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Do we offer “Click and Collect”?2022-06-29T16:04:07+10:00

Yes, the address to collect is Visit front reception desk at Click Collective – 15 Cochranes Rd, Moorabbin Vic 3189.

How long until I will receive my order?2022-06-29T16:03:59+10:00

Within Australia – Parcel Post can take between 3-5 business days on average. Express Post is usually within 1-3 business days an average.

Internationally – if you order by air mail, you’ll receive your order in anywhere from 7 to 21 days on average, depending on where you are located in the world and the efficiency of your local postal services.

Countries like USA and UK receive much quicker than Canada or various European countries. If you ordered by EMS/ECI (Express Courier) you will receive within 2-7 Business days on average, regardless of where you are located in the world.

CURRENT STATE OF DELIVERY

As a result of the current situation worldwide due to the effects of Coronavirus, shipping has been greatly affected.

New delivery ETAs have been issued by Australia Post for internationally shipped packages.

For example, customers in the United States:

Standard shipping with Tracking: 25-35 business days

Express shipping with Tracking: 15-20 business days

For all other countries please refer to the Australia Post website:

https://auspost.com.au/about-us/news-media/important-updates/coronavirus/coronavirus-international-updates#international

 

What is the price range of 3D printer models?2022-06-29T16:01:52+10:00

3D printer models typically cost between $5 and $100, depending on the complexity and size of the model.

What is the price range of 3D printer resins?2022-06-29T16:01:46+10:00

3D printer resins typically cost between $30 and $100 per litre, depending on the type of material and manufacturer.

What is the price range of 3D printer services?2022-06-29T16:01:40+10:00

3D printer services typically cost between $0.50 and $5.00 per hour, depending on the type of machine, the complexity of the print job and the material being printed with.

Can I use my 3D printer to make money?2022-06-29T16:01:33+10:00

Yes, you can use your 3D printer to make money. There are a number of ways to do this, including selling 3D printed products online or setting up a 3D printing service business or 3d printer parts and components.

What is the slowest 3D printer?2022-06-29T16:01:26+10:00

The slowest 3D printers are typically desktop machines that print at speeds of around 40-60mm per second.

What is the fastest 3D printer?2022-06-29T16:01:20+10:00

Fast is a relative term and difficult to quantify as a fast machine may have very rapid movement systems but not necessarily print well or with high quality. There are a variety of factors that will affect how fast a printer can actually print.

What is the best 3D printer for beginners?2022-06-29T16:01:14+10:00

The best 3D printer for beginners will vary depending on your budget and specific use case and needs. Prusa 3D printers have a long history of high-quality machines with a very large community as well as official help channels and warranty for their machines. A budget-friendly option can be found from Creality with their Ender series of printers. Both have very large communities behind them.

What are some of the most popular brands of 3D printers?2022-06-29T16:01:08+10:00

Some of the most popular brands of 3D printers include MakerBot, Ultimaker, XYZprinting, and Formlabs.

What is the difference between a 3D printer kit and a pre-assembled 3D printer?2022-06-29T16:01:02+10:00

A 3D printer kit is a box of parts that you must assemble yourself in order to use the machine. A pre-assembled 3D printer is a fully functional machine that does not require any assembly.

What is the price range of 3D printer kits?2022-06-29T16:00:55+10:00

3D printer kits also vary widely in price, from as little as $200 to $5000 or more.

What are some of the most popular materials for 3D printing?2022-06-29T16:00:49+10:00

Some of the most popular materials for 3D printing include PLA (polylactic acid), ABS (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene), and PETG (polyethylene terephthalate glycol).

Can I use my 3D printer to print metal?2022-06-29T16:00:43+10:00

While metal 3D printers do exist, a plastic filament-based printer will not be able to print metal.

Can I use my 3D printer to print food?2022-06-29T16:00:35+10:00

Yes, you can use your 3D printer to print food. However, you will need to use feed-specific equipment to do so.

More information can be found here:

Do I need special software to use a 3D printer?2022-06-29T16:00:29+10:00

The type of software that you will be using most often in conjunction with your 3D printer is your slicer. The slicer is what translates a 3d model into movement and device operating instructions for your printer to execute and print your part. The slicer is also where you specify your printing parameters for your object and filament aswell like hotend and bed temperature. Line width, layer height, cooling fan levels and more.

How much does it cost to operate a 3D printer?2022-06-29T16:00:08+10:00

The cost of operating a 3D printer will vary depending on the type and size of the machine, as well as the cost of electricity in your area. In general, however, it may cost between $0.05 and $0.25 per hour to operate a 3D printer. It entirely depends on the power consumption of the machine and your cost per kw/h for electricity.

For example – if your printer draws 200w while printing:
200w x 24 hours = 4800w OR 4.8kw/h
4.8kwh x $0.3 per kwh = $1.44 per day

What is the price range of 3D printer filament?2022-06-29T15:59:54+10:00

3D printer filament varies widely in price, from around at the cheapest end you may sometimes find most materials like PLA/ABS/PETG from $15 to $50 per kilogram depending type and brand. However if looking at engineering plastics like nylons, carbon fibre, PEKK and PEEK you could be paying anywhere upto $400-500 / kg.

How much power does my 3D printer use?2022-06-29T15:59:47+10:00

The amount of power used by a 3D printer will vary depending on the type and size of the machine. This is affected most by the hotend heater cartridge and bed heater mat, and to a lesser degree the kind of electronics and motors within the printer.

What is the nozzle diameter of my 3D printer?2022-06-29T15:59:40+10:00

The nozzle diameter of a 3D printer is the width of the opening through which filament is extruded.

What is the layer height of my 3D printer?2022-06-29T15:59:33+10:00

The layer height of a 3D printer is the thickness of each individual layer that is printed by the machine. This is generally configured and set within the slicing software that you use when preparing your model into a gcode file.

What is the build volume of my 3D printer?2022-06-29T15:59:27+10:00

The build volume of a 3D printer is the maximum size of an object that can be printed by the machine. An example build area could be 120x120x120mm. This means the largest part you can print will be 120mm long, 120mm wide and 120mm tall.

Do I need to use a special filament with my 3D printer?2022-06-29T15:59:22+10:00

The type of filament you need to use with your 3D printer will depend on the type of machine you have as well as your specific use case for the part being printed. In general, however, FFF printers are all compatible and can print with a wide variety of materials including PLA, TPU, PETG, ABS and other filament.

What is the difference between an FFF and a DLP printer?2022-06-29T15:59:15+10:00

An FFF printer uses filaments of plastic that are melted and extruded through a nozzle to create the desired object. A DLP printer projects an image of the desired object onto a build platform, curing a photosensitive resin with each exposure.

What is the difference between an FFF and an SLA printer?2022-06-29T15:59:08+10:00

An FFF printer uses filaments made of plastic that are melted and extruded through a nozzle in a layer by layer fasion, to create the printed object. An SLA printer uses a laser to cure a photosensitive resin, layer by layer, to create the desired object.

What are some of the most popular types of 3D printers?2022-06-29T15:59:02+10:00

Some of the most popular types of 3D printers include FFF (fused filament fabrication) printers, SLA (stereolithography) printers, and DLP (digital light processing) printers.

FDM/FFF printers are generally the most common. While some SLA printers have come down in price a lot, the materials required for use as well as the hazards posed by the resins they use make them less appropriate for a person that is new to 3D printing. Filament-based printers are just as affordable, come in many varieties and have significantly cheaper materials.

How often do I need to calibrate my 3D printer?2022-06-29T15:58:50+10:00

There are several fields of calibration when it comes to 3D printers.

Mechanical calibration generally only needs to be tuned once and will stay the same as long as everything is fastened tightly.

Brand new belts can sometimes ‘break in’ and stretch a little during their first 10-20 hours of use, once tension is readjusted once after this period they should not change again.

What are some of the most common 3D printer part failures?2022-06-29T15:58:43+10:00

The most common 3D printer part failures include clogged nozzles, worn-out extruder motors or gears, and wear and tear on your build or print surface. This can apply to both PEI sheets, glass, buildtak and others.

Improper belt / pulley / idler alignment related issues are also seen frequently. This can result in uneven wear and even damage to your belts if the misalignment is severe enough.

These issues can all be caused by improper setup and configuration of the machine in several areas.

Taking care during assembly or maintenance will largely eliminate these problems.

How can I extend the life of my 3D printer parts?2022-06-29T15:58:37+10:00

There are a few general ways in which the life of your 3D printer parts can be maximised and prolonged.

Proper handling, installation and configuration will ensure that your parts function as intended.

Additionally, researching what you need and purchasing from reputable shops and vendors will ensure that you are getting high-quality components that are fit for your purpose.

If you take appropriate care with maintenance like cleaning and lubrication (if required) your parts should last for thousands of printing hours in your machine.

What should I do if I have problems with my 3D printer parts?2022-06-29T15:58:31+10:00

If you run into any trouble with any component that you have purchased from us, let us know immediately. We are here to help and we stand behind the products that we sell.

In the majority of cases, we do currently or have in the past used ourselves the components that you have purchased from us.

What is the best way to clean 3D printer parts?2022-06-29T15:58:24+10:00

The best way to clean 3D printer parts will depend on the individual parts that require cleaning. In-depth articles on cleaning bearings, linear rails, your flexible spring steel build surface and other components will be coming soon.

How much do 3D printer parts cost?2022-06-29T15:58:09+10:00

The cost of 3D printer parts can vary widely depending on the type and quality of the part. In general, however, you can expect to spend anywhere from a few dollars to over a hundred dollars on individual parts depending on what you need.

Where can I find 3D printer parts?2022-06-29T15:58:03+10:00

There are a few different places you can look for 3D printer parts. Online retailers like ours at Unique Prints are a great option, as we offer a wide selection of high-quality parts suitable across many different types of 3D printers. You can also check with your local electronics store or hobby shop, though their selection may be more limited as their stock inventory would be more generalised.

What are some of the most common problems with 3D printer parts?2022-06-29T15:57:55+10:00

One of the most common problems people have with 3D printer parts is that they are not compatible with their machine. It is important to do your research and make sure that the parts you are buying will work with your specific model of 3D printer. Another common issue is poor-quality parts that break easily or wear out quickly.

How often do I need to replace 3D printer parts?2022-06-29T15:57:31+10:00

The frequency with which you need to replace parts on your 3D printer will depend on the type of machine you have, how often you use it, and the general quality of the parts you have or have purchased previously. In general, however, it is a good idea to keep a few spare parts on hand in case something breaks or wears out.

What do I need to know before purchasing 3D printer parts?2022-06-29T15:57:21+10:00

Before you buy any 3D printer parts, it is important to have a clear understanding of what you need and what your machine requires. Not all machines are created equal and some require different or more specific types of parts than others.

What are some of the most popular 3D printer parts?2022-06-29T15:57:13+10:00

There are a variety of companies in the 3D printing space producing many different machines. While they are complex many printers do have components they share in common.

Motors, belts, pulleys, bearings, linear rails and many others parts are frequently used as the foundation for the kinematic (motion) systems that many printers use.

Print surfaces are another essential component as every printer needs a surface to print onto that will hold the part in place during the printing process. These include glass, buildtak and the more advanced flexible spring steel sheets that are coated with a PEI film or PEI powder coating.

Hotends – every filament-based printer requires a hotend to feed the filament into which heats up and melts the filament as it is being printed.

Extruders – the extruder is responsible for pulling the filament from the spool and feeding it into the hotend to be melted and deposited during the printing process extruders are available for either a bowden or direct drive configuration.