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A wide variety of 3D printed materials and processes are available at Xometry
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3D Printing Guide

Xometry Online 3D Printing Service: High Quality Prototypes and Production Parts

Xometry offers an industry-leading 3D printing service. Whether you need prototypes or production parts, we can make them for you on demand in as fast as a day. We are your one-stop-shop for accurate, precise custom 3D printed parts at an affordable price. Upload your 3D CAD file to get an online quote and lead time within seconds. We print everything from single prototypes to thousands of production-grade parts.


We use the latest additive manufacturing technology to build affordable functional parts in over 60 metals and plastics. Xometry offers eight high-quality 3D printing processes including selective laser sintering, fused deposition modeling, stereolithography, direct metal laser sintering, polyjet, Carbon DLS, binder jet metal, and HP Multi Jet Fusion. We use commercial and industrial-grade printers such as Stratasys Fortus 900mc and Fortus 450 FDM, EOS Polymer Laser Sintering (SLS) and DMLS, Concept Laser, SLM Solutions, 3D Systems, ExOne, and more. For a great introduction to additive manufacturing, please visit our Complete Guide to 3D Printing.

Metal 3D printing and plastic 3D printing services available at Xometry

Thermoplastic 3D Printing

Xometry Capability

Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) 3D Printing Service

Upload your CAD file to get instant quotes on SLS nylon parts. Parts ship in as fast as 1 day. Free shipping on all US orders.

Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) 3D Printing Service
HP MJF 3D printed parts

HP Multi Jet Fusion (MJF) 3D Printing Service

Guaranteed Quality Prototypes and Production Parts
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HP Multi Jet Fusion (MJF) 3D Printing Service
FDM 3D printed ABS-M30 blue jigs for BMW

Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) 3D Printing Service

High Quality Large Format FDM 3D Printing
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Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) 3D Printing Service

Thermoset 3D Printing

Stereolithography SLA materials have a variety of engineered properties for function and cosmetics

Stereolithography (SLA) 3D Printing Service

High-Resolution Prototypes in Days
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Stereolithography (SLA) 3D Printing Service
Carbon Digital Light Synthesis™ (DLS™) makes production parts without tooling

Carbon Digital Light Synthesis™ (DLS™) 3D Printing Service

High-Performing Prototypes and Serialized Production Parts
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Carbon Digital Light Synthesis™ (DLS™) 3D Printing Service
PolyJet Part

PolyJet 3D Printing Service

Prototypes and Simulated Overmold Parts in as Fast as 1 Day
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PolyJet 3D Printing Service

Metal 3D Printing

Direct Metal Laser Sintered (DMLS) Part

Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS) 3D Printing Service

Upload your CAD files to get an instant quote on metal prototypes and production parts. Parts ship in 3-5 days. Free shipping on all US orders.

Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS) 3D Printing Service
Xometry Capability

Metal Binder Jetting 3D Printing Service

Upload your CAD files to get an instant quote on parts. Parts ship in 10 days. Free shipping on all US orders.

Metal Binder Jetting 3D Printing Service

The Best 3D Printing Material Selection

Plastic 3D printing in Multi Jet Fusion nylon
Durable Nylon
Plastic 3D printing in Multi Jet Fusion nylon

Nylon is one of the most versatile options for 3D printing with great feature detail and performance.

ABS and ASA
FDM Part

ABS and ASA 3D prints have a variety of colors and are a staple to 3D printed plastics.

ULTEM 9085 and ULTEM 1010
tan fdm ultem

Tough, heat resistant, and durable ULTEM is engineered to withstand the most rigorous environments.

Elastomers and Rubber-like Materials
Carbon Mesh

3D printed TPE and silicone-based elastomers give rubber parts without the need for tooling.

Metal 3D Prints
DMLS aluminum sample part

3D printed metal parts can achieve complex geometries without a sacrifice in performance.

Multi-Material Parts
Multi material polyjet 3D printing services

PolyJet 3D can combine multiple properties in a single print for overmolds and other cosmetic features.

Materials for all Applications
3D Printed Parts

Xometry has the widest variety of industrial 3D printing materials available for instant quoting.

Commercial industrial 3D printing services

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Applications of 3D Printing

Concept models

Concept Models

The speed and versatility of 3D Printing lets product developers create physical snapshots of their designs through the iterative process.

Fast parts and fast shipping

Rapid Prototyping

3D Printing can be used to create fully-functional prototypes, complete with moving parts, as well as all-in-one assemblies.

Digital manufacturing

Direct Digital Manufacturing

The high accuracy and consistency of 3D printing makes it an ideal way to build production quantities of discrete or customized parts.

Advantages of 3D Printing

3D printed FDM jig in ABS-M30 red with COTS handle
Rapid Turnaround
3D printed FDM jig in ABS-M30 red with COTS handle

Parts can typically be shipped in as little as 1 day, allowing for faster design iterations and speed to market.

Durability
Metal 3D printing stainless steel DMLS propeller impeller

3D printing can offer great impact strength, medium flexibility, and high resistance to environmental factors.

Complex Geometry
Selective Laser Sintering

Geometries can be built more easily due to the 3D printing process, adding complexity without additional cost.

Precision
accura clearvue

3D printing can achieve precise parts and feature details.

Part Production
Carbon Digital Light Synthesis (DLS) makes production parts without tooling

3D printing with Xometry helps you produce end-use parts on-demand, increasing throughput.

Scalability
Fused deposition modeling FDM production of parts in large format 3D printing build

With 3D printing, you can make a single part or component as easily as dozens of production pieces.

3D Printing General Tolerances

General Guidelines when Designing for 3D Printing
DescriptionTolerance Notes

Part Size

Xometry can accomodate 3D printing up to 24" x 36" x 36" without the need to split and bond parts.

Minimum Feature Size

0.030" - 0.060" is typical.

Minimum Wall Thickness

0.020" - 0.060" is typical.

Clearance Between Features

At least 0.030"

Please check out Xometry's Manufacturing Standards for more information on tolerances per process.

What is 3D Printing?

What is 3D Printing?

3D printing is a manufacturing process where materials are joined together to make objects from 3D model data (CAD). Typically, 3D printing is a layer-by-layer process where part geometries are “grown,” fusing with the previous layer. 3D printing processes can build objects in plastics, photopolymers, reaction polymers, composites, metal, glass, and other materials.

    Commercial 3D printing services

    A Brief History Of 3D Printing

    Additive manufacturing, also called 3D Printing, began in earnest in the early 1980s. The first patent application for an additive rapid prototyping technology was filed by Dr. Hideo Kodama in Japan in 1980, though he did not receive a patent due to his failure to submit the full patent specification within one year.

    In July of 1984, a group of French inventors filed a patent for stereolithography (SLA) 3D printing - a process in which layers are added to a part curing photopolymers with ultraviolet light lasers. The French patent was later abandoned due to Three weeks later, Chuck Hull, an American working who later founded 3D Systems, filed his own patent for SLA. Hull also invented the STL file format.

    In the late ‘80s 3D printing took another step forward. In 1987, Carl Deckard of the University of Texas filed a patent for Selective Laser Sintering; his application was granted in 1989.

    Next, S. Scott Crump, the founder of Stratasys, developed fused deposition modeling (FDM) in 1988. Stratasys was granted the patent in 1992 and soon after would launch one of the first commercially successful FDM machines. In addition, EOS, another prominent 3D printer company, was founded by Hans Langer in 1989.

    Through the ‘90s and early 2000s, new technologies continued to be introduced, thought most were focused on expensive industrial applications. Companies like Solidscape, ZCorporation and Arcam were launched during this period and the selective laser melting (SLM) process was developed during this time. The market for both high-end printers and more prototyping-focused, less expensive machines both grew in this era.

    It took years - until 2009 - that the first widely available commercial 3D printers went on sale. It was also about this time that the first commercial 3d printing services began to appear. Since this time, both industrial and personal 3D machines have improved in quality and gotten less expensive. In 2013, two NASA employees Samantha Snabes and Matthew Fiedler launched their large-format, affordable 3D printer, Gigabot and a new company called re:3D. Since then, 3D printers have become even more accessible.

    The 3D printing services space continued to grow with the launch of Xometry in 2014. Since then, Xometry has offered instant quotes on custom parts with fast lead times to everyone from solo entrepreneurs to Fortune 500 companies. Xometry now offers eight 3D printing processes: selective laser sintering, fused deposition modeling, stereolithography, direct metal laser sintering (metal), binder jet metal, polyJet 3D, and HP multi jet fusion.

    Why Choose Xometry for 3D Printing?

    Massive Network Capacity

    Endless Options

    Choose from millions of possible combinations of materials, finishes, tolerances, markings, and certifications for your order.

    Instant Quoting Engine

    Easy to Use

    Get your parts delivered right to your door without the hassle of sourcing, project management, logistics, or shipping.

    Guaranteed Quality

    Guaranteed Quality

    We back every part we ship with the Xometry Quality Guarantee. Job One at Xometry is making your custom parts to your specifications.

    3D Printed Part

    Become an additive expert with our Complete Guide to 3D Printing

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