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Because a liquid material is used (and not powder), we need to add support material for overhanging parts and parts that stick out. The supports will then be removed manually after the model is taken from the machine. This means that the design freedom of this technology is somewhat limited. The main advantages of materials printed with Stereolithography are smooth surfaces and a lot of finishing and postprocessing possibilities. Beginner’s Guide to 3D Printing 37 3D Printing Lost-Wax 3D Printing and Casting We’ve finally arrived at the last technology.

Stainless Steel models are additionally infused with Bronze for extra strength. Beginner’s Guide to 3D Printing 34 3D Printing Resin-Based 3D Printing Now we are getting into technology that is used by really big printers. 9 feet)! These beasts use neither powder nor filament; they use liquid resin. Welcome to the world of Stereolithography. Materials used in this printing process include Paintable Resin, Transparent Resin and Prime Gray. The Stereolithography process takes place in a large tank and begins with a layer of liquid polymer spread over a platform.

Photo by Flanders Investment & Trade (FIT). Copyright by Arthur Los. 3D Printing So what’s the difference between this technique and Laser Sintering? Because a liquid material is used (and not powder), we need to add support material for overhanging parts and parts that stick out. The supports will then be removed manually after the model is taken from the machine. This means that the design freedom of this technology is somewhat limited. The main advantages of materials printed with Stereolithography are smooth surfaces and a lot of finishing and postprocessing possibilities.

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