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Dave - 3D printer in San Jose, Ca 95120

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Dave   - 3D printer in San Jose, Ca 95120


- 5/5 - 174 reviews

San Jose, CA 95120


3D printing $0.50 /cm³ CAD design $50.00 /hour CNC $40.00 /hour Laser cutting $25.00 /hour
About this listing
On makexyz, you'll find 3D printers and makers near you to help you make something. This listing explains Dave's services.
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response rate 100%

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I've been a 3D printing enthusiast since I first owned a MakerBot Cupcake in 2009. I then picked up a MakerGear Mosaic M1, as well as a couple of PP3DP Up! Plus printers. I purchased a MakerBot Replicator 2 around October 2013 and it makes quality prints out of PLA, which is currently my favorite material to print. However, I just purchased a FlashForge Creator X in April 2014 and am starting to learn how to work with dual extruders. It's very exciting stuff!

I will do my best to minimize warping by using the ABS adhesive sold by PP3DP, but sometimes you will still get very slight warping on large prints. I cannot spend time cleaning up the parts for you, so it will be up to you to remove the raft and any support material. If you have a piece that's too large for the UP, I can use my Creator X, but I'm not sure the print quality is there yet, as I need to learn to tweak the settings for the different types of ABS filament I have in stock.

My printer of choice right now is the Replicator 2, which delivers high-quality, low warpage PLA prints. I stock a variety of colors, though I prefer to provide prints using whatever color is currently loaded in the printer. While I don't charge for changing out the color, this may change in the future. Should that happen, the best thing is to ask me what color is loaded and you can decide whether or not this is acceptable for your object.

I have printed a variety of parts for use at my real job, from simple spacers, to more complex robot grippers, to light fixtures. I have also printed parts for an interesting differential gearbox, as well as small toys for my kids. I tend to mostly make household items, many of which are available on Thingiverse. I'm soon going to design parts for the OpenBuilds products to make assembling your own robots cheap and simple.

I have access to other tools as well. Should you have a design that requires laser cutting acrylic or wood, please let me know.

Feel free to send me any parts you are interested in making, and I'll do my best to help you out and provide valuable feedback. I know makexyz now has rush ordering, but I always do my best to get the parts done quickly. If I can turn it around in 24 hours, I'll do that and never charge you more.

My services
3D printer
Makerbot Replicator 2
PLA Plastic ·Red, Black, Yellow, White, Purple, Orange, Blue ·Platform 280 x 152 x 152 (mm)
3D printer
Makerbot Replicator 2
PLA Plastic ·Red, Black, Yellow, White, Purple, Orange, Blue ·Platform 280 x 152 x 152 (mm)
CNC·$40.00 /hour
Shaper Origin
Laser cutter·$25.00 /hour
Glowforge Basic
Most helpful reviews
deepak m.
Dave is unbelievably awesome. I recently was having issues getting a 3D design done for an enclosure. I had issues from getting a design to getting it printed. I approached Dave about it and he was immediately coming out with ideas that just floored me right away. He is not an industrial designer(neither am I) and still he came up with a design that was 1/3 the size of the original design and that too in about 2 days. 2 Days!!! He printed the initial copy for me - included in the design services. That is I was not getting a design that could not be printed - it was the real deal. And the design he did was amazing. It can be assembled in about 30 seconds. No screws or fasteners!! The new design costs 1/2 of the previous one to print. Actually it costs infinitely less(divide by 0 error) because the previous design was neither functional nor printable. Very fortunate to have met Dave. All my 3D designs and prints for future are taken care of - very nicely!! Thank you Dave.
5 out of 5
Garrett R.
This is my second print that I had Dave complete, and I am as satisfied as ever. He offers great prints, and even better customer service. The first time I printed something for personal use and I was so satisfied by the results, I told my boss who now has me sending rapid prototype models to Dave for our company. There was a minor issue on this second model when removing a super flat piece from the work surface that caused a tiny blemish which was hardly noticeable. He not only offered to reprint the price, but upon telling him it was not an issue, he insisted on decreasing the price. If you are in the Bay Area and you need an affordable and quick 3d printed model, Dave is your best option.
5 out of 5
Garrett R.
Dave Is very deserving of his outstanding reviews. He responded to me with in an hour when I inquired about his services and even quicker when I had any questions along the way. He is professional, very reasonably priced, and provides more than just quality prints with a quick turn around. My models posed some considerable challenges when printing, and he patiently worked through them, and always consulted me and updated me before moving forward. He has offered advice on how to design models so that prints come out well and offer a greater ease in post processing. He has even offered great advice for other aspects of my project. He is very knowledgeable and experienced with many aspects of 3D printing and I look forward to working with him more.
5 out of 5
Charles G.
Dave is the best 3d printer I've found. He prints my parts perfectly, communicates with me when there are problems, and usually finds ways to fix things on his own. I tried other 3d printers and when I do the parts comparison Dave's parts have smoother finishes. I tried the same part with another printer, and they tried making it in 2 different materials and both were sandpapery and trash compared to Dave's prints. On top of that, Dave is very fast as well, and ships things out very quickly. It's just such a great experience to work with Dave!
5 out of 5
Neeraj T.
The system would not let me give more than 5 stars but if possible I would gladly give 7 stars to Dave. My son needed to make a box for a school project and this was his first project in using a 3 d printing service. Dave guided him with valuable suggestions in feasible design and gave a very reasonable quote and discount. The printed box was very high quality and better than we thought. I and my son would recommend Dave for any 3d printing work in Bay area.
5 out of 5
Charles G.
Dave was fantastic - he printed my designs quickly. When he found that there was a problem with one of my designs, he tried to fix it, told me about it very quickly, and when I realized I'd make a big mistake in my design, he graciously offered to print it again at no extra cost. The printing was fast and high quality and I look forward to using Dave's printing services again!
5 out of 5
F Casey W.
Ten Stars. Dave is very bright, has lots of experience, and his shop is open late (last call for stl uploads at 11pm). He has been a big help, very responsive and friendly. I highly recommend him. This was my first 3D printing project, a software guy prototyping a physical product. Trying to print this on my own at TechShop would have been educational, but I would never have made my deadline.
5 out of 5
Karen I.
I've placed an order with Dave 6 times and am always happy with the 3D parts he deliverers. Dave is very knowledgeable and dedicated to 3D printing and always takes an extra effort and time to print parts. If necessary, he will print as many time as possible with different 3D printer settings until he is completely satisfied with the final outcome.
5 out of 5
Dave - It's always great working with you, Karen. I'm looking forward to doing another project for you guys!
Neeraj T.
This was the second time I got something printed from Dave. It was another great experience for me. The print was clean and perfect, and the response time was extremely fast. As a high schooler who likes to tinker around with projects and build prototypes, I feel that Dave is the best for 3D printing in the bay area!
5 out of 5
Brooks L.
I can't imagine finding a better 3d printing supplier. This is clearly Dave's passion, he knows his stuff, is happy to help and it feel like he's one step ahead of me. Part quality is top notch, and turn-around is unbelievably fast. I just received parts in less than 24hrs from placing my order! I highly recommend Dave.
5 out of 5
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