3D Printing

3D Printing has been around since the 1980s and has brought huge benefits to small manufacturing companies and to anyone wanting to prototype an idea or design.

How many times have you had a idea for a new product but to get it manufactured for testing was going to cost to much?This is where 3D Printing and OB Design and Engineering comes into it.

OB Design & Engineering have a wide range of high quality 3D printers in-house that can be used to build your prototype or build a working part. We offer excellent quality 3D prototyping design services with both resin and filament printers available that can produce high quality prototypes.

In the past 3D Printers would need to use an Injection molding machine or maybe a CNC Mill or Vacuum casting. All of which are exceptionally good but require a lot of time and money to produce goods, this may not be feasible if you only want them on a small scale.

With our 3D Printing we can produce a low volume of goods, at a low cost and at a rapid rate.At OB Design and Engineering we use FDM 3D Printers to produce parts allowing for both fast and high-quality results. We also have SLA and FDM 3D Printers in our Workshop. These provide an amazing quality Build and are best suited to single prints or builds that require an extremely high quality.

We also offer a 3d prototype design service for your design needs. This allows you to keep everything in the one location and easier for changes modifications to be made.

With 3D Printers there is very little restraint in what we can produce. With the right material and speed we can print almost anything. If there is over hangs or hallows this is no problem.

We aim to keep our 3d prototyping design services as affordable as possible.

If you believe this service is of use to you feel free to contact us at or on:

Types of 3D Printers
We have a wide range of 3D Printers available here in our workshop in Tipperary. The following is some information of the styles of printing:

DM Printing

This is the most common type of 3D Printing. It works by melting plastic and placing it down in thin layers in the shape that was designed and entered into the controller. This is repeated for a length of times varying from minutes, hours or Days till the part is completed. These style of 3D Printers are a Quick and cost-effective way to 3D Print suitable parts. There is a wide range of material available from PLA, ABS, Nylon and Carbon Fibre.

SLA Printing

This style of 3D Printing can Produce a very high quality part. An SLA 3D Printer works by using a laser or UV light to harden resin that has been poured into a holding tank on the printer. Each layer is fused together as it prints to produce a very sold object. While still affordable this is a more expensive and slower style of 3D printing. However it is better suited to certain builds, with this level of accuracy we can 3D Print moving parts such as hinges or bearings.

Get your free quote

In order to get a Free Quote send us a STL file or STEP file along with some details to: info@obdesignandengineering.com

If you would like to find out more just give us a call or email and we will be happy to help.

Most Prints take between 2 to 5 days to be completed. We aim to have all designs completed within 5 days.

If you would like us to design or help you design a product, check out our mechanical design page, email or call us!