What is 3D Printing?

3D Printing, is a manufacturing process, made by layer-by-layer deposition, of molten plastic.

Starting from the object model, or deconstructing the object design itself via reverse engineering and then modeling a 3D CAD drawing, we work several types of thermoplastic materials to create the product, according to the mechanical characteristics.
We have two types of printers, wich we use in order to the final resolution required, the number of the pieces and the material type.
We produce everything you can possibly find necessary: replacement parts, simulacras or prototypes, in limited quantity or in serial production either.

On our Instagram profile @redtidesnc and on our YouTube channel RedTide SNC there are several photos and videos of our work.

High quality 3D working.

We start from a CAD model, if you have any already, you can also develop it with us.
We can use two printers:

The printers works according to the customer request, to resolution or the production quantity.

We use these thermoplastic materials:

  • ABS

    It's a plastic ideal for functional parts.
    For example, it' used to create building bricks.
    Objects mad in this way, are robust and stable, they can resist to medium temperature stress.
    It can be easily glued, worked and painted. 
    Various colours available.

  • ABSV0

    It's an evolution of standard ABS, visually is very similar to source material, except by a slightly more opaque reflection.
    Its peculiarity is that it is self-extinguishing, that's why it's perfect for electrical circuits integration, where it can resist to high heat stress.
    Sample video.
    Various colours available.

  • PCABS 

    (Polycarbonate + ABS)
    It's used in contexts where is rquested heat and mechanical strength superior than standard ABS.
    PC/ABS mixtures are also particularly resistant to shocks.
    It's the best product for galvanised chrome parts (chrome, nickel or golden plating, and much more).
    Natural colours (cream).

  • PLA

    (Polylactic Acid)
    Cheap and simple plastic that looks sleek, is inflexible and dry, but it has low heat resistance.
    If it's properly disposed, via hydrolysis, PLA can be considered biodegradable.
    Various colours available.

  • PETG 

    (Polyethylene Terephthalate-Modified Glycol)
    PETG offers excellent mechanical skills and low shrinkage. 
    It's chosen for his transparency and chemicals resistance, that's why it's used for gasoline containers and for chemical solvents.
    This material also has a good resistance to shocks and it can undergo high mechanical stress, where it can develop a fair elasticity.
    Black and transparent colours available.

  • TPU

    (Thermoplastic Polyurethane)
    This evolution of TPE, is a strong and extremely flexible polymer (88 Shore A).
    It is chemicals resistant too, and it can also undergo and mitigate vibrations, for this reason it's used in engine compartment gaskets.
    Various colours available.


    Flexible polymer (80 Shore A).
    This material is extremely elastic, and allows you to get parts capable of undergo a particular physical effort.
    Due to its features, Filaflex is significantly faster in the printing process.
    Various colours available.

  • Iglidur

    Developed by Igus , Iglidur is a self-lubricating material, perfect for creating bushings or bearing.
    The material nature, allows a reduction in maintenance on printed objects, being also corrosion resistant.
    Perfect in automotive and underwater applications, or even for special machinery

  • Nylon Carbon

    (Polyamide 12 + Carbon fiber)
    This polymer, is a high quality material, thanks to its carbon fiber composition, that's why it is light and strong at the same time.
    It's already used in industrial context, where discrete mechanical and thermal resistances are required.
    The nylon base keeps also excellent qualities of toughness.
    Colore nero.

  • Nylon Glass

    (Polyamide 12 + Glass fiber)
    Excellent mechanical and thermal resistance.
    Widely used in transport industry.