3D design and printing from the heart of Angers, France
What is the Studio Septentrion ? First and foremost, it is an integral 3D design and printing service. Working from pictures, drawings, files or any other support, I design and print high quality 3D objects.
But it is also a rapport : I am available for any creation concept, in order to make your dreams a reality ! Though I am based in Angers, France, I mostly work at a distance : you may have reached this site from my active pages on Upwork, PeoplePerHour, Freelabster and several other freelance sites.
I work on demand for any client, individual or professional. Do you have a concept ? Don’t hesitate to contact me directly !
Flexible 3D design
Years of experience in Computer Aided Design have made me proficient in multiple types of 3D design work : object scanning, creation of objects from pictures or measurements, modification of existing files, preparation for manufacturing…
My professional experience in the fields of plastic injection, blowing and machining helps me account for future mass production in my designs, and advise you regarding the appropriate technology as I optimize your parts.
Base layer of a prosthetic hand, ready for 3D printing in twenty-nine parts
Express 3D prototyping
The main use of 3D printing is the creation of prototypes before starting mass production. 3D design and printing can decrease the cost and delay of prototyping considerably. The model below took only two days from drawing to shipping !
3D prototyping allows you to check the dimensions of your part, to ensure a correct fit and to have an idea of the final appearance before starting production. You can save considerable amounts of money by detecting and correcting defects this early in the creation process.
Concept drawing, sent by the client
3D model of the perfume bottle, made in Blender
Scale prototype, 3D printed
High-quality 3D printing
Thanks to my professional grade equipment and years of experience in the fields of CAD, 3D printing and painting, my creations are of a very high quality : they can be used for exposition set pieces, prototypes, cosplaying…
I also offer 3D cutting and engraving services, in order to add a level of customization to your prints !
Mechanical chess set with folding board designed and printed for myself (ABS, laser-cut plexiglas and acrylic paint)
Industrial-grade 3D printing
The diversity of plastic filaments available and the quality of my equipment means that my prints can be used for all sorts of industrial applications. Resistance to heat, chemicals, impacts, flexion… each requirement has its ideal plastic.
The Studio Septentrion is an officially registered individual company in France. Your payments are therefore legally VAT-exempt.
Numerous parts printed in Volcano TPLA for industrial use
Rapid 3D printing
I also accept simpler jobs : printing existing stl file, mass production… At a low cost and in a short time frame. Do not hesitate to consult some of the numerous online object libraries.
I will of course offer to optimize your files depending on their future use : choice of material, print direction, modification of the file when needed… all for an irreproachable result !
Prototype of an electrical plug box (PLA, ABS, polypropylene and Loctite assembly)
With years of experience in the plastic production industry and two diplomas in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, I can advise you on the best manufacturing methods for your 3D designs.
As mentioned, 3D printing is best suited to the creation of prototypes or small batches at a low cost. If you wish to mass produce your models, you will have to think of the appropriate technology. Plastic injection, blowing, machining… Each technology has its ups and downs, and imposes constraints on the model. For instance, if the part is molded, the mold must be able to open in order to release it : bad things will happen if the shape of the part does not allow for it…
I can not only advise you as to the most appropriate technologies for mass production of your models, but also optimize models for the constraints imposed by each technology. All that will remain for you will be to send them to a production site.
Such sites typically demand standardized 2D manufacturing plans : these require knowledge of engineering practices and codes, which is why I can offer to make them for you.
Manufacturing plan that I drew for a small wheel assembly
Finally, if the mass-production step worries you, I can handle this part entirely. My contacts in the manufacturing field can handle the mass production of plastic and metallic parts.
State of the art equipment
The printers in my Angers workshop are professional-grade, state of the art machines.
I print complex parts on Alioth, my Ultimaker 3 Extended. It is the most advanced desktop model on the market, capable of printing 0,06mm layers with two parallel print heads. This not only allows for bi-color printing, but more importantly multi-matter printing : it can thus associate the qualities of different plastics in a single print
For simple parts I use Mizar, a Prusa i3 MK3. This printer’s impressive speed and quality output makes it the best mid-cost printer on the market today.
For both of these printers I use FormFutura brand filament, another quality product. The superior appearance and mechanical properties of the parts thus printed justifies the extra price of the filament.
Finally, I occasionally use my laser cutter, Dubhe, to enhance printed parts. I also use it to cut and engrave wood, allowing for the construction of 3D printed furniture !
The current printers of the Studio Septentrion. From left to right : Alioth, Dubhe and Mizar
Do you have questions about the 3D printing technology ? Then head to the technology section, or to the design section ! Do you wish to see some of my recent creations ? My design, commissioned works and personal creations galleries are always growing ! And do not hesitate to contact me : I am available for any question !