Element14 3D printing e-book
The 3D printing industry has grown rapidly over the past two decades and has moved from large companies and tools only to industry to affordable models that can now be found in garages and labs. home.
As with any other technology, companies have taken advantage of innovations that have pushed 3D printing into new areas and applications. There are 3D printers that produce different foods, including pizza, and others that build entire houses using massive robotic printers. The technology can be used for almost anything and taken anywhere. The new eBook explores how all of this was made possible, including:
- A brief history of 3D printing
- Methods used to produce prints: Melt Deposition Modeling (FDM), Stereolithography (SLA), and Selective Laser Melting (SLM)
- Slicing software and how it works, including CAD software like Blender and AutoCAD as well as open source slicers like PrusaSlicer from Prusa3D, which can allow users to refine 3D models and slice them into layers.
- Types of filaments used to make 3D models and their applications in various industries from food to aerospace: PLA, PEEK, PETG, ABS, resins, wood, cement and metals
- Current 3D printing technologies such as M-1000 by Stepcraft series, Snapshot Maker 2.0 , the printers that make Houses, tools for space out and Medical equipement
- How additive manufacturing is the future of 3D printing