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Whats The Difference?

Let us begin by saying… No matter what finish you choose either Standard or Premium BOTH will be perfect for your D&D gaming session!

Here at 3D&D we use 2 different types of Printer FDM & SLA, as mentioned previously both give amazing results and in some cases, we only use an FDM Printer to do one job and the SLA to do another.

STANDARD PRINTING

Our standard print services use an FDM printer, FDM stands for Fused Deposition Modeling, this simply means that material is deposited in single layers that fuse together to create a 3D object. This is what most people associate with 3D printing.

Our Plastic miniatures are acrylic plastic. This material is light and rigid with light print layer texture. Compared to our Premium Plastic, the detail is slightly softer. It is suitable for tabletop play and for painting.
Figures are printed with small support sprues which support overhangs and recessed detail during the printing process. After the print is finished, the sprues are manually removed. The plastic is rigid, though fine wire-like details should be handled with care.

Our Plastic miniatures may have small rough spots, nubs, or scoring where the support sprues have been removed, and some faint layer lines. This can result in some inconsistencies in the overall finish.

PREMIUM PRINTING

Our Premium Printing service uses SLA printers, SLA stands for Stereolithography, this type of printing works by curing the resin with light. The light solidifies a liquid resin via a process called photo-polymerization and builds objects layer by layer. Currently, SLA is among the most accurate forms of 3D printing. 

This is our highest detail plastic option. This material is ideal for users who want the highest print quality. It is suitable for painting, for high-quality display pieces, and for tabletop play. Figures are printed with small support sprues which support overhangs and recessed detail during the printing process. After the print is finished, the sprues are manually removed. The plastic is slightly flexible, though fine wire-like details should be handled with care.

Our Premium Plastic miniatures may have small rough spots, nubs, or scoring where the support sprues have been removed, and some faint layer lines. This can result in some inconsistencies in the overall finish, though these are usually indistinct after painting.

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