LARGE FORMAT PRINTING COMING NOVEMBER 1, 2020!
Starting November 1, 2020 WLA3D will be able to handle your largest prints with alacrity. Out new Stacker FDM printer will be able to print at sizes up to 14" x 20" x 24". Plus, it is a 2 head machine so we can print crazy organic shapes using PVA water-soluble support for incredible accurate, obscenely large prints. What can you build at that size?
Welcome To West Los Angeles 3D Printing
If you require 3D Printing, 3D Scanning, Rapid Prototyping, Reverse Engineering, or CAD design (industrial/mechanical) services in the Los Angeles area or beyond, then you just found your best option. West Los Angeles 3D Printing can print virtually everything, from custom designed parts to prototype pieces for patent submissions. We can also provide you with CAD file design and modification so you can prep for injection molding. With output available in FDM, SLA and PolyJet, we can produce the exact type of print you need.
We also provide full industrial design and mechanical engineering services, so that sketch you have on a napkin can be made into an actual product and brought to market. You may just want a custom trophy designed for your award show, or a sample for your marketing team - whatever your prototyping or production needs are, we will help you fulfill them.
Let us give you a quote. Then let us make your vision a reality.
Try our new automated file quote system
What We Do and How We Do It
Utilizing over 20 years of design experience and the most sophisticated software available, we can turn your dreams into reality. Our printing platforms include FDM, SLA and PolyJet. From prototype pieces to customized toys, our service and value is unmatched. Plus, we have the most knowledgeable staff around. With over 20 years of design and production experience, we understand the relationship between concept and final output. We can not only print your files, but create the piece for you as well using CAD software such as Solidworks and Creo, with the final files ready to go to the mold creator. We can also take zBrush sculpts or any other mesh based file and convert it to a production standard solid model. Consider us your one-stop-shop for any kind of manufactured item – from a toy to an aerospace part. We also provide full consulting services for product design and manufacturing.
If for some crazy reason we can’t print your files, we will refer you to someone local that can help. That’s how sure we are of our superior customer service. Give us a call today.
3D Printing Services
FDM, SLA and PolyJet; 16-300um layer height
Industrial / Mechanical Design
Product design for anything from toys to aerospace parts
3D Scanning Services
Making high resolution 3D scans of people or items
Casting of molded parts in various shore densities to customer specifications
We are highly experienced in the production of architectural models. We work with many of the top firms in Los Angeles.
Duplicating existing parts or assemblies either manually or by scanning an item
Let us help you take your idea from prototype to a final product with our design and consulting services
Proof of Concept
When you only need something to kinetically show how your idea works instead of designing for manufacturing
When you need some help in negotiating the harrowing path of product design, development and production
1) We only accept the following file formats: .stl, .obj, .stp, .igs. If you don't have one of those file formats, then you will need to either convert whatever modeling program format you have to one of those, or hire someone to do it. Our preferred format is .stl.
2) You need to create your model in a solid modeling software package. ProE and Solidworks, or any Autodesk program will do the trick. Files created using freeware like Sketchup and Rhino are generally unacceptable. They must be converted using specialized software and are prone to print failure. Higher end software like Max or Maya can be used, but only if all parts are boolean joined together and the model is properly triangulated.
3) 3D printing processes we offer:
SLA is a high end finish that looks like it has been manufactured. It is printed from a bed of resin. It is semi-fragile, but you can use it to cast a mold for multiple pieces. It has the highest surface quality and can be painted easily.
FDM is a filament based system that is extruded from a nozzle. These parts are typically used when strength and durability are of primary concern.
Polyjet printing is a thin coat of powdered material that is sprayed with layers of adhesive then solidified with UV light. It offers the greatest size and an incredibly detailed finish, not to mention near perfect accuracy with no warping or shrinking. They are not very durable, but can be cast like SLA for subsequent moldings.
4) You cannot print from .jpg, .pdf or any other non CAD file. We can take your sketches or measured drawings and produce the CAD files required for both printing and manufacturing. Please call us to discuss pricing and availability.
If you have a special event or exhibit you would like taken to the next level, contact us immediately. C.E.O. Peter Menotti is a 3 time THEA award winning designer, having worked on such projects as the Jurassic Park Institute Tour, Sentosa Island Visitor Center and the Forces of Nature exhibit at the Arizona Science center. With a clear vision and the ability to coordinate effectively with multiple outside vendors, your special event or project will be transformed from a standard display to a theme park level attraction. We can even produce integrated multimedia pieces.
Call us today to schedule an appointment and find out how we make dreams a reality.
Where to find us
We are only 5 minutes from LAX
We are here to make your dreams a reality, Monday through Saturday. Our shop is located at 6241 West 87th Street, Los Angeles CA 90045. However, in order to respect the confidentiality of our clients’ projects, PLEASE, NO WALK-INS. We require an appointment to come to the store. You can do this by giving us a call or by using the contact form below. West LA 3D printing and CAD design.
You can: call us at 310-760-1131, send us an email with your files attached (.stl or .obj preferred) to email@example.com, use the form below, or try our automated quote system. Whichever you choose, rest assured your questions will be answered in a timely fashion.