The system can manage almost all existing 3D file formats (STL is the most widely used, with OBJ and AMF). There are various databases on the market, both free and fee-based, from which you can draw shapes and ideas, from the simplest to the most complex. These can later be processed or transformed ad hoc to provide the objective of the promotional message. Or they can be designed and invented ex-novo, depending on the inspiration and the needs of the customer. And again, it is possible to start with sketches or photos, without any 3D files. The shape can be acquired through 3D scanning of a real object or else generated from scratch with special 3D CAD software.
The ability to capture files and workflows, together with the malleability of the gel and the technical characteristics of the 3D printing machine, provide a clear increase in productivity and efficiency, saving money and reducing production times.
There are also various printing options and operating modes.
Generally speaking, a 3D printer thinks in “horizontal sections”, rather than colour points like in digital printing, with varying thicknesses (from 0.7 to 1.7 mm), providing particulars and details of excellent quality.
You can also choose the thickness of the object and its internal composition, solid or honeycomb for example, to give greater consistency and solidity to the structure, reducing weight and saving material. You can also choose the number of internal walls, one, two or even 6. Each of which can be up to 1.5 mm thick.