Jan 25, 2020 Viewed: 349 Tag: 3dprinting  

What aspects of 3D printing need attention?

3D printing was born in the mid-1990s and has been developing for almost 30 years.

3D printer, also known as three-dimensional printer (3DP), is a kind of cumulative manufacturing technology, that is, a machine of rapid prototyping technology. It is a digital model file based on special wax materials, powdery metals or plastics. Materials, which are printed on layers of adhesive material to make three-dimensional objects. At this stage, 3D printers are used to make products, and layer-by-layer printing methods are used to construct objects. The principle of the 3D printer is to put data and raw materials into the 3D printer, and the machine will make the product layer by layer according to the program.

So in industrial application collection, what aspects of 3D printing customers usually pay attention to? The main three points are as follows.

I. 3D printing material cost:

Today the market is relatively transparent, but it is not known whether there are small workshops that intentionally and maliciously compete at low prices. Sometimes it's not just a low price. The prototypes need complete post-processing, and some small workshops don't have it, which will cause back and forth to waste time. Recommended reading: What is the relationship between 3d printing and complex molds?

Second, accuracy:

3D printing accuracy is related to the layer thickness. If the layer thickness is thick, the work may also fail when printing support. So rather than precision, consider precision as the layer thickness. Industrial 3D printing can reach a layer thickness of 0.1mm, while small workshops for desktop printing can only reach 0.2mm or 0.25mm.

Third, post-processing:

Grinding, coloring, oil injection, polishing, curing, silk screen, electroplating, radium carving and so on. The company provides one-stop service. Small workshops are difficult to achieve one-stop service, which will cause time and cost to go back and forth.

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