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About Us

10D makes world-class 3D printing more accessible to everyone through automation, innovation and digitization.

About 10D

10D is your go to 3D printing platform, for realizing your ideas. We are dedicated to giving you the very best 3D printing service, with a focus on customer satisfaction, printing quality and providing an affordable service.

Our Products

Our line of 3D products are made precisely to meet our customers’ needs. In 10D, we are keen to bring the highest quality products to life with our fleet of 3d printers. We focus on the smallest details in our printed products, for the smallest details make the biggest differences.

Providing an opportunity for enthusiasts to realize their ideas.

10D offers an environment in which designers, engineers and hobbyists can bring their ideas to life with our state of the art fleet of 3D printers. The process of turning ideas into reality is only clicks away.

Encouraging innovation

10D gives designers a fee for each design they uploaded and was printed through the platform. Hence, encouraging them to come up with high quality and versatile designs.

Vision

To create an environment for enthusiasts to realize their ideas and craft them into reality. We are keen on meeting our customers’ needs by providing them a fast, high quality and affordable service.

 

3D printing

3D printing, or additive manufacturing, is the construction of a three-dimensional object from a CAD model or a digital 3D model. The term "3D printing" can refer to a variety of processes in which material is deposited, joined or solidified under computer control to create a three-dimensional object, with material being added together (such as plastics, liquids or powder grains being fused together), typically layer by layer.

In the 1980s, 3D printing techniques were considered suitable only for the production of functional or aesthetic prototypes, and a more appropriate term for it at the time was rapid prototyping. As of 2019, the precision, repeatability, and material range of 3D printing have increased to the point that some 3D printing processes are considered viable as an industrial-production technology, whereby the term additive manufacturing can be used synonymously with 3D printing. One of the key advantages of 3D printing is the ability to produce very complex shapes or geometries that would be otherwise impossible to construct by hand, including hollow parts or parts with internal truss structures to reduce weight. Fused deposition modeling (FDM), which uses a continuous filament of a thermoplastic material, is the most common 3D printing process in use as of 2020.

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Modeling

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3D printable models may be created with a computer-aided design (CAD) package, via a 3D scanner, or by a plain digital camera and photogrammetry software. 3D printed models created with CAD result in relatively fewer errors than other methods. Errors in 3D printable models can be identified and corrected before printing.

The manual modeling process of preparing geometric data for 3D computer graphics is similar to plastic arts such as sculpting. 3D scanning is a process of collecting digital data on the shape and appearance of a real object, creating a digital model based on it.

CAD models can be saved in the stereolithography file format (STL), a CAD file format for additive manufacturing that stores data based on triangulations of the surface of CAD models. A newer CAD file format, the Additive Manufacturing File format (AMF) was introduced in 2011 to solve this problem. It stores information using curved triangulations.

 

Printing

Before printing a 3D model from an STL file, it must first be examined for errors. Most CAD applications produce errors in output STL files

  1. holes
  2. faces normals
  3. self-intersections
  4. noise shells
  5. manifold errors

Generally STLs that have been produced from a model obtained through 3D scanning often have more of these errors as 3D scanning is often achieved by point to point acquisition/mapping. 3D reconstruction often includes errors.

Once completed, the STL file needs to be processed by a piece of software called a "slicer," which converts the model into a series of thin layers and produces a G-code file containing instructions tailored to a specific type of 3D printer (FDM printers). This G-code file can then be printed with 3D printing client software (which loads the G-code, and uses it to instruct the 3D printer during the 3D printing process).

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Finishing

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Though the printer-produced resolution is sufficient for many applications, greater accuracy can be achieved by printing a slightly oversized version of the desired object in standard resolution and then removing material using a higher-resolution subtractive process.

Some printable polymers such as ABS, allow the surface finish to be smoothed and improved using chemical vapor processes[59] based on acetone or similar solvents.

Some additive manufacturing techniques are capable of using multiple materials in the course of constructing parts. These techniques are able to print in multiple colors and color combinations simultaneously, and would not necessarily require painting.

All of the commercialized metal 3D printers involve cutting the metal component off the metal substrate after deposition. A new process for the GMAW 3D printing allows for substrate surface modifications to remove aluminum or steel.

 

Applications

In the current scenario, 3D printing or additive manufacturing has been used in manufacturing, medical, industry and sociocultural sectors (Cultural Heritage, etc.) which facilitate 3D printing or Additive Manufacturing to become successful commercial technology. More recently, 3D printing has also been used in the humanitarian and development sector to produce a range of medical items, prosthetics, spares and repairs. The earliest application of additive manufacturing was on the toolroom end of the manufacturing spectrum. For example, rapid prototyping was one of the earliest additive variants, and its mission was to reduce the lead time and cost of developing prototypes of new parts and devices, which was earlier only done with subtractive toolroom methods such as CNC milling, turning, and precision grinding. In the 2010s, additive manufacturing entered production to a much greater extent.

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