Pronto has been in business since 2001. We employ some 20 workers in a 10 000 sq.ft. facility located in Quebec City, Canada
What type of files do you accept?
What is an .stl file?
Can you work from a sketch or a DXF file?
What resins are available for rapid prototyping?
We accept native CAD files from the following Programs: Solidworks, Pro Engineer and Rhino. We can also accept .igs, .stp, and .stl files.
An .stl file is a neutral file format for rapid prototyping available on most CAD programs.
Yes, but we will need to convert your work to a 3D file. Additional fees could be charged for this work.
ABS is the most popular resin because of its strength and its ability to be post-processed or finished.
Flexible rubber-like resins
Are colored resins available?
Are there any extra charges for colored resins?
Do you offer high resolution SLA?
ABS prototypes can be printed in seven different colors: white, green, red, yellow, blue, steel gray and black. If you do not specify a color, your parts will be printed in the default color, which is white. The available colors for acrylic polymers are white, black, blue, or translucent.
There is no extra charge for colored ABS resins regardless of the color. A $50 charge is applicable to parts made of acrylic polymers.
Yes. This SLA is called viper
What is the durability of rapid prototypes?
Is post-processing required?
Are there any size limitations on rapid prototypes?
What is the lead time on rapid prototyping?
Unlike prototypes made in weak materials to validate only the appearance and dimensions of parts, some resins can be used for functional tests. Talk to our technical representatives for the best choice.
Post-processing is not required. The model will retain its shape and accuracy indefinitely. Most resins can be sanded, milled, drilled, tapped and painted. Some can even be electroplated.
No. If the prototype is too large for our equipment, the CAD file will be divided and printed as separate parts and then glued together. Additional charges will apply.
Turnaround time depends on the size and complexity of the design, but it could be as quick as a few hours. Talk to our technical representatives for a quote and lead time.
What happens if the file is incorrect?
Do you offer finishing services?
How do I get a quote?
How long will it take to receive a quote?
Your 3D file will be analyzed upon receipt to ensure that it can be printed properly. We will contact you if there is a problem. You can then revise it yourself, or we can do it for you. Additional fees may apply.
Pronto offers complete finishing services. Click on FINISHING & POST-PROCESSING in the SERVICES section of our website for more information.
By contacting our technical representative or by filling in the form available on our website under REQUEST A QUOTE
Most quotes are sent the same day for rapid prototyping and within two days for urethane casting.
How long will it take for delivery?
Can I use my own shipping account?
Do you ship outside Canada?
What form of payment do you accept?
It depends on the size of the parts, quantity and level of finish required. The sooner our involvement in your project, the better our response and our ability to deliver the parts in the required time. For more information, click ASAP on our website
Yes. However, allow time for customs clearance.
We accept payment by check, and payments by Visa and Mastercard through PayPal.
When should I consider cast urethane prototypes?
Are there any size limitations on urethane casting?
What colors can you match?
How long does it take to get urethane castings?
How many castings can you get from a mold?
What do you recommend for gluing parts?
What do you recommend for cleaning painted prototype parts?
When the number of copies exceeds 5 units. Click the URETHANE CASTING tab in the SERVICE section of our website for more information.
We have produced anything from tiny valves for experiments in the space shuttle program to large 360 liter waste bins. For more information, visit the PORTFOLIO section on our website.
We can match any color. We can work from a Pantone color sample, a paint sample or an existing production part.
It usually takes a week to print and finish the master. The silicone mold is cast during the second week and production of urethane parts starts in the third week. The sooner our involvement in your project, the better our response and our ability to deliver the parts in the required time. For more information, click ASAP on our website.
We can usually pull 25 castings from a mold, but it varies depending on the complexity of the piece. We offer different alternatives when a large number of parts is required. For more information, please contact our technical representatives.
Whether to join two parts or to repair a damaged part, we recommend that you call us, as there are different adhesives for different applications.