We are a small team of industrial designers, engineers and artists collaborating to provide you with the best quality 3dprinted parts.

“Printing and selling small batch hardware is going to be the future.” Quote by John Biggs

Looking for multiples of about the same part but don’t want to spend ££££ on an hard cnc tool or silicon tool. 3D Printing at Magicmodel is an excellent solution to small batch runs of 100 and less and personal manufacturing.

3DPrinting has a great hype surrounding it at the moment and quality can vary from tech to tech.

From our experience the big companies boast very high resolutions which increases peoples’ expectations of the final product.

We believe that one needs to lower one’s expectations so that when the part is received these expectations are met. That means the part is not going to be as smooth as an injection molded part and it will also be not precision engineered to the high tolerances achievable from CNC machining.

It is going to be a very bright future for people who wish to have their imagination see where they would go. We are working with some amazing machines and they are affordable too. it just seems like a massive cost and price difference between 3dsystems 3d printing machines and Ender3’s 3d machines.

You need to consider that 3dsystems 3d printing machines are £500,000 and can make a part exactly the same as an Ender 3 £140. This enormous difference in price and cost is mind blowing. Considering the 3dsystems sla parts are created using photo-curable epoxy resin which costs £1500 for 10 Kgs, meaning £150 per Kg. And PLA or ABS strong filament will cost £10 per Kg. The universe has changed the world of 3d printing.

Well I suppose that a lot of patents went out of date for 3d systems and they could not be renewed so this is why 3d home printing has been taken over and improved by Fused Deposition Modelling FDM. It’s quite commonly, or early on, called reprap. However Formlabs seem to have taken the principles of 3dsystems stereo-lithography machines and turned it upside down. A very nice machine making lots of nice parts, although I would consider the material properties would be weaker and softer that PLA.

In November 2012, Formlabs was sued by the industrial 3D printing giant 3D Systems that claimed rights to the stereolithography technology that the Form 1 uses. Here is a link to the formlabs wikipedia…..very interesting.

We stay up late and get the job done….if that is what it takes. Our machines build your model through the night and the y are dedicated.

Magicmodel was set up through a passion for model figures and realised from an early age of reading comic books and walking past the hobby shop on the way home from school and drooling over all those amazingly detailed and painted models and maquettes and comiquettes of Batman, Superman, and Dioramas from movie scenes like Reservoir Dogs.

What is the difference between 3d printing and rapid prototyping?

Answer: nothing…….well actually a few hundred pounds!

 

Magicmodel – “Driving down the cost of rapid prototyping”

We are using Netfabb Studio software to repair your broken files for free. Whether they have missing surfaces or too many triangles magicmodel can help make your STL files print with ease.

3DPrinting has a great hype surrounding it at the moment and quality can vary from tech to tech. From my experience the big companies boast very high resolutions which increases peoples’ expectations of the final product. I believe we need to lower our expectations so that when we receive the part, they will be met.

 

3D Printing never sleeps