Black Friday or Bust: Save Up to 30%!

November 23, 2016 by Leah Evanovich

Gear up for the busiest shopping day of the year with big savings from Performance 3-d!

Formlabs Form 2 SLA Printer Ready to Work

November 19, 2016 by Leah Evanovich

We are excited to announce the addition of our newest printer, the Formlabs Form 2 SLA. Touted as the most advanced desktop 3D printer ever created, the Form 2 is powered by a 250mW precision laser guided by custom-built galvanometers.

Performance 3-d could use your support! (and 10% off coupon)

June 24, 2016 by Jay Evanovich


Early on Tuesday morning my sister lost her house and belongings to a fire. Although the most important thing is that everyone is safe, her family of 4 lost almost everything. We're asking for your help to get this great family back on their feet during this difficult and life changing tragedy. P3-d will donate the net proceeds from all purchases made from now till July 4th to help with clothes, housing and essentials during this time of transition. If you need anything printer-related, now would be a GREAT time to buy!  

If you wish to help but don't need to purchase anything, please donate here or send us an email using our contact page.  

Thank you for helping support the P3-d family during this time of need, and please use coupon code TENfor4th to get 10% off all orders over $25.  

Lastly, although this incident was not 3D-printer related, it is a sobering reminder just how quickly everything can be lost. This is especially important within the printing community, so PLEASE take the time and proper precautions to protect your family and house. Ensure wiring is good, don't leave printers unattended, have a fire escape plan, etc...

Are you ready to Erupt?

April 11, 2016 by Jay Evanovich

Volcano nozzles are here! We've brought our Duraplat3-d technology to the new line of nozzles that are direct replacements for the E3D volcanos.  

Available in 0.3mm, 0.4mm, 0.6mm, 0.8mm, 1.0mm, and even 1.2mm for those super quick and large volume prints. We are stocking them for both 1.75mm and 3mm (2.85) filaments, in all 3 of our different materials: Elite (brass), Apollo (aluminum), and Hercules (hardened steel). Want to try out a few sizes - pick up a Maker Pack today.  

No one can compete with our nozzle selection (over 10,000 nozzles in 120 different configurations available).  Make sure to create a store account and earn rewards points for every dollar you spend.  


Introducing P3-d Rewards Points

March 10, 2016 by Jay Evanovich

This has been a very exciting year for P3-d and we have you, our customers, to thank!  With your support and feedback we have been able to drastically increase our nozzle offerings and inventory.  In particular, a number of customers make large or recurring purchases and it's time we recognized you for that.  

Effective immediately, you can sign up for our rewards program and earn a point for every dollar spent.  Also earn points just for signing up, for referring a fellow maker, or sharing us on social media.  These points are redeemable toward future purchases.  

We truly appreciate your patronage and as always, look forward to your feedback about this new feature and our products in general.  

Thanks from P3-d!  


Replicator 2 Heated Aluminum Build Plate In Final Testing

January 18, 2016 by Jay Evanovich

Update 3-15-16:  Heated build plate installation and operating instructions are posted and you can now purchase the heated build plate through our store.  

Update 3-9-16:  Pre-orders are closed and beta testing is in process.  Look for this product to be added to our shop page in the coming weeks.  

Just a quick update on where we stand with the heated aluminum build plate for the capable Makerbot Replicator 2 printer.  This printer is a great printer but one giant hole in its repertoire is the lack of a heated build plate, making it impossible to print ABS, Nylon, PETG, and other advanced materials.  Even when printing normal PLA, the heated bed eliminates curl and improves bed adhesion, often making it unnecessary to use raft.  

The P3-d Rep2 heating system is in the final testing phases and is fully operational.  This will be a complete plug and play system, with no soldering to the motherboard required, no need to upgrade power supplies.  Simply install the aluminum plate, plug in the controller and you're ready to print.  The temperature controller can be set at any temp you like, and one nice feature our system will come with is a timer to shut off the heated plate after the print is done.  

In the coming weeks we have a few small tweaks to make to the enclosure, and then we have to get milling some aluminum and complete all the wiring.  So look for this system to be available on our site in the near future.  We are currently taking pre-orders so contact us here if you are interested in beta testing and being one of the first to get their hands on this must-have upgrade.  Until then, another picture...

 Replicator 2 Heated Aluminum Build Plate Temperature Controller with Timer

Testing of Wear Resistant Hercules Nozzles

January 12, 2016 by Jay Evanovich

More makers and companies are using high performance materials such as metallic, glass fiber, and carbon fiber filaments in their specific applications to achieve new levels of performance. Unfortunately, this performance comes at a cost: fast erosion and wear on the nozzle orifice and tip which leads to changing extrusion diameters and reduces the quality of prints. This also means buying more nozzles and swapping them more frequently, which of course means less time doing what you want to do: print cool stuff. Through our testing, we've found that our Duraplat3-d™ Elite nozzles have 5 times the wear resistance of a standard brass nozzle, and our Duraplat3-d™ Hercules nozzles last 67 times longer! Below is a case study of some of the testing we've done where you can find all the details.