3D Printing

Looking for a cost-effective and time-saving manufacturing solution? Look no further than Thirty6’s 3D printing services. Our team of experts offers a wide range of materials, including PLA, ABS, ASA, HIPS, Nylon, Co-Polyesters, TPE, and composites like wood, brass, copper, and carbon fiber, to meet your specific needs. Our services are perfect for enclosures, jigs, physical prototypes, and end-use products.

One of the biggest advantages of 3D printing is the ability to produce low volumes of products without the high initial setup costs of traditional manufacturing methods like injection molding. With Thirty6’s Micro Factory Manufacturing, we utilize multiple printers, often referred to as a “3D print farm,” to efficiently and cost-effectively produce your product in volume, making it an ideal solution for producing 1-1,000 pieces of a product.

3D printing is a great option for rapid prototyping, allowing you to quickly produce physical prototypes that can be tested and refined before committing to expensive tooling or mold-making processes. This can save you both time and money in the long run, while also ensuring your final product meets your exact specifications.

In addition to rapid prototyping, 3D printing is also an excellent choice for producing end-use parts and products. Our 3D printing services can help you produce high-quality, functional parts that meet your exact requirements, without the need for expensive tooling or molds.

At Thirty6, we pride ourselves on delivering high-quality results that meet our client’s specific needs. Contact us today to learn more about our 3D printing services and how they can help you reduce costs and improve your manufacturing processes.


Consumer Products


Rapid Prototyping
Design Iteration
End Use Parts
Tool Making
Mould Making
Functional Testing
Model Making
Low Volume Production
3d printed control knob
3d printed parts


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Material Options

Your model is checked for printability by our software, choose your material, colour and quantity required.

Ship & Support

Once payment is processed we 3dprint, process and then ship the parts to you.

Material Usage


Polylactic Acid (PLA) is a versatile biopolymer often used for low-cost models due to its ease of printing, lack of warping, cost and is available in a huge range of colours. Downsides of PLA are it is very rigid so breaks easily under impact or elongation and has a low glass temperature so will soften at 60deg C. Choice between virgin PLA or our recycled filament both of which have identical print quality.


Where a part is planned to be used as an end-use product or planning to prototype in the predicted end material for mass production then consider engineering grade materials 3d printing materials, such as ABS, ASA, HIPS, PET, Nylons, and Composite Materials. Generally more use in the real world due to the properties of impact resistance, higher temperature resistance, dimensional accuracy and easier finishing (sanding and painting).


Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) widely used in the motor industry for its impact resistance and toughness. With a high glass temperature, it is ideal for everyday use as it can withstand temperatures up to approximately 80degC. Very easy to sand makes it an ideal 3dprinting material for end-use parts requiring finishing and or painting.


Acrylonitrile styrene acrylate (ASA) similar to ABS but with much resistance to temperature and UV radiation (up to 10 times). Originally designed as a material for the construction of car interior parts, this is our go-to material for any products used outdoors.


high-impact polystyrene (HIPS) a chemically modified version of polystyrene to allow a less brittle material. Very similar to ABS in properties but parts printed in HIPS have the appearance of an injection moulded part as the materials matte finish hides the layer build-up of a 3dprinted part.


Polyethylene terephthalate (PET), similar in properties to ABS and widely used in the packaging industry, it is considered as an easy to process recyclable material. You have the choice of we a recycled filament containing up to 80% recycled material or virgin PET.


The use of nylons as a 3d printing material allows us to produce end-use parts ideal for use in engineering. It is an incredibly strong material that can be tapped and milled to produce fixings. Nylon parts have high elongation properties helping to reduce breakages and make a excellent material for gears due to its excellent abrasion resistance. More recently mixed with carbon fibre to produce a composite which excels in tensile and impact strength and allows continued use at 120 DegC.  Spec Sheet

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With the advanced materials, there are the added options of additional finishing, including shot-blasting, painting, coatings including metal plating and threaded insert installation.



How long will my 3d printing parts take to Produce?
Our normal turnaround is 3 days on small parts and 5 days on larger pieces, we do offer an express service if required.

How big can you print?
Maximum print size is 300 x 300 x 600mm for all materials in an enclosed chamber, with the ability to print PLA 200x200mm with lengths in excess of a metre.

Will my model print okay?
We check your 3d models thoroughly and automatically attempt to fix any faults. If your model has very small areas under 1mm thick we may recommend another method of 3dprinting instead of FDM.

How does 3dprinting work?
FDM printing (Fused Deposition Modeling), is a method of building up layers using an extruded themoplastic through a nozzle to create 3d parts.

What is a 3d Print Farm?
It’s when multiple 3dprinters are used to create parts at an accelerated rate, as an order can be split between over many machines. In some cases producing parts faster than using injection moulding.

Do I need to use the lowest layer heights?
If your print has smooth vertical sides as its main feature, the difference between a low layer height (100 microns) and a medium layer height (200 microns) visually is very small. The advantage of low layer heights is in organic shapes, fine details and radiused corners, where they create much smaller facets.

You don’t show any clients prints on your site, why?
The largest proportion of work is all carried out under a non-disclosure agreement, so we would never show parts unless agreed by the client. We tend to show parts produced for in house.