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.
We recently were fortunate enough to work with Motor Trend on doing a full 3-D model of the new Apple Car. Click the button below to view the article and see photos of out incredible model.
Services WLA3D Provides
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3D Printing Services
FDM, SLA and PolyJet; 16-300um layer height
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
How does this work?
Well, first you send us a compatible CAD file of your design. If you do not have a CAD file, we can create one for you. Know that you cannot print from a .jpg or a photograph. We can, however, take your drawing, photo or napkin sketch and produce a final product from just that.
What file formats do you accept?
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.
What software package should I be using?
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 software like Sketchup and Rhino is 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.
What types of 3D printing do you provide?
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.
How expensive is it?
It really depends on the model and how you are going to use it. FDM is the least expensive option. If FDM costs $1, then SLA would cost $2 and Polyjet would be $3. We have a minimum setup fee of $55. The best way to find out is to get a quote. E-mail us the model, send us a link, or use our handy upload form. Whichever you choose, you will have a quote within minutes.
How long does it take?
We pride ourselves on being the fastest 3D print house in Los Angeles. The average job takes 1-2 days to complete. We can provide same day service in certain instances.
How large can you print?
We can easily accommodate sizes up to 14″ x 18″ x 30″. We have 7 printers online at this facility. For larger prints we can use a 5 axis CNC machine to carve your model out of foam. Whatever size your model, know that it can be printed here. Our largest print so far has been a Tiki Room Maui replica at over 4′ tall in 2 pieces.
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.
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You can: call us at 310-760-1131, send us an email with your files attached (.stl or .obj preferred) to firstname.lastname@example.org, use the form below, or try our automated quote system. Whichever you choose, rest assured your questions will be answered in a timely fashion.