Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Who is behind LPF?
Little Planet Factory started as a personal hobby and interest by George Ioannids @Kupeplex who grew up watching Cosmos, is a great fan of Douglas Adams and happened to have past experience in full color 3d printing, thus decided to sort of intersect all three.
Q: How large can a globe be?
200mm / 7.8"
This is the maximum size of one piece seamless globes. Larger globes and terrains are possible as special orders but will need to be assembled out of multiple pieces. They are also significantly more expensive due to the additional structural thickening required to ensure the integrity of the walls.
Q: How small can a globe be?
10mm / 0.4"
With optionally smaller objects if they are part of a multi-part model that requires them for scale purposes. Keep in mind that the smaller these objects become the more detail is lost.
Q: Why are the large globes so expensive?
Unfortunately it can't be helped! The outer surface of these globes requires making use of a proprietary 3d printer ink. This means that every time the radius increases, consumption increases by a close to 4πr^2 relationship, r being the radius.