Pittsburgh3DPrints.com

Born in Pittsburgh; Serving the World.

3D Printing and Parts Manufacturing

We serve individuals and businesses alike.

Precision printing delivered to your door.

Thanks for stopping by Pittsburgh3DPrints!

We have a quick and easy to use website, because we value your time as much as we value ours!

We are open and using controlled, safe methods to keep our customers happy during the Covid-19 Pandemic. All orders are treated with UVC light and Microban before they are shipped unless requested by the customer.

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Have a custom project you'd like to talk about?

Have a general question?

Need Customer Support?

Email us at mlockpro@protonmail.com

Click Here For Our 3D Printing Quality Policy

Our Quality Policy for 3D Printing Services

All custom project customers are entitled to a demo print, which will show an approximate finished result using customer defined or calculated settings. Made to order prints are listed as inventory on our online marketplaces, and are not entitled to free samples with exception to bulk orders (50+).

This quality policy applies to every product manufactured by pittsburgh3d prints. (Bulk, Custom, Made to Order or Other)

Experimental or A-typical designs made by 3rd party designers may warrant exceptions to these policies which will be addressed as needed in good faith.

Products are not considered defective if:

  • There are visible lines, to the naked eye, from layers after printing.  (We strive to minimize these and be as smooth as possible)

  • There are traces of surface treatment due to the support structures which were used during printing.   (We can print many types of supports, and often remove every trace of them, but it depends on the individual model being printed. We normally try to print with no or very little supports.)

  • The presence of thin filaments on the surface of the printed object.  (These are caused by variations in filament diameter, density, humidity and other factors; and can be removed with a hot air dryer on low, we do this as a free courtesy for you)

  • The internal structure can be visible through the glimpse of light.  

  • Traces of lines where the printer goes from one layer to the next layer.

  • Visible distinct lines on the bottom surface of the 3D object.

  • Unless otherwise specified, the positional accuracy (difference between positions of 3D printed part’s surface compared to the position of the 3D model's surface) is not more than 0.3mm.

    1. [If printing positional accuracy is not defined by the customer, your values will be calculated by several different slicing programs, and the optimal values will be used. Typically, this is within 0.1mm to 0.2mm

    2. Values lower than 0.1 will be individually considered depending on the complexity of the part. Values lower than 0.1 will result in slower completion times, which could impact bulk orders. We will advise you of this before the first object is printed.

Products are considered to be defective if:

  • Top surfaces are not closed properly or come out bumpy unintentionally.  (This is cause to abort the print and recalibrate the printer.)

  • Irregular circles: Circles come out misshapen and lines are not properly touching.  (This is cause to abort the print and recalibrate the printer.)

  • Corners of the 3D Print lift and detach from the platform.  (This is cause to abort the print and recalibrate the printer.)

  • Parts of the 3D Print shift along the X or Y axis.  (This is cause to abort the print and recalibrate or repair the printer.)

  • 3D Prints gradually lean over unintentionally. (This is cause to abort the print and recalibrate the printer.)

  • Under extrusion is evident on the walls or infill of the print for more than .01mm length in any direction or continuously at any point. (This is cause to abort the print and recalibrate the printer nozzle.)

  • Parts of or entire walls of the print are not fused and touching.  (This is cause to abort the print and recalibrate the printer.)

  • The lowest parts of the print appear to shrink before reaching the proper dimensions.  (This is cause to abort the print and recalibrate the printer.)

  • First layer not sticking/parts are coming loose.  (We level the printer before each print and actively prevent this)

  • Stringing: Unwanted thick strands of the plastic span across the print.  (Not 'fuzz' more like 'strings')

  • Ugly overhangs: The lower surface of overhangs come out ugly.  

  • Lines are overly visible or spaced apart on the first layer.  

  • Very thin strands of plastic appear on the surface of the print.

  • The resolution, infill and wall thickness stipulated by the customer is not met (Design Review and Confirmation will be requested, and we will reprint the object at no charge)

Post-processing:  

Despite the fact that 3D printing parts are produced from filament using FDM-technology, the surface of the final product cannot be expected to be perfectly smooth. To improve it, the following methods are suggested:  

  • Print with the highest resolution possible for the printer (For example, the resolution of the Ultimaker’s 2 is 20 microns - 0.02 mm). However, such settings may result in different printing defects and significantly lengthen the time of printing.  

  • Post-processing. The surface can be smoothed out by sanding it with sandpaper or refining it with a needle-file, however, you should be cautious of dust.

    1. We typically lightly finish every print so they look and feel nice out of the box, at no charge.  

  • Treatment with different solvents. The surface can be smoothed out perfectly by using solvents, such as acetone for ABS-plastic or Dichloromethane for PLA-plastic (relatively toxic). The print can be dipped into a container with a solvent or treated with vapor. It is important to keep in mind that solvents can dissolve the outer layers of the 3D Model more than is necessary, thus ruining it. When working with solvents one has to be extremely careful.  All work must be carried out in a well-ventilated room. Also, one should use safety equipment to protect eyes, respiratory organs, and skin.

    1. We are an eco-conscious company, and do not work with certain solvents unless individually agreed upon my both parties to be absolutely essential for the print to work. Whenever possible, we avoid this method of post-processing.

Packaging Standards:

We promise to:

  • Use sturdy and undamaged boxes with all flaps intact.

  • Use double-wall boxes for heavier items.

  • Wrap items individually with cushioning material and center them in cartons away from other items and away from the sides, corners, top, and bottom of the box. Use adequate cushioning material. Small pieces items (for example chess sets) may be packaged together but will be wrapped to the degree necessary to prevent damage.

  • Place items that might be damaged by normal handling, such as soiling, marking, or application of adhesive labels, in a protective outer box.

  • Use fillers to fill void spaces and prevent movement of goods inside the box during shipping.

  • Use the H taping method for sealing your package. Close and tape the inner box using the H taping method. This will help prevent accidental opening.

  • Restrict product movement inside the box using a filler like crumpled newspaper, loose fill peanuts, or other cushioning material.

  • Ship fragile products individually, wrapping them in a minimum 3" thickness of an air-cellular cushioning material.

  • Fill any void spaces with more cushioning material.

  • Wrap all items separately

  • Use strong tape designed for shipping

  • Use a single address label that has clear, complete delivery and return information

  • Sterilize your product before packaging with both UVC light and Microban disinfectant spray unless requested not to do so.

Need help? Don't know what to ask for?

Is this the first time you've heard of 3D printing???

That's okay. We are totally used to that.

In fact, the foundations of 3D printing date all the way back to the 80's (like our CEO). But only in the 1990's did it become tuned, portable, and computer driven the way we recognize today (Again, like our CEO).

Here in the present, 3D printing can be a hobby or a profession, the difference between the two being dramatic.... Quality control, harmonious mechanical and thermodynamic precision, near-fanatical dedication to routine maintenance, and scalability are what you'll need to be a pro.

If you send us a big enough project, we can literally build a printer around your project's design, allowing us to dedicate a printer to your needs. We can travel to where the printer might be needed as well, which is basically like a mini factory on wheels.

Our in house printers are heavily upgraded, finely-tuned professional series printers - and they are printing with 95% uptime. In fact, the printers work more than we do (we promise...we mostly stare at them in amazement).

Check your Wishlist on Amazon and other shopping places - we can probably make a custom version of it for you, right here in the good ol' USA.

CAR PARTS

  • Something broken on your car that the dealer wants a million dollars for? That's our favorite stuff to make ;)

PARTIES

  • Custom decorations for that birthday cake?

    • It'll be about $20 shipped.

  • Party favors?

    • We can make 'em All. Day. Long.

GADGETRY AND NERD STUFF

  • Custom phone case?

    • Yep, you want a watch or gaming PC case with that too?

  • Secret Compartments and Other Cool Stuff?

    • Yes, we love those! Would you like wood or plastic?

KITCHEN

Busted a part on your dishwasher and they want tons of money for it?

    • Well make it for you for 20% of the cost and send you extras. We won't do your dishes.

We invite your challenges and unique projects!

Have questions?

Good. We like questions.

Want to have us make a picture into a lampshade or lithograph? (Yep, we can totally do that!)

Want a scale replica of you as a statue? (A bit weird, but ok...it's not impossible and your order is confidential.)

Want an estimate?

Email us at our secure email Mlockpro@protonmail.com

Click Here For Our 3D Printing Quality Policy

Our Quality Policy for 3D Printing Services

All custom project customers are entitled to a demo print, which will show an approximate finished result using customer defined or calculated settings. Made to order prints are listed as inventory on our online marketplaces, and are not entitled to free samples with exception to bulk orders (50+).

This quality policy applies to every product manufactured by pittsburgh3d prints. (Bulk, Custom, Made to Order or Other)

Experimental or A-typical designs made by 3rd party designers may warrant exceptions to these policies which will be addressed as needed in good faith.

Products are not considered defective if:

  • There are visible lines, to the naked eye, from layers after printing.  (We strive to minimize these and be as smooth as possible)

  • There are traces of surface treatment due to the support structures which were used during printing.   (We can print many types of supports, and often remove every trace of them, but it depends on the individual model being printed. We normally try to print with no or very little supports.)

  • The presence of thin filaments on the surface of the printed object.  (These are caused by variations in filament diameter, density, humidity and other factors; and can be removed with a hot air dryer on low, we do this as a free courtesy for you)

  • The internal structure can be visible through the glimpse of light.  

  • Traces of lines where the printer goes from one layer to the next layer.

  • Visible distinct lines on the bottom surface of the 3D object.

  • Unless otherwise specified, the positional accuracy (difference between positions of 3D printed part’s surface compared to the position of the 3D model's surface) is not more than 0.3mm.

    1. [If printing positional accuracy is not defined by the customer, your values will be calculated by several different slicing programs, and the optimal values will be used. Typically, this is within 0.1mm to 0.2mm

    2. Values lower than 0.1 will be individually considered depending on the complexity of the part. Values lower than 0.1 will result in slower completion times, which could impact bulk orders. We will advise you of this before the first object is printed.

Products are considered to be defective if:

  • Top surfaces are not closed properly or come out bumpy unintentionally.  (This is cause to abort the print and recalibrate the printer.)

  • Irregular circles: Circles come out misshapen and lines are not properly touching.  (This is cause to abort the print and recalibrate the printer.)

  • Corners of the 3D Print lift and detach from the platform.  (This is cause to abort the print and recalibrate the printer.)

  • Parts of the 3D Print shift along the X or Y axis.  (This is cause to abort the print and recalibrate or repair the printer.)

  • 3D Prints gradually lean over unintentionally. (This is cause to abort the print and recalibrate the printer.)

  • Under extrusion is evident on the walls or infill of the print for more than .01mm length in any direction or continuously at any point. (This is cause to abort the print and recalibrate the printer nozzle.)

  • Parts of or entire walls of the print are not fused and touching.  (This is cause to abort the print and recalibrate the printer.)

  • The lowest parts of the print appear to shrink before reaching the proper dimensions.  (This is cause to abort the print and recalibrate the printer.)

  • First layer not sticking/parts are coming loose.  (We level the printer before each print and actively prevent this)

  • Stringing: Unwanted thick strands of the plastic span across the print.  (Not 'fuzz' more like 'strings')

  • Ugly overhangs: The lower surface of overhangs come out ugly.  

  • Lines are overly visible or spaced apart on the first layer.  

  • Very thin strands of plastic appear on the surface of the print.

  • The resolution, infill and wall thickness stipulated by the customer is not met (Design Review and Confirmation will be requested, and we will reprint the object at no charge)

Post-processing:  

Despite the fact that 3D printing parts are produced from filament using FDM-technology, the surface of the final product cannot be expected to be perfectly smooth. To improve it, the following methods are suggested:  

  • Print with the highest resolution possible for the printer (For example, the resolution of the Ultimaker’s 2 is 20 microns - 0.02 mm). However, such settings may result in different printing defects and significantly lengthen the time of printing.  

  • Post-processing. The surface can be smoothed out by sanding it with sandpaper or refining it with a needle-file, however, you should be cautious of dust.

    1. We typically lightly finish every print so they look and feel nice out of the box, at no charge.  

  • Treatment with different solvents. The surface can be smoothed out perfectly by using solvents, such as acetone for ABS-plastic or Dichloromethane for PLA-plastic (relatively toxic). The print can be dipped into a container with a solvent or treated with vapor. It is important to keep in mind that solvents can dissolve the outer layers of the 3D Model more than is necessary, thus ruining it. When working with solvents one has to be extremely careful.  All work must be carried out in a well-ventilated room. Also, one should use safety equipment to protect eyes, respiratory organs, and skin.

    1. We are an eco-conscious company, and do not work with certain solvents unless individually agreed upon my both parties to be absolutely essential for the print to work. Whenever possible, we avoid this method of post-processing.

Packaging Standards:

We promise to:

  • Use sturdy and undamaged boxes with all flaps intact.

  • Use double-wall boxes for heavier items.

  • Wrap items individually with cushioning material and center them in cartons away from other items and away from the sides, corners, top, and bottom of the box. Use adequate cushioning material. Small pieces items (for example chess sets) may be packaged together but will be wrapped to the degree necessary to prevent damage.

  • Place items that might be damaged by normal handling, such as soiling, marking, or application of adhesive labels, in a protective outer box.

  • Use fillers to fill void spaces and prevent movement of goods inside the box during shipping.

  • Use the H taping method for sealing your package. Close and tape the inner box using the H taping method. This will help prevent accidental opening.

  • Restrict product movement inside the box using a filler like crumpled newspaper, loose fill peanuts, or other cushioning material.

  • Ship fragile products individually, wrapping them in a minimum 3" thickness of an air-cellular cushioning material.

  • Fill any void spaces with more cushioning material.

  • Wrap all items separately

  • Use strong tape designed for shipping

  • Use a single address label that has clear, complete delivery and return information

  • Sterilize your product before packaging with both UVC light and Microban disinfectant spray unless requested not to do so.