FDM (Fused Deposition Modeling)
During printing, material is deposited in single layers that fuse together to create
a 3D printed object.
Plastic filament is fed through a heated nozzle where the material is melted and
deposited onto a build platform. As layers are deposited onto the platform, each
successive layer fuses on top of the other until the 3D object is complete.
Materials: thermoplastics such as ABS, Nylon, PPSF
A specific wavelength of light solidifies the liquid via a process called
photopolymerization and builds objects layer by layer.
Material: photocurable plastics
It works like an inkjet printer. Instead of jetting drops of ink, the printer ets
drops of photopolymer that solidify when exposed to UV light.
Material: thermoplastic such as polypropylene, polycarbonates Powder/Binder based 3D printing
A roller puts a thin layer of powder on a platform. A special print head places a
binding agent at specific points, printing a thin layer of your model that is able to
bind to subsequent layers
Material: ceramics, multicolor, steel, high detail stainless steel
LS, SLS(Selective Laser Sintering )
printer is heated up to just below the melting point of the powder. The printer
then spreads out an incredibly fine layer of this powder. A laser beam heats up
the areas that need to be sintered together just above the melting point. The
parts that were to