Putting the Pedal to the Metal: Metal 3D Printing is Faster than Ever
by Aura | February 6, 2018
The good news for metal 3D printing doesn’t stop with our brand new finish for brass – Untreated Brass – because from now on you can also get aluminum and titanium prints in less time!
We know that timing matters and that’s why:
- We have reduced our lead times for aluminum. Your prints will now be shipped as of 12 business days.
- We are back on track with our titanium lead times. The delays in our lead times are now a thing of the past. The prints will be shipped as of 11 business days.
Get an instant quote and estimated shipping date for your aluminum and titanium prints just by uploading your 3D models to our 3D printing platform.
You can also read more about aluminum and titanium in this article on metal 3D printing and discover all the possibilities of the technology.
Lead times explained
What are lead times?
The lead times that you can find on our website refer to the timespan between the placement of your online order up until the moment your 3D prints are shipped. The lead time will indicate the date when your prints will be shipped from our premises to your delivery address.
Do lead times include weekends?
No, lead times are calculated in business days, which means Monday to Friday (with the exception of Belgian public holidays).
How are lead times calculated?
The lead times or working days needed to print your orders depend on the complexity of the models, the material and the finish of your prints. Read the material pages for the material of your choice to know how much extra time a specific finish will take for your 3D prints to be ready.
Are lead times the same as delivery times?
No, the lead time is the time we need to print and finish your order. The delivery time is the time it will take for the order to arrive at your address. This will depend on your location and the delivery service that you chose.
Are lead times always exact?
As we mentioned, there are many factors that can play a role in the printing process of your order. To know the exact estimated shipping date, check the date that will appear when you place your order on our 3D printing platform.
Which material is faster?
We know approximately which materials have faster lead times, but again, the working days needed for a print will depend on the complexity of the design and the finish you choose. In general, you can follow these indications:
|Polyamide Priority (SLS)||In 48 hours|
|Polyamide (MJF)||As of 4 business days|
|Polyamide (SLS)||As of 6 business days|
|Silver||As of 7 business days|
|Alumide||As of 8 business days|
|Rubber-like||As of 8 business days|
|Standard Resin||As of 8 business days|
|Gray Resin||As of 8 business days|
|Mammoth Resin||As of 8 business days|
|Transparent Resin||As of 8 business days|
|Gold||As of 8 business days|
|ABS||As of 8 business days|
|High- Detail Resin||As of 8 business days|
|Steel||As of 10 business days|
|Brass||As of 10 business days|
|Bronze||As of 10 business days|
|Copper||As of 10 business days|
|Titanium||As of 11 business days|
|High-Detail Stainless Steel||As of 12 business days|
|Aluminum||As of 12 business days|
Take advantage of our reduced lead times for aluminum and titanium! Upload your models to our platform and get an estimated shipping date and an instant quote for your 3D prints.