Low Volume Manufacturing
Bring your ideas to life! Fast turnaround times and competitive pricing for FDM and SLA 3D printing
Manufacture with Confidence
Hydra Research is a Manufacturing Partner with 3D Hubs. We provide 3D printing services via the 3D Hubs manufacturing platform.
✓ 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!
CHOOSE A 3D PRINTING PROCESS
–– FDM ––
Fast & Affordable Plastic Parts
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
Minimum Feature Detail: ~0.5mm
Maximum Part Size: 145mm x 145mm x 170mm
+ Smooth surface finish
+ Fine feature detail
+ High accuracy
– High cost
– Few color options
– Supports always required
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!
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.