3d printing is the process of materialising the virtual 3D model into a real world object using a variety of machines and technologies.
The basic process is very similar to a traditional printer but with the difference that the 3D model is built up out of multiple printed layers.
The two main technologies are SLA PRINTERS that use liquid resins and FDM PRINTERS that use plastic thread to print out the models. We have access to sla and pla printers and are comfortable using both.
A lot of the time the printed object is also the final figurine but often the 3D print is an intermediate product and will need further work to get it into it's final shape. There are several options for you to choose from. The first is to hand cast the final model into precious metals like silver statuettes, bronze busts or tin soldiers.
Another is to print it out in clay and than bake it out the traditional way into a porcelain figurine. We have experience on multiple projects using these intermediate techniques and have a close-knit network of collaborators like silversmiths and pottery artists to help us achieve these results.
We feel confident and have experience in creating one off pieces as well as low volume runs of figurines up to a fifty pieces. If you require larger amount we will aim to outsource the production part of the process or can deliver you the 3D files and color charts necessary for you to find your own high volume 3D molding facility.