Either. PLANFAB can handle almost any kind of 3D design or 3D print job. If your project requires 3D design or 3D print optimization of an existing design, let us know when you request a quote.
3D design and 3D printing is a rapidly evolving field. Our 3D designers rely on a wide range of up-to-date and industry leading software packages so that your designs benefit from the latest technological innovations.
Typically, we conduct all 3D design and 3D print prototyping in-house at our office. However, we sometimes work with specialty 3rd party vendors to complete especially complex projects. If needed, we can also meet on-site at your business and also custom install certain types of projects. Let us know exactly what you’re looking for when you request a quote.
We work on everything from small one-off projects with fast turnaround times to bigger, multi-month concept and full production projects. The exact time needed for completion and delivery of your project depends on the scope of your project as set forth in your project request and the agreed-upon quote.
Yes. In your project request and initial consultation, you can request how many versions you’d like to see before finalizing the design or the 3D printed prototype. Our quote will include the number of revisions you request.
The total cost of your 3D design project depends on the scope of your request and the services agreed upon in your quote.
Absolutely. A big part of every project involves consulting with you so we can offer the highest possible quality in our final designs. But we can also take it a step further. Our team is made of skilled engineers, imaginative 3D artists, innovative designers, and creative inventors. We love nothing more than facilitating brainstorms and helping you ideate innovative 3D printed concepts for whatever your business objective may be.
When you need to create 3D prints from your 3D models, you have to consider a whole range of unique technical issues, including: angles, overhangs, color separation, support, weight distribution, material, finish, durability, and the thickness of components. Our 3D designers have extensive experience in optimizing all kinds of 3D designs for efficient and effective 3D printing.
We can produce high-quality 3D designs and print them on our in-house printers or make designs that can be printed elsewhere on a variety of 3D printers. We can also offer hand finishing, painting, and full color models. Just let us know what you’re looking for.
Our 3D designers are experts at the cutting edge of their fields. Whether it’s industrial design or high-poly modeling, we can tackle almost any 3D design challenge using the latest software and hardware available in the industry.
By offering all-in-one 3D sculpting, we give companies an edge in rapid product design and development. Because we know how to optimize 3D designs for printing, we can rapidly prototype ideas and help get your designs ready for market faster than many traditional methods. We also give clients the ability to iterate faster and get involved in the refinement of their 3D designs. All of this can add up to savings in terms of time and resources that can be devoted to other business goals.
Every project starts off with a request for a quote that details your project idea or concept. Once we receive and review your request, we follow up with a phone call or email where we discuss the scope of your project and how we can achieve the best results. After that, we generate a quote inclusive of concept development sculpting, revisions, 3D production, and delivery. When the quote is agreed upon, we get down to work.
PLANFAB provides master-level 3D design services for your important 3D printable content, including: 3D modeling for print, high-poly modeling, industrial design, conceptual modeling, and rendering services. Our experienced team can help your company generate or refine new ideas and save time and money with all-in-one, personalized 3D design and printing capabilities.
|Destination||Shipping method||Delivery time||Flat Rate (exl. VAT)|
|Category 0 – Greece||Speedex Next Day Delivery||1*||3.00€|
|Category 1 – E.U.: Austria, Belgium, Channel Islands (GB), Cyprus, Faeroe Islands, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Great Britain, Greenland, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Lichtenstein, Luxemburg, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, San Marino, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland||FedEx Express Delivery||Varies by country (usually 1-3 business days)||15.00€|
|Category 2 – Balkans: Albania, Bulgaria, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, FYROM, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, Turkey||Greek Postal Service||Varies by country||20.00€|
|Category 3 – America: Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico, U.S.A.||FedEx Express Delivery||2-4 business days||30.00€|
|Category 4 – Rest of the world||Greek Postal Service||Varies by country||Varies by country|
*Add 1-3 business days for Islands and inaccessible destinations
**If the product is heavier than 4.5kg, then it follows the Special Order rules – not the standard shipping cost.
In case your model cannot fit into one print run (see Material Guidelines for size details), we will let you know. If you wish to proceed, you should either edit your model to fit in two prints or scale it down.
In general we consider big models or large quantity orders as special and we try to get in touch with the client in order to avoid mistakes.
The automatic calculator offers an approximation of the final price, not the detailed final price. One of the main reasons the automatic calculator offers just an approximation is its inability to recognize errors on the model resulting in wrong pricing.
Clever design and cheap materials are a great combination for lowering your cost. For example Full Color Sandstone is among the cheapest materials in the market, and you can hollow your model to lower your cost even more. For more information regarding material costs and design tips check our Materials page.
All prices are volume dependent, meaning that production cost, hence product price, depends on the amount of material needed to print. We measure material volume in cm3. The formula to keep in mind when calculating product price is:
Product price = Min. Startup Cost + Material cost per cm3*Volume needed + Handling.
There are plenty of reason for receiving this message. However, along with the “not printable” message, there should be an explanation telling you what is wrong with your model. Please check it out and follow the correction advice that come with it.
Some of the most common problems are:
- The file is not the right format. We only accept STL, PLY and VRML2. If your software does not support this kind of files you can use the free Meshlab to convert it.
- The file exceeds 1 million triangles. Most of the times so many triangles are of no use in 3d printing, check our General Rules page for more details. To solve the problem try different smoothing settings on your model or reduce the polygons.
- Colorful models do not include their texture map.
If you still have questions on the matter, Contact us and we’ll find a way to help.
PLANFAB at the moment accepts the following file formats:
- VRML 97/2 (WRL)
MeshLab can be used to import, export and convert into all the above format.
STL Files do not contain any colour information and will be printed in the specified colour. The default colour is white or natural(depending on the material).
Textures that are saved in separate files, must be uploaded as zip file together with the design file.
Once you upload your design and ask for a quote, we run thorough checks on your model and inform you whether or not the model is printable. If there are errors on the model, we try to offer you solutions in order to correct them.
Depending on the needs of your project, we offer a variety of materials to utilize. Visit our Materials page to compare the prices and characteristics of each material.
Each material as its own unique characteristics and safety standards. To get informed please check out the material of your interest in the Materials page.
At the moment we 3d print Full Color Sandstone (Raw or processed) and Plastic (PLA) in a variety of colors, and Polyamide(PA) naylon.
No need to worry get in touch with us. Use our Contact Page for more details.
Please get in touch with us through our Contact Page and we‘ll try to figure out what’s wrong.
We try to offer clear and extensive guides and information about every aspect of the process in order to avoid such possibility. Nevertheless, if your order does not fulfil your expectations please Contact Us. We examine those occurrences on a case by case basis.
Import tax and duties depend on the destination country. EU customers are not charged with any additional import tax or duties.
Yes, we ship all around the globe.
We try to fabricate your products as fast as possible and ship it to you. Typically we ship within 8-15 business days. If this seems to be too long, just keep in mind that every product is made on demand!
Yes we offer rush order with an extra 25% cost.
Absolutely! Use our Calculator and choose your desired printing options, the printing cost is automatically calculated. However, this is an approximation.
If you need a detailed quote, upload your model, we will run detailed checks and come back to you with an accurate price and a payment link in case you wish to order it.
If your model is problematic and cannot be printed, we will try to assist you in correcting the problem. You can always check our design guides for assistance.
You upload your model, you choose the options you like, we fabricate it for you and send it to you.
3d printing is an additive manufacturing process, meaning that instead of cutting the product out of a big piece of material, it adds material where is necessary and builds the product layer by layer. 3d printing is a general term but there are many different techniques of 3d printing.
In simple terms, 3d printing takes a digital file containing a 3d model and turns it into physical object.
All products in PLANFAB are created by the method of 3d printing. We use 3d printers to create the product and then we post process it in order to give it its final form.