Frequently asked questions
Just how good are the results?
We use exactly the same cutting-edge technology for our hobby and model work as for professional jewellers and industry and can deliver you the same state of the art results.
I have already designed my part, can you get it produced for me?
Yes, provided we can access your drawings, we can go direct to print or produce a 3D model from 2D drawings. We can also make changes, if required.
Is this approach expensive?
Our approach is optimised for prototyping and small runs, so we don’t price to deter people who only want a single or small part. This makes our prices competitive with the costs of a more traditional approach, particularly compared to pattern making. Naturally costs also reflect the size, materials and technology you require; a simple part in Nylon will naturally be less costly than a complex one in stainless steel.
I don’t see the material I want?
We can produce parts in a wider range of materials than are listed here including specialist composites like Onyx™, so just ask if you want another material. We can also provide detailed specifications for the materials used.
Is scanning and 3D printing cheating?
No more than using other non-manual processes like CNC, laser cutting or even castings. We do think you should always be open about any such processes that contribute to the success of your model.