They all say that your home reflects your personality. Meaning, a dark living room and drab kitchen may give an impression that you are a no fun person.
That is why some people spend thousands of pesos just to achieve a look that will perfectly mirror who they were.
So personalized your rooms! But most of the time, people cannot find the perfect set pieces for their homes. It is really a struggle to pick the right vase or furniture, pushing people to resort to 3D printing as an alternative.
There are a lot of reasons why you should consider 3D printing. Instead of buying stuff that does not strike you as appealing, why not create your own?
Here are three reasons why you should consider 3D printing:
3D printed items are made up of either two materials: ABS or PLA.
ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene) is a thermoplastic, well known in the molding industry. People use it in LEGO, electronic housings, and automotive bumper parts.
However, PLA (Polylactic Acid) is a biodegradable (under the right conditions) thermoplastic; it comes from renewable resources such as cornstarch or sugarcane. It is one of the most popular bioplastics, used for many applications ranging from plastic cups to medical implants.
These materials are durable. A glass or a porcelain decor is fragile, if it falls, it breaks. And if you have kids around, that is not really an ideal setting.
However, you can emulate a glass-like or porcelain-like material with 3D printing. Giving that nice and homey aesthetic that will give your house a feel-good vibe.
Furthermore, here is a table to help you get a better understanding of the two materials we use:
|Smell||Sharp, acrid, toxic, burning plastic||Sweet, pleasant smell|
|Ease of use||Moderate difficulty||Very easy to use and troubleshoot|
|Level of expertise needed||Moderate||Beginner|
|Price (per 1kg)||1,160.94 PHP||1,110.44 PHP|
If you are considering 3D print furniture, PLA is ideal for 3D prints where aesthetics is a priority. It is because of its lower printing temperature. It is smoother to use and to print with, so therefore it is better suited for parts with fine details.
On the other hand, ABS is best suited for applications where strength, elasticity, and thermal stability are required.
3D printing has grown in popularity in recent years, but many people are unsure how expensive or affordable it is.
The average 3D printer costs around PHP 25,000, and a 1KG roll of filament costs 1,000 PHP, and lasts at least a month of regular printing or several months of occasional 3D printing.
Other consumables, such as nozzles, belts, and PTFE tubing, are required, but they are relatively inexpensive.
3D printing is no longer a pricey or specialized hobby. The cost of 3D printing has dropped dramatically in the last decade as a result of new advances in additive manufacturing technology.
If you do not want to buy a 3D printer, you can always go to your local 3D printing company to have your furniture printed.
Getting a 3D printing provider is also a cost-effective way to get your project going. You will not spend a huge amount of pesos to buy filaments plus you will not spend a centavo on factors like electricity, maintenance cost, etc.
We mentioned a while ago that 3D printing can help you customize your furniture and make it your own. That is not an understatement because it is true. You can really mold your own stuff with just a few clicks.
Custom made furniture allows you space for self-expression. Custom-made furniture is not only a high-quality option, but it’s also a great way to ensure that you get items that reflect your personal style.
Every item you make will be a beautiful addition to the room. It’s also a great way to show off your personal style, interests, and design preferences.
You can easily make your own table or chair to match the theme of a room if you can’t find one that matches via 3D printing. Our designers are skilled at putting the right pieces together to help you create your own unique look. We’d love to help you get inspired and see your creative ideas take off.
But if you want to design it on your own, that is okay.
Here are beginner 3D software you should try to capture the idea you have in mind:
There are a lot places you can go to if you want to 3D print your project and here is our top ten recommendations:
|Companies||Average Price (PHP)||Location||What Do They Offer?|
|3D2Go||3,000 to 7,000||Philippines||End-to-end full-service 3D scanning, modeling, prototyping and printing.|
|Puzzlebox 3D||4,000 to 10,000||Philippines||3D printing and modeling services|
|3D Print PH||7,000 to 10,000||Philippines||3D printing services|
|Magik Makers||7,000 to 10,000||Philippines||3D printing services|
|MakerCarl||6,000 to 8,000||Philippines||3D printing, scanning and modeling services|
|3Dfied||7,000 to 10,000||Philippines||3D printing services|
|Kezar||7,000 to 10,000||Philippines||3D printing services|
|Wordtext||7,000 to 10,000||Philippines||3D printing services|
|Shapecloud||5,000 to 10,000||Philippines||3D printing and designing services|
|S & Y Digital Marketing||7,000 to 10,000||Philippines||3D printing services|
If you want to hire a 3D printing company, make sure that it is one of the ten companies we listed. Also you should also consider the services they offer. The more extensive it is, the better.
In any way, size, complexity and materials used for the figurine can also affect the price of the printed item. So make sure that you are certain of how big or small your project is.
If you are looking for a cheap yet high-quality 3D printing service provider, we are your best option!
3D2Go is the only one-stop-shop for everything 3D printing in the Philippines. We offer end-to-end full-service that guarantees a top-quality end product.
Not only that, but we also supply 3D Printers if you want to print your own ideas as well.