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Pros and Cons of 3d Printing Technology Types

Direct Metal Deposition Pros Repair Capability Part Size Gradients Coatings Cons Slow Expensive machines Column Shapes Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS) Pros Better Surface Finish Fine features Wide selection of materials Cons Slow Small build volumes Support structure required Heavy post processing Electron Beam Melting (EBM) Pros Fast Lower residual stresses Cons Rough surface finish Internal […]

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Types of 3D Printing Technology

As outlined in our introduction to 3D printing, the basics of 3D printing involve building up layers of material until a solid shape is formed. There are several methods for achieving this, this page should act as a brief guide to some of these different methods. Fused Deposition Modelling (FDM) This method, also called Fused […]

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Which 3d Scanner? Selecting the ideal 3D Scanner for your project

Selecting the ideal 3D Scanner to make your project successful . For most of us, investing in a 3D scanner is a completely new undertaking. This procedure is complicated as well as bewildering because each 3D scanning system has its own characteristics and utilizes different technologies (ie. laser, white-light, and stereovision). Of all the 3D scanners that […]

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How 3D printers Work

3D printing, a concept in development for over 20 years, is quickly becoming a reality for masses. From desktop 3D printers in every home to 3D printing of organs and car, this technology will impact how we buy, think, create and share. 3D printers replace ink with everything from plastic to chocolate to concrete, and […]

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