We offer a range of different additive manufacturing options. The best 3D printing type for you will depend on the design that you need to be manufactured. We have ten different polymer materials, and four different 3D printing processes. Our services are most commonly used by engineers, product designers and other professionals to create prototypes, and production runs of high quality parts.
FDM printing is a versatile and cost effective option, well suited to large prototypes and simple prototyping in a range of colours.FDM 3D Printing
SLA printing is a great option for beautifully smooth display models, capturing precise details, and extremely small designs.SLA 3D Printing
A professional, consistent process with excellent material properties. Perfect for larger volumes of components, and complex designs with a uniform finish.SLS 3D Printing
The most demanding applications require the most advanced materials. Outstanding dimensional stability, strength and heat resistance.CFR 3D Printing
Find information about all the 3D printing materials that we offer. Compare colours, mechanical properties, and relative cost.All Materials
Find the answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about 3D printing processes, materials, and design techniques.Read our FAQs
We primarily serve business clients for all of our 3D printing, 3D scanning, and design services. Individuals wishing to have items 3D printed for personal projects or hobbies will be better served elsewhere.
3D Printing, or additive manufacturing (AM), are digital manufacturing techniques that involve using a 3D model to produce an object layer by layer. Unlike other batch production manufacturing methods like injection moulding or casting, 3D printing excels at manufacturing one-offs, functional prototypes, and end-use parts with complex geometries at no extra cost to simple ones.
At Printpool we use a number of different 3D printing technologies. Each of them excels at producing certain types of part, with multiple materials options to choose from. We produce parts quickly in a number of plastics, not just for rapid prototyping, but for functional parts too.
If you require non disclosure agreements to be signed before you upload parts to our online 3D printing service, we can usually accommodate that. We can help you select the right material for your project, and sometimes give input on the design process also. You won't get an instant quote from us, because we think that each customer deserves more attention than that. You won't get an instant price, but you will get our best price.
Every step of the way, from first upload to the time you get your final 3D print in the post, you will receive emails updates from the Printpool team. A quality online 3D printing service should do more than just produce functional parts, so we invest in digital technology and systems that keep our customers informed.
When you receive your parts, all support structures will have been removed by our highly trained staff, so that your plastic parts are ready to go. If you have used our selective laser sintering process, then all parts will be depowdered.
During periods of high demand, we may offer to upgrade you to a superior material or technology, for the same price, to ease the queue in a certain part of our production facility. This is entirely optional, and we will discuss the new material with you to ensure you and your company are happy with the change.
If you wish to send multiple design files, please put them in a zip folder first! Our website will only accept a single file.
If you require 3D scanning services, please include a picture of the object you need to be scanned.