3D Printing

What is 3D printing? What 3D Printing method is best for my parts? How much does 3D Printing cost? This group of articles will answer your questions about 3D Printing and how this manufacturing technology can be used as a prototyping and/or production solution for your custom part manufacturing needs.


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What is 3D Printing

Introduction Three-dimensional (3D) Printing is a relatively new manufacturing process that was first patented in 1980. Since the inception of the open source RepRap project

Design for 3D Printing

3D Printed Lithophane Back lit
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3D Printed Lithophanes

Introduction Typically, a lithophane is described as thin translucent porcelain that has been etched or carved with an image and is viewed when back lit

MiniWorld 3D Helsinki Cathedral
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Artistic Design for 3D Printing

Introduction Whether you’re a 3D Printing enthusiast who dreams about printing and sharing designs, or an engineer who’s familiar with mechanical or industrial design looking

3D Printing Methods

MJF 3D Printed Automotive Parts
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What is MJF 3D Printing

What is Multi Jet Fusion (MJF) 3D Printing? Multi Jet Fusion (MJF) is a 3D printing technology for producing rigid and flexible polymer parts of

Metal 3D Printed Aluminum
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What is Metal 3D Printing

What is Metal 3D Printing? Metal 3D Printing is an advanced manufacturing method that builds metal parts from a CAD file using a layer-by-layer technique

SLA 3D Printer
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What is 3D Resin Printing

What is 3D Resin Printing? Stereolithography (SLA), Digital Light Processing (DLP), and Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) are 3 different types of 3D Resin Printing processes.

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What is FDM 3D Printing

Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM), sometimes referred to as Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF), is one of the most popular types of extrusion 3D Printing. The FDM

SLS Laser Sintered 3D Printed
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What is SLS 3D Printing

Introduction Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) is an Additive Manufacturing (AM) process that uses laser power to sinter powdered material, typically plastics, into a solid 3D