Thursday, 11 July 2013

3D Printing Technologies



3D printing technology has been in use from more than a decad; however, with emergence of digital technology and equipment, it became easy and economical. The most widely used 3D printing technologies are – SLS - Selective Laser Sintering FDM - Fused Depostion Modeling or Filament Layered modelling SLA - Stereolithograhpy MJM: Multi jet Manufacturing SLS and FDM technologies use melting or softening materials to produce layers of object. The selection of technology and printers mainly depend on certain factors like printing speed, printing cost, printer cost, choice and cost of materials and colors in printing.