Mini-Buddy Prints: Good-to-know information about our awesome technology!
Each lifelike 3D-printed Mini-Buddy is a uniquely manufactured product and made-to-order. You may see slight colour deviations between the model in your 3D-viewer and the final print product. These occur due to the special print manufacturing process, that is subjected to technical constraints. Depending on the scale, there will be differences in the level of details visible, i.e. the larger the prints the more details can be printed and seen.
Material option 1 – Colour Jet Printing (composite powder)/ “sandstone”
The composite material full-colour prints (CJP – Colour Jet Printing) leave the printer fully coloured, using a fine powdered composite material that resembles sandstone. The print itself is carried out layer by layer and the sandstone material is painted and adhered during the process. We are using modern 3D Systems ProJet Pro printer technology and we print based on the CMYK colour spectrum (390,000 distinct colours) to a resolution of 600×540 dpi. The maximum build size of the parts is 254×381×203 mm and the layer thickness is between 0.089 – 0.102 mm.
Sandstone is a brittle material with a rough surface that must be handled with care. Exposure to water may cause fading, however, our protective, matt coating will provide some resistance to water, moisture and UV-rays. Ideally you keep the figurine away from direct exposure to sunlight (e.g. avoid placing by the window).
This options is the most cost-effective full-colour print solution and great when working under tight project budgets.
Once the customer approves the final model version, the turnaround time will be approx. 12 – 15 business days.
Express processing is available (8 business days, but subject to +20% charge)
Material option 2: Full-Colour Polyjet Printing (photo-polymer / resin)
Full-Colour polyjet is a rigid plastic material printed on the powerful Stratasys J750 3D-printer. The printer uses polyjet technology by jetting photo-polymer materials in ultra-thin layers onto a build tray, layer by layer until the model is completed. Each photo-polymer layer is cured by UV light immediately after being jetted, producing fully cured models. The result is a clear (matt) plastic-like look, achieving 500,000 colour combinations (opaque, vivid full-colour).
Compared to CJP (material option 1) polyjet has better mechanical properties, chemical resistance, more vivid colours, smoother surface and offers finer details over all.
Turnaround time and express processing options are the same as material option 1.
Safety & Health instructions:
The figurines are unsuitable for playing and should be kept out of reach of small children.
Do not lick, swallow or eat parts of the figure as it may cause health issues including but not limited to suffocation and poisoning.
If the figure breaks and/or shatters please be aware that it could have sharp edges that may cause injuries when touched. Please dispose of the figure properly in this case.
As this product contains flammable material please keep it away from heat or fire.
Product care instructions:
Keep out of direct sunlight for extended periods of time to prevent colours from fading.
Keep away from water and humid conditions as this may damage the surface of the figure and causes the colours to fade as well.
Only clean with a dry soft cloth.