Also known as a offset manufacture, 3D printing is a way to create physical objects directly from the technical file. While digital design is nothing new, the traditional manufacturing based on the technology that cut the finished from a larger block of workpiece or plate of material; or the method of forming based on classic and expensive models. Conversely, 3D printing is an offset process helps build up layer by layer from the bottom up.
Stratasys 3D Printing Technology
Stratasys developed and produced two 3D printing technology the most versatile and widely used today.
FDM Technology build parts layer-by-layer from the bottom up by heating and extruding thermoplastic filament. FDM is commonly used to build functional parts with complex geometries, including prototypes, production pieces in small quantities, production support, jigs and fixtures.
PolyJet 3D Printing works similarly to inkjet printing, but instead of jetting drops of ink onto paper, PolyJet 3D Printers use UV energy for jet and dry thin layers of curable liquid photopolymer onto a build tray. With microscopic layer resolution and accuracy down to 0.1 mm, it can produce thin layers and complex geometries with many colors for multi-material parts. PolyJet is a great choice for the model and the actual samples with high resolution, short term injection mold, and the overall models to cast urethane.
The others production offset technology
Stereolithography (also known as SL or SLA) to build parts layer by layer using UV laser to solidify liquid photopolymer. It is often used to produce concept models, master models, large prototypes and investment casting patterns.
Laser Sintering (also known as selective laser sintering, SLS or LS) using CO2 laser to heat and combine durable thermoplastic powder to construct flexibility details with high elongation at breaking points. LS and prototype manufacturing parts provide lightweight, thermal and chemical resistance solutions.
Direct Metal Laser Sintering
Direct metal sintering (DMLS) make molten metal and alloy powder materials with a high power laser to produce hard metal details. DMLS manufacture metal parts in full, including the tools and production parts for a variety of industries.
How is 3D Printer used?
Also known as a offset manufacturing, 3D printing include a variety of methods and technologies from plastic extrusion to spray the polymer, laser sintering. Some technology for specific purposes such as designing jewelry or dental models. We also expanded the industry and manufacturing everything from concept models and functional prototypes to production tools and production details.
For high require manufacturing applications, 3D production system offers the ability to print large format, top accuracy and high-strength materials. For very intuitive applications such as product design, art and special effects, multi-material 3D printing offers a wide range of colors and materials realism to astonishing. For those of individual contributors and small groups, the desktop systems to bring affordable 3D printing technology to the right of your work space.
The designers, engineers, artists and researchers are finding new uses for 3D printing every day – and pushing the limits of what 3D printer can do. Although 3D printing in-house or to cooperate with any production services, the company also saves time and costs when innovation in almost all industries.