker service for 3D printing and use 3D printed parts in our day to day work.  As we are involved in such a variety of projects and industries we use lots of different materials and methods, and have links with a number of 3D printers around the UK.  With access to many materials and experience of their applications we can advise the best solution to your project.

We can see your project through from:

Consultation from an expert in the field – CAD design – CAD file fixing –3d printing – Moulding- Casting- Spray finishing – Integration into a more complex model.

Popular 3D printing materials / processes

3d printing window fixing prototype

Standard SLA

A general purpose plastic with good elongation to break, water resistance and strength.


  • Product prototyping
  • Concept models
  • jigs and dies
  • Wind tunnel testing
3D printing scale model for prototyping

Ceramic SLA

Low shrinkage. Highest stiffness of all 3d printed plastic. High accuracy, stable and temperature resistant over 200°C. Very smooth surface finish. Ideal material to produce parts for metal plating.


  • Product prototyping
  • Master pattern for vacuum casting
  • Parts for metal plating
3D printing Clear ABS part for testing

Clear ABS

A general purpose plastic with good elongation to break, water resistance and optical clarity.


  • Product prototyping
  • Lenses (requires additional polishing)
  • Wind tunnel testing
Carbon 3d printing prototype

Carbon SLS

Carbon Fibre Reinforced Plastic has the highest strength-to-weight and stiffness-to-weight ratios of any 3D printed plastic. Conductive and temperature resistant to 170°C.


  • Automotive, motorcycle and aerospace
  • UAVs & Radio Control Cars/Planes
  • Mountain Bike Accessories
  • Consumer Products (e.g. Mobile Phone Cases & Spectacle Frames)
3D printing rubber

Rubber-like SLS

A tear resistant, durable material suitable for prototype and production rubber-like parts. Available in a range of Shore hardness.


  • Product prototyping
  • Gaskets and Seals
  • Hoses
  • Prototype footwear
  • Grips
3D printing Nylon


A generally lower cost material and not as high end surface finish.  This material is strong, hard wearing and flexible.


  • low-heat air-intake components and antenna covers
  • snap-fit panels
  • impact-protective components

Take a look at some of our previous work for examples of 3D printing.

3D printing – Frequently asked questions

Some happy customers

Every product is different and would be best made with the appropriate material and technology. Contact us today and we can advise the best way forward with your project.

Colonel, The Artisan Team