(FAQ) Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost to get something 3D printed?

Our 3D printing services are priced based on the time it takes to print and the amount (and type) of materials used. Thus the price depends on your model. For example, a typical mobile phone case would cost ~2000 KSH, whilst a building model that’s 20cm x 10cm x 10cm costs ~10,000 KSH. Email us your CAD file (.stl or .obj format) and we will give you an accurate quotation.

How long does it take to get my design 3D printed?

This all depends on your design. Some small items like rings and small spare parts print in a matter of minutes. Other large or complicated designs take days to print. When you request a quote or place your order we’ll let you know when it will be ready.

Do I have to have my own design?

No! If you don’t have your own design, we can do the design for you. On average design costs 5000 KSH per hour, but we are happy to discuss your design needs on a case-by-case basis. Please get in touch with your idea.
There are many designs available for free online, and you can also learn some simple design software, such as TinkerCAD fairly quickly.

Can you print in metal?

Unfortunately there is currently no metal 3D printing in East Africa. However, we can print in metal, and other materials, for you via our partners abroad. Get in touch for more details.

Do you stock 3D printer filament?

Yes! We keep a wide range of 3D printing filament in stock. From PLA to ABS to industrial materials, we’ve got a huge selection. Call the Nairobi office or email us to check what materials and colours are in stock – +254 742 345 391.

Which filament should I choose?

You should choose your filament based on the needs of your design and your printing environment. Many beginners use PLA as it’s easy to use, comes in many colours and is made from biodegradable materials. Learn more here or contact us with your specific needs.

Where are you located?

Our showroom is located on the 23rd floor of Anniversary Towers in Nairobi CBD, across from the University of Nairobi. You are welcome to drop by but call ahead to ensure we are there (+254 742 345 391).
If you want to get a quotation for a print, please email us as our designers are not based in the showroom.

What forms of payment do you accept?

We accept Paybill (Till Number 627322), mpesa transfers (for non-Kenyan mobile transfers) and bank transfers.

Do you charge VAT?

Yes, Kuunda 3D is VAT registered and thus we are required to charge 16% VAT. Most of our prices include VAT in the price, apart from our 3D printers which are VAT exclusive.

Do you deliver?

Yes! We can arrange delivery throughout Kenya and East Africa. Contact us to find out the costs. Alternatively you can arrange collection from our head office in Anniversary Towers in Nairobi CBD.

What is 3D Printing anyways?

Watch this great 10 minute overview below….

What is FDM 3D Printing? (Courtesy of 3DHubs)