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Richard Gain - 3D printer in Marple Bridge, England

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Richard Gain - 3D printer in Marple Bridge, England

Richard Gain

- 5/5 - 42 reviews

Marple Bridge, ENGLAND


3D printing $0.35 /cm³ CAD design $45.00 /hour
About this listing
On makexyz, you'll find 3D printers and makers near you to help you make something. This listing explains Richard's services.
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I run a 'Design and 3D Print' service for the small scale manufacture of decorative or functional objects.
Puzzle designer - inventor of 'Superstrings' puzzle
3D printer enthusiast - built my own Mendel90 and 3DR printers from scratch using the eMaker Huxley.
Clinical terminologist - currently working at Clinithink

I have been designing puzzles for printing by commercial 3D printing services since 2008. I built my first printer in August 2011 and used it to print all the parts for my second printer, a Mendel90. This has a sturdier frame, a larger build area and a heated enclosure to prevent warping when printing larger parts.
I used the Mendel90 to print my third printer, a 3DR delta printer.
The Mendel90 is best for wide objects up to 140 mm tall.
The 3DR delta is best for narrow objects up to 330 mm tall.
In 2016, I built my fourth printer, an E3D BigBox which has xyz dimensions of 300 x 200 x 300 mm. It also has dual extrusion capability which greatly extends the kinds of model that can be printed.
I regularly print in several materials including PLA, ABS, Bridge nylon, PETG, woodfill and bronzefill. ABS is suitable for acetone vapour smoothing, which gives a fabulously shiny surface.
I sometimes print at 0.1 mm resolution but also use 0.15 or 0.2 mm layers which often gives the best compromise between surface quality and print time.

My services
3D printer
E3d Bigbox Dual
HIPS, PET Plastic, PLA Plastic, ABS Plastic ·Blue, Grey, White, Red, Orange, Black ·Platform 300 x 200 x 300 (mm)
3D printer
Creality Cr-10s
PLA Plastic, PET Plastic ·Silver, Blue, Grey, White, Red, Yellow, Gold, Pink, Orange, Green, Black ·Platform 300 x 300 x 400 (mm)
Most helpful reviews
Govindaraj M.
Richard is wonderful, kind and knowledgeable. This is my first project and I was able to take informed decision on the basis of the information Richard provided. In addition he printed the parts really fast and sent to me. I really appreciate. The printed output came really nice. The rates are also very reasonable. Surely will choose him again and recommend him. Many Thanks Richard for your service!
5 out of 5
Michael W.
Very good, professional and friendly customer service. Talked me through the project step by step and I got the results mere days later after starting from scratch, also a very low cost compared to the other services I have seen. High quality and highly recommended, thank you! :)
5 out of 5
Manpreet P.
Richard not only offers a competitive quote, but also his service is by far the best I have come across. He replies with prompt honest answers, his production time was very fast and he delivered withing 1 day. I would definitely recommend giving him a try.
5 out of 5
Thomas W.
Richard clearly understands the importance of customer satisfaction. Through the whole process from initial correspondence to delivery of the product, Richard gave us confidence that our product would be completed to the standard required. I very much look forward to working with Richard again. Top Maker!
5 out of 5
Andrew W.
Richard offered a very professional and friendly service and the whole project was turned around in just a few days. The quality of the prints were exactly what I was after. I look forward to using the service again soon. Thank you.
5 out of 5
Govindaraj M.
Richard was really experienced , knowledgeable and has passion about 3d. I am glad I have chosen for my project. He was really helpful and delivery was quick too! Highly recommend Richard and his service charges also very reasonable. Thanks Richard!
5 out of 5
Stephen G.
Absolutely brilliant service and print quality. I was rather new to 3D printing, however this was not a problem as the information I received was first rate. Couldn't have asked more, and will certainly use your services again! Thanks, Steve
5 out of 5
Neil D.
Knowing Richard's reputation for printing 3D puzzles, I expected that I would receive a precision result. I was not disappointed and can recommend him as someone capable of producing work of the very highest quality.
5 out of 5
Daniel B.
Richard is extremely helpful and gave me some great design tips to improve performance and save printed volume. The finished product is superb too, I'd highly recommend his service. Thanks.
5 out of 5
Andrew W.
Thanks again Richard for your excellent, knowledgeable service. Parts were turned around extremely quickly and printed to a high standard. I hope to use again!
5 out of 5
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