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8 March

Primary 3D Printing Processes

2016-12-21T05:35:20+00:00By |3D Printing, 3D Printing Resources, Articles/How It Works|Comments Off on Primary 3D Printing Processes

The Main 3 Additive Manufacturing Methods The term "3D printing" is an additive manufacturing method that adds material to create an object. There are three primary technologies centering on 3D printing: Selective Laser Sintering, Stereolithography, and Fused Deposition Modeling. Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) The Fused Deposition Modeling process is similar [...]

4 November

3D Printer Styles: More Than Cartesian

2016-12-21T05:35:20+00:00By |3D Printing, Articles/How It Works|Comments Off on 3D Printer Styles: More Than Cartesian

Desktop Printer Styles   Delta Printer Delta printers are quickly gaining momentum in the industry. Delta printers are fast and amazingly fun to watch as the arms move in harmony at varying rates to build 3D objects. Delta printers are named after Delta Robots, a type of robot designed for really fast picking and placing operations, [...]

12 January

3D Printing Materials: Photosensitive Resin Versus Filament

2016-12-21T05:35:21+00:00By |3D Printing, Articles/How It Works, Materials, Rapid Prototyping, Tutorials, Tips, & Tricks|Comments Off on 3D Printing Materials: Photosensitive Resin Versus Filament

When it comes to consumer printers, there are two major technologies that drive the printing process: stereolithography (SLA) and fused deposition modeling (FDM, also known as fused filament fabrication, or FFF). Both methods deposit polymers in two significantly different ways: SLA uses a photosensitive resin which "cures" when exposed to light (usually ultraviolet), while FDM heats [...]

27 January

Cartesian Vs. Delta Printers: How Do They Work?

2016-12-21T05:35:24+00:00By |3D Printing, Articles/How It Works|2 Comments

Cartesian and Delta style 3D printers are the most common styles of desktop 3D printers currently available. What are the main differences? Well, to understand their unique abilities we need to recap a few technologies. Let’s briefly review the FDM process. An FDM printer takes a filament of a material (usually plastic) and extrudes it [...]