3D Printing - Variety of processes
There are a good number of 3D printing technologies available on the market. Understanding their working principles and discerning their differences allows you to choose the right process according to the needs of the application.
3D Printing - FDM - Design Guidelines
At first glance, fused deposition modeling printing (FDM) seems quite simple. Indeed, almost all geometries can be manufactured by FDM. However, it is possible to optimize the design of a part in order to have a good finish, to avoid "post-processing" and to keep a desired geometry.
3D Printing - FDM - Filament Choice
Since the launch of the first 3D printer by Stratasys, only offering, at the time, ABS as a printing material, the plastic filament market has grown to now offer dozens of different materials. This expanded offering gives many opportunities and each filament can have its advantages and downsides depending on the purpose of the produced part. This article presents some filaments and their characteristics.
3D Printing - FDM - Desktop Printer
Fused deposition modeling, better known by the acronym FDM, is the most recognized additive manufacturing process. This "bit of history" blog post highlights the evolution of the desktop 3D printer in corporate engineering offices. We therefore focus on machines with a smaller form factor and on innovations making it possible to reduce acquisition cost.