FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions


3D printing is an additive manufacturing process which builds an item layer by layer.

FDM or fused deposition modeling, is the process of building a model layer by layer using heat to melt the build material. 3D Cauldron specializes in FDM printing, using thermoplastics as a build material. While we only print FDM plastics in house, we have access to a vast network of 3D printing resources. We can get your item printed in everything from ceramics to metals. Contact us for details.

During the printing process some parts of a model need to be supported. The support material is designed to support sections of a model when there is nothing below it.  This material is sparse and is typically easily removed after a print. We sometimes leave support material intact to protect items during shipping.

While we can go up to 15″ x 11″ x 9″ for a single solid print, we can print much larger items. Typically we cut the model into smaller manageable sections and assemble them after the print. Contact us for a quote.

Most items are printed the next business day. However when we are very busy, or we are printing a large item, it may take longer. We advertise 3 day processing on all on-demand items, to give us enough time. The shipping time for custom prints varies per job. Large or complex items simply take longer to print. Should there be a problem, or a delay we will contact you about your item.

All of our on-demand items are printed in PLA, if you have a special need contact us and we will work with you. As for custom prints we leave the option up to the customer. We have over 15 materials to choose from and can special order almost anything upon request.