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3D Printers

Every 3D printer builds parts based on the same main principle: a digital model is turned into a physical three-dimensional object by adding material a layer at a time. This where the alternative term Additive Manufacturing comes from.

3D printing is a fundamentally different way of producing parts compared to traditional subtractive (CNC machining) or formative (Injection molding) manufacturing technologies.

In 3D printing, no special tools are required (for example, a cutting tool with certain geometry or a mold). Instead the part is manufactured directly onto the built platform layer-by-layer, which leads to a unique set of benefits and limitations.

The process always begins with a digital 3D model - the blueprint of the physical object. This model is sliced by the printer's software into thin, 2-dimensional layers and then turned into a set of instructions in machine language (G-code) for the printer to execute.

From here, the way a 3D printer works varies by process. For example, desktop FDM printers melt plastic filaments and lay it down onto the print platform through a nozzle (like a high-precision, computer-controlled glue gun). Large industrial SLS machines use a laser to melt (or sinter) thin layers of metal or plastic powders.

The available materials also vary by process. Plastics are by far the most common, but metals can also be 3D printed. The produced parts can also have a wide range of specific physical properties, ranging from optically clear to rubber-like objects.

Depending on the size of the part and the type of printer, a print usually takes about 4 to 18 hours to complete. 3D printed parts are rarely ready-to-use out of the machine though. They often require some post-processing to achieve the desired level of surface finish. These steps take additional time and (usually manual) effort.

LulzBot TAZ Workhorse Edition 3D Printer - Project 3D Printers
$2,950.00

LulzBot TAZ Workhorse Edition 3D Printer

Lulzbot

LulzBot TAZ Workhorse Bigger. More Reliable. Easier Than Ever. A name earned over seven years and millions of printing hours, the LulzBot TAZ Wo...

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$2,950.00
Cincinnati Incorporated - SAAM HT (SAAM with High Temperature) - Project 3D Printers
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Cincinnati Incorporated - SAAM HT (SAAM with High Temperature)

Cincinnati Incorporated

SMALL AREA ADDITIVE MANUFACTURINGHIGH TEMPERATURE METAL ENCLOSURE FFF 3D PRINTING TIME-LAPSE CAMERA WEB-BASED...

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Fusion3 - F410 3D Printer - Project 3D Printers
$4,874.00

Fusion3 - F410 3D Printer

Fusion3

The Fast, Affordable, Professional 3D Printer Within every budget forbusiness & education,only $4,599 Heavy-Duty Rolling Cart sold ...

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$4,874.00
Raise3D Pro2 3D Printer - Project 3D Printers
$3,999.00

Raise3D Pro2 3D Printer

Raise3D

Competitive and scaleable; the Pro2 3D printer improves upon it’s award winning predecessor and provides the next generation of performance. D...

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$3,999.00
MakerGear M3-SE 3D Printer - Project 3D Printers
$2,550.00

MakerGear M3-SE 3D Printer

MakerGear

MakerGear M3-SE 3D Printer M3 MEANS QUALITY M3-3E single extrusion FFF 3D Printer.  The MakerGear M3-SE features a rock solid construction with pr...

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$2,550.00
Zortrax - Inventure 3D Printer - Project 3D Printers
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$2,490.00
$2,390.00

Zortrax - Inventure 3D Printer

Zortrax

Zortrax Inventure A dual-extrusion desktop 3D printer designed for professionals Device features: LPD Plus Technology Dual-extrusion 3D prints ...

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