Frequently Asked Questions
Answers to the most frequently asked questions about 3D Printing and rapid prototyping services at Forge Labs.
Our Manufacturing Capabilities
The machines we use here are designed for industrial grade production.
Typical hobbyist machines cost between $2,000 and $5,000, whereas the machines we use here are on average $200,000+ and up.
Our machines have a significantly tighter tolerances, greater reliability and speed, and larger build size. We are able to print in a wide variety of engineering thermoplastics, from ABS to ULTEM - materials certified for end-use aerospace manufacturing.
We reliably provide the industry's best tolerances for 3D printing, with tolerances of ± .127 mm (± .005 in.) or ± .0015 mm/mm (± .0015 in/in), whichever is greater).