Printing Your Way into the Future: How to Get Started Using 3D Printing Services
Updated: Apr 10
Prepare Your Model
Before requesting 3D printing services, it is necessary to have a 3D model of the object you want to print. If you don’t have a file, please include a request for CAD Design. A 3D file can be created using a variety of software such as SolidWorks, Inventor, or Blender.
Choose a Printing Material
Different 3D printing technologies use different materials, such as ABS, PLA, Nylon, TPU, etc. Decide on the material that best suits your needs and budget. Learn more about some of the materials we offer here!
Contact AK3D with Your Request for Part
Please send all requests to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please provide the following information
Contact Information (Name, Address, Phone, Email)
How do you prefer to be contacted? (Phone or email)
3D model file (No file? We offer CAD design services to help you out)
Choice of Material (Learn more about some of the materials we offer here)
Choice of Color
Size of Part
Will a form make it easier? Here is ours for you to use!
Get a Quote
We will review your request and provide you with a quote for the printing cost lead time. If we have any questions, we will reach out at your preferred method.
Place an order
Once you have agreed on the cost and provided any additional information required by us, a payment link will be sent over. Work will not begin until payment is received.
Wait for confirmation
We will confirm the details of your order and provide an estimated turnaround time.
Receive and inspect your 3D printed object
Once the object is printed, we will either have it at our shop for local pickup or will ship and provide tracking. Once received, inspect the object to ensure that it meets your expectations and that there are no defects.
Repeat the process for that next project!
Note: The process might vary depending on the service provided and the complexity of the model, make sure you understand the service provider's policy and requirements.