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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...


I was really happy with the overall experience. John communicates well and is very accommodating with his client's requests. He responds to e-mails in 10 minutes and sends regular updates about the printing job. Excellent quality. Excellent service. Keep it up!

— Pao B

Can't say enough about the service provided by Hydra Research

—William H

Great service even better communication, will definitely print with them again .

— Andrew B

Communication was great, and the parts were received per the specs that were sent. I will definitely be doing business with John again.

— Jeremy M

John at Hydra was so great to work with! He was extremely quick with responding to questions and helped me make sure my model was the best it could be for 3D printing. I was very impressed with the service and the model I received was beautiful (white PLA, 200 microns). I also was able to pick it up a day earlier than expected, which was a great surprise. Great experience, I would happily use this service again!

—Haley L

Manufacture with Confidence

 High quality parts: quality is important at Hydra Research, we work hard to poduce consistant industrial quality parts.
 Manufacturability feedback: In addition to providing a quote, we will offer feedback and sugesstions regarding the manufacturability of your models if nessisary.
 Fast turn around: most print order can be ready to ship within 1-2 days!



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


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


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. 

Customer Reviews