Purchasing a 3D Print Couldn’t be ANY Easier. We Present to You *3 Alarmingly Simple Steps* to Get the Ball Rolling!
This short and sweet guide is tailor made to help you through the simple process of acquiring a 3D printed product from Malta 3D Printing. Anyone with a basic understanding of computers will be able to glide through these steps with ease.
Visit Thingiverse or Youmagine,two of the most popular databases jam-packed with 3D files, all available for free. Enter keywords into the search bar (such as ‘Batman’ or ‘Fishing lure’) and a number of results will pop up.
If you feel swamped with choices or can’t find what you’re looking for, share your concept with us via Facebook and we’ll lend a hand.
If you’ve designed a file yourself, we’ll happily accept that too. Generally, we work with .STL and .OBJ file formats, but other file types are also acceptable.
Alternatively, you can just send us the link. After doing so, we can discuss customization options which include:
- Infill (density)
If you’re uncertain on any of the above, we’ll be happy to explain in further detail once you’re in contact with us.
We can alter the product size or quality to match your budget, meaningyour favourite prints will always be affordable. Collect your product from our Birkirkara store or have it personally delivered to your doorstep.
Our latest blog post tells you exactly why you should be heading to the Malta Comic Con this weekend at St James’ Cavalier and more importantly, which stand to check out once you’re there 🙂
Organized by Wicked Comics, the event is the 6th installment of its kind, hosted at St.James Cavalier, Valletta. Both days will be choc-a-bloc with foreign and local artist exhibitions, gaming competitions, workshops, discussion panels, lectures and plenty more!
We’ll be there before the first person arrives and after the last one leaves. Here are 5 reasons why you should visit our stand.
We’ve got tricks up our sleeves and aces in the hole. A re-imagined army of Pokemon and a life-sized Master Chief helmet(from the Halo series) will be at the front of our stall.
Find out what the rest of the exclusive products are by dropping by this weekend!
Every attendee has an equal chance to win a prize with Malta 3D Printing. Enter our raffle for a chance to win one of three products.
Reckon you’re great at solving puzzles? Try your hands at our super-popular 3D cube puzzle. Form a 3×3 cube within 20 minutes and win a free Pokemon. It looks simple, but looks can be deceiving.
Take this unique opportunity to learn about 3D printing first-hand. Whether you’re clueless about the entire process or you’re familiar with fusion deposition modelling, we’ll gladly answer any questions you may have.
Select a 3D model of a character from your favourite series, and within a few hours or less it will be ready.Talk about efficiency!
If you’re not 100% certain on what you’d like, we’ll happily recommend something. Observe our technician fine tuning our machines, or stand back as he carefully detaches a fresh, hot product from our Ultimaker 2 build plate.
Best friend an X-men fanatic? Check out our Wolverine Claws or Wolverine bust.
Our stand will be overflowing with eye-catching products from your favourite pop-culture universes. Now is the time to purchase a Christmas gift which your loved one will never forget. Remember, you won’t find our products in any other stores.
Alternatively, add a little spice to your cosplay outfit with one of our products. If there’s nothing on display that matches your costume, inquire with us and we can print it as soon as you’d like. You can also place a personalized order and have it ready for the Christmas period.
Our latest blog post takes a look at the great adventure we had at the end of October; The MaltaComics Pop Culture Expo 2014!!!
Follow the link below to read all about this amazing experience! 🙂
Taking centre stage in the main hallway at the Mediterranean Conference Centre, our stand attracted countless curious expo guests. The mechanical sounds of our printers churning away were drowned out by the expo’s array of interesting noises – whether the host was announcing the arrival of Bane, or Paul Eiding was shouting out “SNAAAKE!” at the top of his lungs.
Our stand was flanked by two stalls which captured the essence of the event – a graphic novel and comic book stall to our left and right respectively. On the opening day, the celebrities were stationed right in front of us, and only a stone’s throw away from our printers, one could find a splendid collection of vintage automobiles.
These included the A-Team van, KITT from Knightrider and Starsky and Hutch’s Gran Torino, amongst others.
We were elated to receive positive feedback during and after the event, and interest in our merchandise did not wane throughout the weekend.
People particularly appreciated the level of detail in our products, from the finely chiseled chin on Batman’s face to the intricacy of our Terminator T-800 Exoskull. Most people seemed to be taken aback, amazed at 3D printing technology in general.
Attendees loved our Wolverine claws and Dr.Doom mask. Our Hell Boy gun was pointed at many a head, and Adventure Time sword carried around with pride. Other fan favourites included our Portal book ends, Batman bust and of course, the translucent Pokemon.
To highlight 3D printing’s ability to provide quick, on-demand products, we conductedlive printing sessions, pumping out business card holders for ourselves and nearby vendors, who appreciated our kind gesture.
As friendly lightsaber battles raged on in front of our stand, we continued to produce and sell items including a glow-in-the-dark gyroscope and a hidden-blade from the Assassin’s Creed franchise.
The majority of people were unfamiliar with printing procedures, so we elaborated on the process of creating a three-dimensional shape from a 3D file. Others were curious as to what materials are most commonly used (PLA, ABS, Rubber etc.), and how long the average product takes to be printed.
Hordes of people lined up to attempt our challenging cube puzzle, but surprisingly, less than a dozen managed to complete it.
A highlight of the weekend was being fortunate enough to spend some time with the down-to-earth celebrities that attended. As a token of appreciation for the countless hours of entertainment they’ve provided us with over the years, we donated some 3D printed products to them.
Things came full circle for ex-Star Trek star Robert Picardo. He may be used to the ‘Replicator’ device, dreamt up by inspirational Star Trek writers, but our 3D printers are the real deal. We gave the doctor his first dose of 3D printing. He left with a big smile on his face and glow-in-the-dark letters spelling out ‘N-E-R-D’.
Joseph Gatt, the God of War and Game of Thrones star received a free door-stop in the shape of a slice of cheese, courtesy of Malta 3D Printing. Popular voice-actor Paul Eiding(voice actor for Metal Gear Solid & Ben 10, etc.) was kind enough to sign two ‘Fox Hound’ badges printed on the spot, and even took another home as a souvenir.
Now, we’re fully focused on future events of a similar nature. Expect us to return with a passion – more puzzles, bigger and better products and the chance to win free 3D printed items.
A big thanks to all those who showed interest in what we’re passionate about. Witnessing the smiles on people’s faces is just as rewarding as removing a freshly printed product from the build plate!
We at Malta 3D Printing had an amazing time at this year’s Malta Comic Expo! For those of you who missed out on this year’s event, we’ll see you at the next one! 🙂
This fantastic shot were taken by CaptureMe Photography. Check out their great work by following the link below: