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FAQ

WHY USE 3D PRINTING TO PRODUCE SUCH COMPLEX PARTS?

The benefits from additive manufacturing for jigs, fixtures and EOAT are in the reduction of cost of manufacturing the complex geometries and surface profiles needed for such a wide range of applications. The automotive industry is one example.

Why use Anubis 3D as your manufacturing partner?

Anubis 3D is a leading manufacturer of custom prototypes and low-volume production parts. The technology-enabled company uses industrial 3D printing to manufacture components offering speed-to-market value and on-demand manufacturing resource for product development across many industries.

How quickly can you provide me with a quote?

This usually depends on the type of prototype or model you require. If it is a simple project, we can provide a quote on the same day. But for more complicated projects that require different methods and multiple parts, we may take a little longer to come up with a bespoke solution to your problem.

What file forms can I send my model in?

We prefer STL files for 3D printing / Additive Manufacturing processes; however we can also accept:

– stp
– step
– xt
– igs

Is the REQUEST A QUOTE form secured?

Yes. We have an FTP site, which means you can transfer data across the internet safely. The site is encoded and password protected

How can I save my file in STL format?

See below how to create STL files from the different programs :

AutoCAD
# Your design must be a three-dimensional solid object to output an STL file.
# Make sure the model is in positive space
# Set Factures to 10
# At the command prompt type STLOUT
# Select Objects
# Choose Y for Binary
# Choose Filename

Inventor
# Save Copy As
# Select STL
# Choose Options >Set to High
# Enter File Name
# Save

Pro/E
# File >Save a Copy
# Set type to STL
# Set chord height to 0. The field will be replaced by minimum acceptable value.
# Set Angle Control to 1
# Choose File Name
# OK

Rhino
# File >Save As
# Select File Type >STL
# Enter a name for the STL file.
# Save
# Select Binary STL Files

SolidWorks
# File >Save As
# Set Save As Type to STL
# Options >Output As=Binary, Unit = Inches
# Resolution > Custom, Deviation Tolerance = Minimum (Slide bar to right), Angle Tolerance = 5 degrees
# OK
# Save

Autodesk Fusion 360
Right Click Component > Save As Mesh
Format: STL (Binary)
Unit Type: Millimeter
Structure: One File
Preview Mesh: default
Refinement: High
Refinement Options: default
Output: default
OK>SAVE

How do you price parts?

The cost of a part is determined by its volume. This information is used to estimate the time required to build the part. The time is translated to a cost to build the part. The time taken and quality of finish and orientation are also considered on costs.

Is the product green?

Parts are manufactured with an additive process and the result is very little waste. Any excess material is recycled and reused. By rapid prototyping parts we seek to minimize waste of other hazardous materials by eliminating errors at the beginning of the design concept. Using rapid prototyping to validate concepts will limit the amount of time, energy and materials used in later stages of product development.

What is the minimum thickness a part can be printed?

Depending on the technology and the machine setup as follows:
SLS
SLA

You returned my file back advising me there is an error what do I do?

If we have returned your file, it is because we have detected an error that will not allow the model to be printed. You will need to return to the original file, correct the error and resend the revised version. This may be due to export setting and can typically be corrected easily.

Where do you ship and how?

Our preferred carrier is Federal Express. However, we can ship using your preferred courier except for Canada Post. Shipping method must be track able.

Do we do discounts for higher volumes?

When we calculate the price of a model, quantity requested is taken into consideration. The volume of material used is calculated in addition to the time it takes to print and post process the project. These components contribute to the cost of production. If you want to Increase the quantity ordered, we will re-calculate the price and, in most cases, high volume mean lower unit price. We actively encourage 3D printing for production Items and will ensure discount prices apply accordingly.
The kind of Items we have made for production recently are Printed Circuit board spacers, End of arm tooling components, grippers. camera supports, automotive jigs and fixtures, architectural models, brackets, enclosures, mechanical push arms, UAV landing gear, accessories, awards, and artistic statues to name a few.

How do I pay?

We accept Visa and MC, e-transfer to our direct deposit account email address accounting@anubiscorp.com.