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What is 3d printing?

While the term is broad, 3D printing generally means methods for constructing objects using additive technologies under computer control. This includes laser hardened resins, plastic extrusion, and other more exotic deposition technologies. It does not include milling machines and other CNC mechanisms as these remove material instead of adding it. It does not include carpentry or brick laying since these are not under computer control (though there is a 3D brick laying robot). 3d printing service mumbai delhi vadodara india

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Technology Types

Much like the early days of the automobile, there are many incompatible designs of 3D printers with hundreds of small companies jockeying for position. Still, we can break them down into just a few basic types: extrusion, fluid hardening, and exotic.

Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM)

Stereolithography(SLA)

So where do these two advantages help?

Custom: If you want something that no one else makes, or that no one else makes exactly how you want it, then custom printing is a win.

Set and costume designers for TV & Film. If I need to build new phasers for my troop of five Klingons, a 3D printer is the tool to use.
Architectural models
Doll furniture
Monogrammed / engraved items.


Locality: If the factory is far away in space or time then 3D printing your own item, even if physically inferior, is still a win. ex:

An aircraft carrier can’t carry parts for everything that could possibly break on such a large vessel. 3D printers solve that problem for things like gaskets and smaller plastic objects.

Future Developments


The 3D printing market is growing and changing rapidly. According to IDC: "The 3D printing market is set to emerge from niche to mainstream. The market will see tremendous unit and revenue growth from 2012 to 2017, with compound annual growth rates of 29 percent and 59 percent, respectively”. I think that is a bit optimistic, but clearly there is a lot of potential.

Glossary

PLA
Polylactic Acid: a plastic made from bio materials like corn starch. Easy to recycle. Melts at a low temp. Can be printed without a heated bed. Easy to work with. Somewhat brittle. The most common first material for a 3D printer. No toxic fumes. Cannot go in a dishwasher. Comes in many colors.

ABS
Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene. The plastic Lego is made of. Stronger and more pliable than PLA. Melts at a higher temp. Can go in a dishwasher. Needs a heated bed. The most common second material for a 3D printer. Few toxic fumes. Comes in many colors.
PET
The plastic disposable water bottles are made of. These bottles can actually be recycled into new filament. Transparent. Generally safe for home use with ventilation.
PVA
Water soluble plastic. Used for dissolvable support structures.

PC - Polycarbonate : The plastic CDs and reusable water bottles are made. Impact and temp resistant. Melts at higher temp. May make more fumes.

new arrivals another materials

TitanX : ade, high-performance and FFF/FDM-optimized ABS based engineering filament. TitanX is the evolution of ABS into a warp-free filament with unsurpassed mechanical properties and is extremely suitable for 3D printing large scale and high precision engineering objects.

ApolloX Material : ApolloX is a professional high-performance engineering filament, which is based on an uniquely industrial-grade modified ASA (Acrylonitrile Styrene Acrylate) compound.

PC - Plus : Parts made with Polymaker PC show significantly improved mechanical strength compared to ABS and PLA under almost any deformation mode. Polymaker PC Plus shows good optical clarity, rendering parts with an attractive crystal shine!Polymaker PC offers outstanding fracture toughness that is simply unobtainable from other 3D printing materials of similar stiffness.

PCTPE : PCTPE stands for "Plasticized Copolyamide TPE" or a substance co-polymer of very adaptable nylon and TPE (thermoplastic elastomer) . PCTPE has several unique features that allow any user to print a highly flexible part with the added durability of our nylon polymers.

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