Welcome to the Steel Warrior Studios 3D Printed FAQ & Info Page.
Below is a quick summary of some common questions customers have. If something is not covered here please drop us a line at Info@SteelWarriorStudios.com and we will be happy to answer them!
How durable is the terrain you sell on your page?
3D printed product strength relies almost exclusively on the materials used, and the settings the printer is operated at. With such a large facility we can afford to dedicate more time to each job, and provide a product with a stronger, more durable finish. Our prints will easily survive a drop onto concrete from table height and there is no reason they should not last a life time with even the most basic care given to them by the end user. If you would like more information on how the process is done or would like to see some durability demonstrations of the finished product please contact us directly.
Is there anything I need to do before using the prints in my games?
None! We use a very reliable printing profile that leaves next to no visible printing process lines. Held up to the eye, you will of course be able to detect the printing process, but from average table viewing distance as in the pictures it will look flawless. We recommend you use a rattle can primer along the lines of the Krylon brand, but no additional sanding or filling is required.
Anything else note worthy I should know when using your products?
Generally speaking there is only one concern you should be aware of for long term enjoyment of this product and we will go into detail about it below. All forms of PLA (Biodegradable plastic we use to make the product) are subject to warping at high heat levels. Specially in regards to direct, prolonged exposure to sunlight and storage in superheated containers (plastic bins in the sunlight are especially bad). As such, we strongly recommend you do not leave your terrain in a warm car during the summer (forgetting it in the car overnight for example) and do your best to store the prints out of direct sunlight in your home. The PLA+ we use has some heat resistance to its properties but we don't recommend testing the limits first hand.