Recorded Thursday, October 15 at 11AM EDT – Presented by 3Dom USA and Sponsored by Dyna-Purge
3D printing is not only about the machines that produce parts and prototypes. The materials used to create objects, be they one-offs, short run production, promotional pieces, or mission critical parts are an important consideration when moving forward with a 3D print. John Schneider from 3Dom USA will walk through the different materials available today, focusing on those used in FDM-style 3D printers such as the desktop sized MakerBot Replicator 3D printer. John will briefly touch on the pros and cons of different photopolymers used in SLA & MJP 3D printing processes, as well as the polymers and metals used in SLS printing processes.
A brief overview on 3D printing (also known as Additive Manufacturing) will be given.
The core focus will be on the advantages and disadvantages of materials such as ABS, PLA, Nylon, Polycarbonate, HIPS, as well as composite materials in the FDM style of 3D printing. These include ease of printing, environmental factors, printer requirements, warping, part strength, part finish, etc.
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