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You can now get an instant quote when uploading your 3D Models!

5 Simple Steps to get your models 3D Printed


We at Z3D aspire to make the experience of 3D printing your favorite models as easy as possible, and we know customers can feel discouraged due to the complexity of ordering 3D prints with industrial level companies, so we made it accessible and straightforward for you. Don't be distracted with getting a quotation, leave the heavy lifting for us.


Introducing the instant quote tool that provides you a quotation in less than 5 minutes!


So how does this work? It's easy, just follow the steps 5 steps that will lead you to submitting your model with quoted price and will review it for you and confirm the 3D Printing service required.


 

Step 1


Once you head to the order page to upload your model, you are welcomed with a screen showing you all the supported files such as .stl, .obj, .wrl, .step (.stp), .iges (.igs), .3mf, .dxf and .zip files up to 100 mb.

When the tool is done analysing your uploaded model, you can proceed to the next page for prices, it's that simple!


Automatic quotation tool at Z3D
Upload your models here

 

Step 2


Material

This is where you can choose the different materials available at Z3D to print with, each come with advantages that differ from one another.

 

Layer Thickness

FDM works by depositing plastic one layer at a time. The layer thickness indicates how much detail you want to be shown on your model.


3D printing at Z3D showing different layer thickness resolution
3 Different layer thickness settings

It's quite simple, the layer thickness directly affects how smooth your model will end up looking as well as how refined the small details are retained. Check out the image below that shows how different resolutions smoothen out a straight line and a curve.

3D printed layer thickness resolution settings
A more detailed look at layer thickness
 

Filling

When 3D printing your model, void areas are filled with plastic material that make up the integrity of the final result. How much filling directly affects the rigidity of your model, but also affects the cost to make.


3D printing infill settings and filling options
Different Infill settings
 

Color

Z3D employs a great range of colors for you to choose from. Here is a diagram that makes it easier to visualise how your models can turn out with the chosen color.




 

Priority

We understand that not all orders are created equally. Some are required to be done at an urgency so we provide you the option to have them printed with a priority.


However, you don't need to worry about choosing the standard lead time of 3-5 days. If someone orders an urgency, your print will still be printed as per the queue. What we do is manage the printing time and queue more efficiently to have priority orders done earlier without disrupting other orders placed before them. It's only fair that you get your print at the window provided. Leave the heavy lifting to us ;)


 

Post Production

Some colors will have the option to post process for a nicer look.


For example, Wood color can be stained to look more authentic:

3D printed sculpture by Z3D in wood and stained
Scorpion Bust (Wood Stained)

Once you have chosen the options you like and are satisfied with a price, add it to cart and then proceed to cart.

 

Step 3


You will get to review all the models you have in cart with their pricing before checking out at this phase and then proceed to the next step for Delivery options.


 

Step 4


Fill in the details to get the price for shipping. We also have a priority shipping for next day delivery after a print is complete. Ensure that your delivery address is accurate to avoid delays in delivering your product.


 

Step 5

You will get the final summary before submitting for approval. If you have a discount code, apply it in the promo bar. For more information on discounts, please visit the FAQ. After you're satisfied with the review, go ahead and submit your order for us to receive and confirm it before printing. You will be notified as soon as we start printing your 3D model.


If you have some queries, kindly add them to the notes section for us to review and reply back to you as soon as the order request is received.


 

And there you have it. 5 simple steps to get your 3D Printed order requested and printed.


If you have any comments, feel free to leave them below or contact us via chat, Whatsapp, or email. Looking forward to hearing from you :) Happy printing!