In which file format am I supposed to send the models?
In the first instance the file format should be .stl or .obj. These are compatible with most of the 3D-programs.
How precisely can you print?
Printing resolution is 0.01-0.25mm using our best printers.
How large parts can be printed?
The size of a singular part depends of the machine's printing dimensions. Our printer for industrial level needs, Raise 3D N2 PLUS has the printing dimensions of 300mm x 300mm x 600mm.
What are the payment methods?
For businesses, municipalities and states the term is 7-14 days using billing. Odeal Oy is our billing service. For private customers we have card, cash, PayPal and billing as options in our store and on the internet. Mailing is done by billing for private customers and businesses alike.
Is it possible to postpone due date of payment?
Yes it is! If customer tells us in advance they need more time it should be possible.
Can I pay with instalment?
Yes you can. We can make a deal when your purchase is 100€ and up.
If I order more products, will it get cheaper?
Yes it will. When purchasing over 100 units/products the price per unit will be calculated off using printing machine refill rate.
How big can the model/print be?
The maximum dimensions for a single print are 60cm x 30cm x 30cm. Big prints can be dismantled into smaller models and then be connected again after printing. The biggest print made from parts in our store has been 200cm x 200cm x 350cm.
What kinds of products can be printed?
Almost everything that insn't against the law can be printed.
Is 3D printing plactic parts expensive?
3D printing plastic is cheaper and smarter in many ways compared to mould method or mechanization. The cost effectiveness of 3D printing is a combination of flexibility, pace and low risk level of production. Even if price per unit would be higher compared to injection molding, for example, big savings can be made 3D printing when big initial investments and storage costs aren't relevant. The amount of units made can be precisely the amount needed when printing.
Are the products durable?
Printed items are mechanically very durable and also tolerate many chemicals.
How fast are my purchases delivered?
Actual printing will take its time which depends on palnning and size of model. When thinking of the process as whole, 3D-printing is generally swift way to make items. No other tools are needed, so its faster to get started and first units can be used or sold sooner.
We at Viikinkikone will deliver products usually within 3-7 days from order. The speed of process is also increased off the fact that by printing, the finished products are ready "fresh from oven."
Is 3D-printing suitable for serial production?
Many people might still have the opinion of 3D-printing to be more suitable for making prototypes. This, however, was the truth about 10 years ago. Nowadays bigger items can be made considering cost efficiency. Rarely it is thought, that it's cost efficient to print thousands of small plactic parts.
When making large amounts units it is recommended to calculate (at us in Viikinkikone) a price for also the option of 3D-printing the parts.
What kinds of plastic parts would be convenient to print?
With our FDM-tenchique (fused filament fabrication) almost any kind of shapes can be made. When 3D printing, the kinds of products that cannot normally be factory made can still be 3D printed without increase in costs. Only size and construction strength can set certain sorts of limits to producing. This means that complexity of the product doesn't actually cost anything - unlike in traditional factory used methods where simplicity is the best choice.
It could be said, that as rule of thumb, the smaller each plastic product is the more profitable it usually is to 3D print it. Also storage costs can be avoided.