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Does anyone have any recommendations for where I can get a prototype part 3D printed at a reasonable rate?

I have an STL file.

The size of the part is roughly 190mm round and 16mm high in a dish/bell shape

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What type of plastic do you want it to be printed from ?  I had 4 prototypes printed for work stuff. Quality of finish varies depending on material and printing method.  I will post the printing company details tomorrow.

I may also be able to post pictures as 2 of the prototypes are due tomorrow

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I've used https://www.3dhubs.com for 3D printing of some keyboard feet (the flip out ones to raise the keyboard).  A pair was £5 (incl £3 postage), and I had it in less than a week.  You can pick the material and supply your own file. Quality was good and a year later still holds the keyboard up.

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9 hours ago, neptune said:

What type of plastic do you want it to be printed from ?  I had 4 prototypes printed for work stuff. Quality of finish varies depending on material and printing method.  I will post the printing company details tomorrow.

I may also be able to post pictures as 2 of the prototypes are due tomorrow

Thanks. I'm not too sure about the type of plastic TBH. I just need the definition of the piece to be good enough to verify hole positioning (some of which are 6mm) and general dimensions.

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8 hours ago, Quinten Uijldert - Northants AO said:

I've used https://www.3dhubs.com for 3D printing of some keyboard feet (the flip out ones to raise the keyboard).  A pair was £5 (incl £3 postage), and I had it in less than a week.  You can pick the material and supply your own file. Quality was good and a year later still holds the keyboard up.

Thanks for this. Looks promising.

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Below are the first 2 prototypes we've had made. The right is FDM technology and the left is SLS . Screenshot_20181222-120032.thumb.png.aebf6a040d2e06cec7924cd5d318aec6.png

 

 

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