3D PRINTING

SERVICES

Promotional and corporate merch

You are at the head of a company or you are part of its marketing team and you want to produce promotional items that represent the company? Here is what we can offer you:

– Creation of a virtual model from your logo;
– Creation of personalized virtual models;
– 3D printing in plastic resin (prototypes & plastic objects);
– 3D printing in castable wax (metal objects);
– Management of molding and metal casting (if metal objects);
– Assembly, if applicable.

Personalized jewelry and accessories

You are at the head of a company or you’re part of its marketing team and you want to produce promotional items that represent the company? Here is what we can offer you:

– Creation of a virtual model from your logo;
– Creation of personalized virtual models;
– 3D printing in plastic resin (prototypes & plastic objects);
– 3D wax printing for molding (metal objects);
– Management of molding and metal casting (if metal objects);
– Assembly, if applicable.

Figurines and decorative objects

You dream of owning a physical version of the eccentric ideas that constantly come to your mind? You design a board game and need to have figurines created? Here is what we can offer you:

– Creation of a virtual model from your request;
– 3D printing in plastic resin (prototypes & plastic objects);
– 3D printing in castable wax (metal objects);
– Management of molding and metal casting (if metal objects);
– Assembly of the final product (if applicable).

HOW WE DO IT

We create the virtual models ourselves for all of our products and, thanks to our local suppliers, we are proud to offerproducts that are 100% locally created, in Quebec.
1. VIRTUAL SCULPTURE
The virtual sculpture software ZBrush is our main tool for creating 3D printed objects. It’s similar to modeling clay, except it’s virtual and a little more … forgiving!

2. 3D PRINTING
We use the highly precise “Form3” 3D printer from Formlabs and are very satisfied with its performance.

PLASTIC RESIN
In plastic resin, we are able to print detailed figurines and prototypes of objects needing to be produced in other materials.

CASTABLE WAX
In wax, we are able to produce a physical model which will be used to create a mold for metal casting. Our supplier, Graduor, is responsible for receiving the wax model and coordinating the creation of the mold.

3D printing, regardless of if it’s in resin or wax, takes a fair amount of hours and can even take up to a few days for a larger model. It’s definitely a long process!

3. METAL CASTING
For precious metals, we send the mold to Alloyco, who takes care of casting all the pieces in the desired metal (gold, silver, bronze, stainless steel, etc.). For finishing touches, they return to Graduor before returning to us.

For all affordable metal objects like pewter or brass, we pour a “master” model in stainless steel at Alloyco and send it directly to our other supplier, Michelle Beaudoin. In her workshop, she creates a rubber mold and takes care of affordable metal casting and polishing.

4. ASSEMBLY
Finally, we take care of the assembly directly at Awastoki (such as adding chains to key chains or pendants). The quality control is therefore always in our hands and no product is ever delivered without having passed through us.

FAQ

If you have any other questions, don’t hesitate to contact us.
info@awastoki.com
Q: What 3D printer do you use?
A: We use Formabs’ “Form3” model. It’s a very precise model and we are very satisfied with it!
Q: How much do promotional items cost?
A: It depends a lot on the item in question. You have to account for the production time for the virtual model (if it’s your logo, it’s very fast, but if we have to conceptualize a personalized model, it’s much longer), the 3D printing costs for the prototype (cost calculated based on the amount of resin used for the model, in ml, so the smaller it is, the less expensive it is), the cost for creating the mold (around $250), the cost for metal casting (the cost varies according to the metal chosen, and it is generally calculated by weight, so the lighter your object, the less it will cost to cast), the finish (cost depending on the quantity of objects) and delivery.

Obviously, for a plastic promotional item, we remove the costs for mold creation and metal casting, so it’s considerably less expensive.

For an accurate estimate of the cost of a personalized item, don’t hesitate to reach out to us at info@awastoki.com!

Q: How much does personalized jewelry cost?
A: Several factors come into consideration when calculating the cost of a personalized piece of jewelry: its size, complexity and material. You have to count the production time of the virtual model, the 3D printing costs of the prototype (cost calculated according to the amount of resin used for the model, in ml, so the smaller it is, the less expensive it is) , the cost for creating the mold (about $ 250), the cost for metal casting (the cost varies depending on the metal chosen, and it is generally calculated by weight, so the lighter your object, the less it will cost to cast), finishing and delivery.

The cost also varies depending on whether you want the model to be exclusive to you or not:

  • If you want it to be exclusive, we will never sell it to anyone else, but it will cost you more.
  • If you do not want it to be exclusive and the concept looks promising, we may add it to our online store and others will be able to purchase it, so it will cost you less.

Here are a few examples :

  • A simple personalized pendant in 925 Sterling Silver, 10 mm in height with a simple stainless steel chain could cost around $ 500 if you want the model to be exclusive to you.
  • A complex personalized pendant (like a detailed animal head) in 925 Sterling Silver, 10 mm in height with a simple stainless steel chain could cost around $ 800 if you want the model to be exclusive to you.

For an accurate estimate of the cost of a personalized order, don’t hesitate to reach out to us at info@awastoki.com !

Q: How much does a custom figurine cost?
A: To calculate the production cost, you have to account for the production time of the virtual model, the 3D printing costs (cost calculated according to the amount of resin used for the model, in ml, so the smaller it is , the less it is expensive), the finishing (cost depending on the complexity of the model) and the delivery (cost depending on the weight of the figurine).

The biggest part of the cost is the production time of the virtual model, which can take between a few days and a few weeks to complete depending on the complexity of the figurine.

For an accurate estimate of the cost of a personalized order, don’t hesitate to reach out to us at info@awastoki.com!

Q: When can I expect to receive my order?
A: Normally, it takes between 8 and 10 weeks from the signing of the initial agreement, depending on the production time required to create the virtual model. This represents the average, but each order is different.
Q: In which metal do you recommend casting the jewelry so that it remains beautiful for a very long time?
A: Definitely duraluminum! This is a type of stainless steel that is made here, which is very reliable and lasts a lifetime. It is as beautiful and shiny as silver (and costs the same to produce), but is stronger than any precious metal. It’s our # 1 choice every time!
Q: Do affordable metal choices tarnish and wear out quickly?
A: Pewter is a very solid metal that does not tarnish, so it’s the best choice of affordable metal. As for other metals such as brass, it is better to use them only for jewelry or objects that will not be handled too much or won’t be too often in contact with the skin, because it tarnishes, and it is more fragile.
Q: Do you do metal casting?
A: No, we only design and create the models, as well as the 3D printing. The molds and the metal casting are done by our precious suppliers: Graduor, Alloyco and Michelle Beaudoin.

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