3D printing is an additive manufacturing process of making solid objects from a digital file. The object is created by laying down successive layers of material until the object is created. This makes 3D printing an ideal solution for product designing and prototyping to further study products yet to be released in the market
It all starts with the creation of a 3D model in your computer. The design is than taken in the form of an STL file to a 3D printing software that slices the 3D model into layers which than simulates the process of printing and determines how much time it could take for completion.
Applications of 3D printing include rapid prototyping, architectural scale models and maquattes, automotive parts, rapid manufacturing, aerospace technologies and universities and educational centers.
PLA+, also known as polylactic acid or polylactide, is a thermoplastic made from renewable resources such as corn starch, tapioca roots or sugar cane.
Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS) is a widely used thermoplastic in the injection molding industry. It’s used for applications such as electronic housings, automotive components, and LEGO bricks.
PETG, or glycolized polyester, is a thermoplastic widely used in the additive manufacturing market, combining both the simplicity of PLA 3D printing and the strength of ABS.
Thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) is a type of elastomer that is characterized by its high flexibility and durability in processing, combining the properties of both thermoplastics and rubbers.