High quality 3D printing service in Chicago
For artists, engineers and makers who need high quality 3D prints in no time.
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What makes PrintAWorld different from other 3D printing companies in Chicago, IL
Get expert help
New to 3D printing? Can't decide the best material for your project? Don't sweat it. We'll help you create the best 3d print for your project.
Get access to industrial 3D printers
High resolution and large scale 3d printers are expensive. At PrintAWorld, you'll get the benefits of industrial 3d printing without the cost that comes with it.
Full service 3D printing
We'll handle everything from 3d printing to cleaning and polishing your 3D prints. We can also paint or add a metal finish onto your print.
Some of the projects that we did for our clients in Chicago
How it works
Send us a few information
The material you need, quantities and a short description of your project. If you're unsure, don't sweat it. We will guide you to the perfect solution!
Upload a 3D File
Send us your. .stl, .obj or any 3d files. Don't have a CAD file ready? We also provide a professional 3D CAD services. Just send us your design and we'll handle the rest
Receive a quote
You'll get an email and a call from us immediately so we can talk about the best and most cost effective way to approach your project. No minimum order quantities!
Pay and print
Once the quote is approved we will start 3D printing your idea. We'll keep you updated and we'll make sure the result is exactly what you want or even more. No minimum orders.
Shipping or pickup
We offer nationwide delivery or you can pick it up from one of our local studios near you.
How PrintAWorld's 3D printing services can help you
We've helped agencies create custom 3d printed trophies, custom 3d printed props and other custom objects within time and budget.
With our industrial 3d printers, we can create 3d printed sculptures with smooth surface finish --- making it perfect for silicon molds or adding a different finishing such as metal plating or painting.
We've helped engineers and product makers turn their ideas into reality --- from rapid prototyping to manufacturing end products.
Don't have a 3D Model?
We can help you design a 3D model that is 3d print ready.
3D printing technologies that we use
These 3D printing technologies are what powers our 3D printing process
Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM)
We use Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) for low-cost and simple 3d printed parts. We don't use this process as much because we find the quality lacking and the amount of post processing work involved negates the money you save from low material cost. This is good for prototyping but for manufacturing end products, they might not be cost effective as there are better printing methods. If you want to produce low-cost end use parts at a large volume, injection molding might be a better solution.
Selective Laser Sintering (SLS)
Selective laser sintering is another great additive manufacturing technology for rapid prototyping. SLS allows us to 3d print objects in different materials such as nylon and metal at large volume without the need for supports. SLS greatly reduces the time spent for post-processing.
Stereolithography allows us to 3d print accurate and high resolution prototypes . We us this process to create functional prototypes that are highly detailed. We recommend SLA for almost any 3d printing projects because we believe it produces the highest quality prints.
Multi-Jet Fusion (MJF)
Multi Jet Fusion is what helps us 3d print end-use production in 24 hours.
3D printing materials that we offer
Looking for a material that isn't listed here? Shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
ABS plastic is a strong and durable material. They're ideal for prototyping mechanical parts. For prototypes that require high-precision, consider CNC machining ABS or printing in other materials. For production parts, we suggest using injection molding instead.
Nylons is a strong and durable material that is also flexible. Ideal for live hinges and functional parts.
Perfect for complex 3d models that require high details and smooth finishing.
SOMOS resin is the industrial version of standard resin. It's perfect for almost any 3d that require smooth finishing and high details. We recommend this material for any projects such as high-detailed models, architecture, art sculptures and engineering prototypes.
SOMOS Waterclear 10122 Resin
Somos® WaterClear Ultra 10122 is a clear resin that produces colorless, functional and accurate parts that simulate an acrylic appearance. Parts produced from Somos® WaterClear Ultra 10122 exhibit excellent water and temperature resistance.
How much does it cost to 3D print?
At PrintAWorld, we have a minimum order of $25. The price of a 3d print can vary between $2 up to thousands of dollars depending on the size and the finishing.