Knowledge base about 3D printing technologies

Knowledge base about 3D printing technologies

  • FDM (Fused Deposition Modeling).
  • FDM (Fused Deposition Modeling) + CFF (Composite Filament Fabrication).
  • SLS (Selective Laser Sintering).
  • SLA (Stereolitography).

FDM (Fused Deposition Modeling)

FDM technology is one of the most popular methods when it comes to rapid prototyping. 3D printing in FDM technology is characterized by the imposition of subsequent layers, which are more or less visible depending on the resolution and geometry. In order to provide a prototype, the highest quality product, we offer additional processing – grinding, painting and gluing. Combining the printed elements allows obtaining large details with a relatively low loss of strength. Thanks to having a large number of devices working in this technology, we are able to realize even the largest orders in a short time.

FDM (Fused Deposition Modeling) + CFF (Composite Filament Fabrication)

Our printers use carbon fiber printing technologies. They allow you to print parts that are 27 times stiffer and 5 times stronger than any other 3D printer. The technology uses two printing nozzles – one of the nozzles prints using the engineering class of nylon while the second nozzle uses carbon fiber. This is a unique 3D printing method called CFF (Composite Filament Fabrication), which allows you to print parts that are strong like metal and have a power-to-weight ratio better than aluminum.

SLS (Selective Laser Sintering)

One of the methods of spatial printing used in the industry for rapid prototyping and manufacturing of ready-made elements. In this method, successive, very thin layers of material (usually plastic) are applied by machine, and then the laser hardens (solidifies, sinters) selected points. The uncured powder is then removed and a finished object is obtained.

SLA (Stereolitography)

The process of additive production of prototype elements in industry. It consists in gradual contouring of subsequent horizontal sections of the produced part by means of a laser on a gradually submerged platform in a bathtub with a photopolymer. Under the influence of laser light, the substance polymerises and solidifies close to the surface of the solution. After contouring the layer, the platform is lowered exactly by the thickness of the produced layer, and the whole process is repeated until the whole manufactured part is obtained.

This technique ensures high precision and repeatability with good surface quality, and – in contrast to cheaper machining – the possibility of creating a complicated structure internal element.