is nothing but a fancy word to describe a process by which a machine deposits a very thin filament of material on top of the same material in order to create a 3D object.
FDM printers print a 3-dimensional object by extruding a stream of heated or melted plastic material such as PLA which is precisely positioned layer upon layer.
PLA or ABS are plastics that become semi-liquid above a specific temperature and rapidly return to a solid state once cooled.
A few things to consider when having a 3D model printed.
Is the model (.STL file) properly designed for 3D printing? (watertight, wall thickness, etc.)
Overhangs The more you have, the more support material that needs to be printed. That equates to longer print times and increased cost for the part.
FDM printers have about a 45 degree angle limitation before needing to print additional support material along with the actual part.
3D printers print from the bottom up, one layer at a time so they cant print in thin air, thus the need for support material.
Will it fit on the build platform? Maximum part dimensions are approximately 7x9x7.
The larger the part the longer it takes to print.
How much will my print cost? Prints can start from $15 and go up depending on the size and print times involved.Send usyour .STL file and wed be happy to give you a quote.
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