3D Printing

3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing, is a process through which objects are designed and created in 3D through the addition of material layers based on a digital model. 3D printing of material first starts with an initial design, also known as additive engineering, where the designer creates their design of the part to be produced with the intention that it will be manufactured using additive technology, instead of subtractive technology, getting as much as possible out of the 3D printers.



3D Printing with metal

3D printing with Plastic

What materials can I use for 3D printing?

The professional 3D printing we do at Addimen can be done with a huge variety of metal and plastic materials, which in addition to various heat treatments and post processing treatments, mean that we can adapt 3D printing to any application, both professional and personal.

Professional 3D Printing.

Professional 3D printing services are different to those offered by freelance makers due to the strict quality control of the raw materials used, the design capacity, the response speed, the quality of the products, and the resources available for post processing.

In the case of plastic materials, professional 3D printing offers a wider range or technical materials that need to be processed in heated beds or water-cooled extruder printers. In regard to metals, the cost and complexity of SLM equipment mean that this option only exists in professional 3D printing.

Step by step process

3D File

– Send us your 3D file ready to print.
– If you do not have the file, send us the item and we will create the CAD file.
– If you need a design from zero, our designers will gladly prepare a quote for you.

3D Printing

– We will create the process file adapted to the technology and materials that will be used to produce your item.
– We prepare and condition the printer to guarantee optimum quality.

Cleaning and post processing

This step is key when meeting your requirements, and it is one that we are highly specialised in.
The removal of the printing support structures, heat treatments, and surface finishes (blasting, polishing, tooling) are some of the most common post processes.

Cotización de forma inmediata
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3D online printing process

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Benefits of 3D printing with Metal


With 3D printing, any product can be personalised and adapted to changing market conditions, without any extra cost.


Thanks to digitalisation and additive manufacturing, spares can be supplied on demand as our delivery time is minimal.


By using a 3D scanner, we can obtain the plans of a discontinued part, which has no available designs, and then print it in metal or plastic.


The basic definition of 3D printing is to methodically add material until an item is created. The consolidation of parts for the production process also saves energy and material costs.