3D Print Research

3d print 1

3d prin2.png

Types of 3D Printing

SLA works by exposing a layer of photosensitive liquid resin. SLA creates smooth surfaced objects with extreme detail.

SLS is similar to SLA, but the key difference is that this type of 3D printer uses powdered material in the build area instead of liquid resin.

FDM is the most common 3D printing method used in desktop 3D printing. Thermoplastic filament is heated and extruded through an extrusion head that deposits the molten plastic in X and Y coordinates, while the build table lowers the object layer by layer in the Z direction.

Effectively, the object is built from the bottom up.

Locker, Anatol. “9 Basic Types of 3D Printers – 3D Printing Technology Guide.” All3DP. July 20, 2017. Accessed September 18, 2017. https://all3dp.com/1/types-of-3d-printers-3d-printing-technology/.



Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s