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3D Printing Technologies

By |2019-12-13T17:17:08-05:00December 13th, 2019|3D Printing|

3D Printing Technologies Deciphering which 3D printing technology is best for you can be difficult. Here, we’ve compiled a handy overview of the main six industrial 3D printing technologies found on the market, including FDM, PolyJet, MultiJet, SLA, SLS, and DMLS.  What is 3D Printing? 3D printing is a manufacturing option that allows parts [...]

FDM: Filament Extrusion

By |2019-12-13T17:22:06-05:00December 10th, 2019|3D Printing|

FDM: Filament Extrusion This post is part of our 3D Printing Technologies series. FDM 3D printing is the most common type of additive manufacturing technology. It is a popular choice for desktop 3D printers and has grown to be the most well-known form of 3D printing. While satisfactory results are possible on desktop models, [...]

MultiJet: Material Jetting

By |2019-12-13T17:21:41-05:00December 4th, 2019|3D Printing|

MultiJet: Material Jetting This post is part of our 3D Printing Technologies series. There are multiple additive manufacturing options to select from for your part's production, and it is imperative to understand how each one works before making your final choice. In this article, we’ll cover MultiJet 3D printing, which is a resin and [...]

PolyJet: Material Jetting

By |2019-12-13T17:21:15-05:00November 27th, 2019|3D Printing|

PolyJet: Material Jetting This post is part of our 3D Printing Technologies series. There are multiple 3D printing technologies available, including several that deal with thermoset photopolymers. PolyJet is one such technology, and it produces excellent fine details and a smooth surface finish for aesthetically pleasing parts. For best results, industrial PolyJet printers should [...]

SLA: Vat Photopolymerization

By |2019-12-13T17:20:49-05:00November 21st, 2019|3D Printing|

SLA: Vat Photopolymerization This post is part of our 3D Printing Technologies series. 3D printing is offered in many forms, including a vat photopolymerization process referred to as SLA. Due to this 3D printer’s design and post-processing handling, SLA parts are best created in an industrial setting. As such, this article will only discuss [...]

SLS: Powder Bed Fusion

By |2019-12-13T17:20:19-05:00November 14th, 2019|3D Printing|

SLS: Powder Bed Fusion This post is part of our 3D Printing Technologies series. Additive manufacturing has many forms, including a thermoplastic sintering method referred to as SLS that makes functional prototypes and end-use 3D printed parts. Due to its use of a high-powered laser, this technology is best used in an industrial setting [...]

DMLS: 3D Printing Metal Parts

By |2019-12-13T17:19:44-05:00November 12th, 2019|3D Printing|

DMLS: 3D Printing Metal Parts This post is part of our 3D Printing Technologies series. While metal parts are most commonly produced via traditional CNC machining, there is a way to 3D print metal parts through a process called DMLS. This technology typically only produces good results when operated at an industrial 3D printing [...]

Common Defects in Injection Molding

By |2019-10-30T11:32:03-05:00October 30th, 2019|Injection Molding|

Common Defects in Injection Molding Injection molding is a method of mass production manufacturing and is not without its faults. Defects can be minor surface marks or major areas of weakness or failure. They are often the result of errors in the molding process, poor design, material contamination, or a combination of the three. [...]