Four Things To Love About 3D Printing


3D printing is a new and exciting technology that uses 3D filament to print in three dimensions. It has been used for years in the design industry, but only recently has it become affordable enough to be accessible to the average person. There are many different reasons to love 3D printing, but here are four that will really get you excited.  

1) You Can Get High-Resolution 3D Printing With The Right Filaments

High-resolution 3D printing refers to any 3D printing process capable of creating small features and highly detailed objects. This is opposed to low-resolution 3D printing processes that are more suitable for rapid prototyping or large scale construction processes.

There are many different high-resolution 3D printers and several different processes by which they produce objects, but all high-resolution 3D printers use one of two methods to create objects: stereolithography (SLA) or selective laser sintering (SLS).

2) 3D Printing Can Be Low-Cost

3d printing was once extremely expensive. But that's changing. Over the last few years, the world has seen advances in 3D printing technology that us making it more practical for everyday use — especially for makers, artists and small businesses.

Today's improvements include lower prices for 3D printers, higher-quality prints and more reliable performance. That means you can now get into 3D printing technology without spending tens of thousands of dollars or needing a dedicated IT staff to help you run it.

3) You Can Easily Get Into 3D Printing

Most printers come pre-calibrated, so there's no need for calibration by hand before starting your first print job; they're ready right out of the box! You don't have to worry about levelling bed surfaces either since these printers come equipped with automatic bed levelling capabilities, which makes it easy to get started without any experience.

4) There Are Flexible Options

One of the first costs associated with 3D printing will be the materials. But you have a choice depending on your needs and budget. The most common materials used in desktop 3D printing are ABS (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene) and PLA (polylactic acid). Both of these materials come in plastic filament form that feeds into your printer to create your objects. ABS is more flexible than PLA, but it requires a heated baseplate to keep it from warping while it prints. PLA tends to warp far less during printing, but it is much less flexible and therefore may not fare well if your object must bend significantly without breaking.

3D printing is an awesome technology, but you don't need to invest thousands of dollars in a 3D printer or filaments. 

For more information about filaments, like Zortrax 3D filaments, contact a local supplier.


16 March 2022

Beautiful Ideas and Big Projects: A Printing Blog

Whether you own a business, run a nonprofit or plan events, you need printing services. The right printing services can help you educate your staff, attract new clients, market your brand and a host of other things. However, to tie it all together, you often need the right ideas. Hi! My name is Clare Unger, and I love coming up with ideas. I run a small business, and I constantly come up with more ideas than I could possibly use. I've decided to amass some of them here. I plan to focus on printing ideas and printing projects, but I may delve into other concepts as well. I hope you enjoy this blog, and if you like my posts, please share them with your friends and colleagues.