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3D Printing

Parts, Tools, Devices, Art.
Bring just about any vision to life in record speed.

Manufacturing, Revolutionized.

3D printing – a form of additive manufacturing – is a transformative approach that takes digital ideas and translates them into real-world, tangible objects.

The ability to create cost-effective rapid-prototypes, or even short-run end-use products, has led to incredible advances in the construction, manufacturing, architectural design, and medical industries.

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Types of 3D Prints Available

Plastic 3D Prints

  • Cost-Effective Models
  • More durable end product compared to powder 3D prints
  • Wide variety of materials incl. PLA, CPE, ABS, TPU, and ASA

Plastic 3D Prints

Powder 3D Prints

  • High Resolution Models
  • Full-color finished products
  • Prints do not require supports, allowing for small-scale, complex prints

Powder 3D Prints

Resin 3D Prints

  • High Resolution models
  • Durable finished products
  • Quicker printing time when compared to printing with filaments

Resin 3D Prints

And More...

As technology advances, our library of printing materials increases. Have a specific material in mind? Contact us to discuss.

Additional Services


File Fixing

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Scan-to-BIM 3D Modeling

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Laser Cutting

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Clay-Model Renderings

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Artistic Renderings

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Photo-Realistic Rendering

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Model Making

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Equipment Sales

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Managed 3D Print Services

Design Services

Have an idea, but not sure how to bring it to life? Let us help.

Our in-house 3D designers specialize in creating digital 3D models specifically set-up for print. While their models can be visually stunning, what sets our designers apart is their technical knowledge.

When setting up your file, they will take into account:

  • Ensuring the model is "water tight"
  • The geometry of the 3D model. This is to ensure that the final printed piece is structurally sound as well as true to your vision.
  • Assembly. If your final model is larger than the 3D printer's build volume, we will set up your model to print objects in tiles or fragments. These separately printed pieces can then be glued together by our technicians.

Beyond Print.

In addition to 3D models meant for print, we also offer the following rendering services:

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Clay Models

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Artistic Renderings

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Photo-Realistic Models


Frequently Asked Questions

Our 3D printers accept .STL file formats scaled in millimeters. We work with a variety of programs that can import and export many different file types. Some common file types and programs we work with include:

  • Rhinoceros 3D (.3dm)
  • AutoCAD (.dwg)
  • 3DS Studio Max (.3ds)
  • Maya (.mb)
  • Z-Brush (.zbr)
  • Blender (.blend)
  • .obj files

No Limits

Well, almost. Although we can create essentially any end product, there are certain things to keep in mind.


Build Volume

One thing to keep in mind is the printer's build volume. If the size of your end product is larger than the 3D printer, our 3D experts will rework your model in or to print your objects in tiles or fragments. These pieces are then adhered together by our technicians.



There is not a specific type of shape that cannot be printed in 3D printers, but some geometries are easier or cleaner to print than others. Most 3D printers create an object layer-by-layer, and these layers can sometimes be seen or felt, particularly along curved surfaces. Under and overhangs add complexity and time to a 3D print.

What to Expect From Your Print (Most Common)

Ultimaker S5Stratasys F370ProJet 660 Pro
Type of PrintingFDMFDMMulti-Jet Fusion
MaterialPlastic: PLA, CPEPlastic: ABC, ASA, TPUPowder
ColorOne ColorOne ColorFull Color
Visually Clear

"I wanted to thank BluEdge for their expertise in 3D. It really eases my mind that we have someone to turn to when we need assistance with getting files ready to print. The wrap of the SketchUp file worked perfectly and the customer was super impressed."
Rapid Reproductions
"We were very pleased at the expediency and quality of work that BluEdge delivered to us. The 3D printing experience was successful from start to finish. BluEdge has a robust amount of resources and options to produce just the model you are looking for."
LLB Architects
"It was a unique process to learn first hand how today's 3D printers work and process information. I got a chance to get a closer look today and it is remarkable the fine detail that you can produce."
Daroff Design


We're always proud of the work we do, but we just can't help but to have a couple of favorites. Check out some our past work.

Contact Us

Have a question? We'd love to hear from you!

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