Hydra Research
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Low Volume Manufacturing

Bring your ideas to life! Fast turnaround times and competitive pricing for FDM and SLA 3D printing

Rapid Prototyping // Custom Parts // Jigs & Fixtures // Small Production Runs // DIY Projects // And More...

Manufacture with Confidence

Hydra Research is a Manufacturing Partner with 3D Hubs. We provide 3D printing services via the 3D Hubs manufacturing platform.

 3D Hubs buyer protection: safely pay in escrow and 3D Hubs will handle the pay out once the parts have been delivered to your specifications
 Pre-signed NDA: Hydra Research has a pre-signed non disclosure agreement with 3D Hubs, so your intellectual property is safe!
 High quality parts: quality is important at Hydra Research, we adhere to 3D Hubs' FDM and SLA quality guidelines
 Instant manufacturability feedback: Once you upload a model, 3D Hubs' geometry analyser will give you instant feedback on manufacturability, suggesting the best processes based on your parts design.
 Fast turn around: most print order can be ready to ship within 1-2 days!


–– FDM ––

Fast & Affordable Plastic Parts

Dimensional Accuracy: ±1% (lower limit ~0.5mm)
Minimum Feature Detail: 1mm
Supports: depends on the part
Maximum Part Size: 280mm x 280mm x 250mm
+ Low cost
+ Many materials and colors
+ Large build volume
Rough surface finish
Visible layers
Low accuracy

–– SLA ––

High Detail & Professional Resin Parts

Dimensional Accuracy: ±0.5% (lower limit ~0.15mm)
Minimum Feature Detail: ~0.5mm
Supports: always
Maximum Part Size: 145mm x 145mm x 170mm
+ Smooth surface finish
+ Fine feature detail
+ High accuracy
High cost
Few color options
Supports always required

Powered by the 3D Hubs manufacturing platform

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Volume Printing

Printing regularly?

Volume Printing makes your 3D printing experience streamlined and cost-effective.

Delivery Options

We can typically have prints ready to pickup or ship within 1-2 business days


 We offer domestic and international flat rate shipping options.


  • USPS Economy (2-7 Days)
  • USPS Priority (1-3 Days)
  • FedEx Standard Overnight (Next Day)


  • USPS Economy (6-10 Days)
  • USPS Priority (3-7 Days)


If you need your parts right away or want to save the shipping costs, you can pickup your prints at our office in NE Portland, OR as soon as they are done printing.

Information & Design Resources

Resources to help you get the most your of your 3D printing experience

  • General overview of 3D printing
  • Information on key design guidelines
  • Information on our recommended modeling software

3D Printing Handbook by 3D Hubs

This is the definitive guide to 3D printing and it comes with Hydra Research's full recommendation!

By Ben Redwood, Filemon Schöffer, Brian Garret


Not sure what material to use, what printing process to choose, or what to expect from 3D Printing? We offer free consultations at our office in NE Portland, OR. You can schedule an appointment by clicking the button below. 

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