Q: What types of inventions can you help design?
A: We focus on mechanical, functional prototypes. Typically sculptures and organic shapes aren't our specialty, but we'd still be happy to take a look and provide feedback!
Q: How much does it cost to prototype an invention idea?
A: At HartSmart Products, our pricing is pretty straightforward. Consultations are free, design work is charged on an hourly rate, and 3D printing is charged by volume. Each idea is different, but we will be transparent about any and all charges.Visit the Prototyping Page for More Information
Q: What materials do you have to print my model?
A: We are self-proclaimed "materials junkies," which means that we love getting in and testing new materials all the time. Currently we have over 20 different types of materials with different characteristics so we're happy to help make a recommendation to fit your needs!
Q: How long will it take to print my model?
A: Printing time varies by material, resolution, and infill type, but the biggest factor is size. Larger items take exponentially longer time to print. If you send over a model we'd be happy to provide a time estimate!Visit the 3D Printing Page for More Information
Q: Won't biodegradable and compostable materials break down in normal use?
A: No, it takes very specific conditions to cause biodegradable, and even compostable materials to degrade.
Think about it this way: wood is compostable, but we use it to create structures that exist for hundreds of years!
Q: I have a big project I'm working on. Do you offer material in larger spool sizes?
A: Yes! Many of our materials come in spool sizes up to 4kg! We generally don't keep the larger sizes on the shelf, but are happy to special order it on request.Visit the 3D Printing Supplies Page for More Information!