What is 3D Printing ?

3D Printing also known as additive manufacturing unleashes the ability to design and make products you only ever dreamed of. In addition to making everyday items for hobby or repair, a quality 3D Printer is also often used for rapid prototyping objects for manufacturing and market testing. More and more 3D Printing systems are now finding a place in short-run or made-to-order production.

How does a 3D Printer work?

While there are a few 3D Printer Technologies FDM (Fused Deposition Modelling) is the most common and most popular. In simple terms a FDM 3D Printer draws plastic filament from a spool into a heated extruder nozzle where it deposits and fuses the plastic layer by layer building a 3 Dimensional Item.

About 3D Printers

3D Printers come in many brands and price-points typically based on the resolution they can print, the size of object they can print, their quality of construction and most importantly the quality they print. 3D objects printed with different brands can vary dramatically. Poorer quality prints may require cutting and sanding to acheive a presentable object or tinkering with software or design and reprinting multiple times to get an acceptable object. For these reasons 3D Printing Solutions has decided to only stock 3D Printers that we have tried and tested and we know are easy to use and produce the best quality results available.

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What plastic material is used ?

The range of available Plastic filament is growing every day. The most common are ABS and PLA which have different propeties and different uses. New special hybrid blends are also available which give various finishes from clear to wood-like, different strengths and flexibilty. When deciding what 3D printer filament to use you need to consider what you are making and how it will be used and purchase the most suitable plastic filament. As with all consumables the quality varies with the price but beware there are a lot of cheaper filaments flooding the market many of which dont produce acceptable finishes or worse will just clog your printer extruder head and may even damage it. By only choosing printer filament recommended for your printer you will save time and money from stalled printing, reprints and post print clean-up.

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Who's using 3D Printing Systems?

Ordinary People are Today's Inventors

How many times have you used a product and thought you could make it better or worked on a job where you said if only I had a thing to do this easier. We all face these situations regularly.  Before 3D printing systems creating a product by turning an idea into reality was a very expensive exercise and certainly out of reach for most people. With a 3D Printer the risk and cost is minimal. Whether you just want to make a product that solves personal problems at home or design products to market and sell a 3D printer can achieve amazing results.

  • Architecture Design
  • Casting Patterns
  • Custom Promotional Items
  • Hobby and Model making
  • Cake decoration and Cookie Cutters
  • Manufacturers

3D Printers in Education

Schools and universities are now embracing 3D Printing. They see the importance of teaching 3D Systems in the tech classroom. Some of the hybrid products they are making by combining 3D printing with traditional manufacturing like wood and metal work is outstanding.

3D Printers at Home

Parents are now buying 3D Printers for the home.  Just like our children embraced the computer they are now becoming makers with 3d printing. They are designing designing toys, figures and electronic products - who knows this technology may even drag them away from the gaming console.

3D Printers in Business

We have seen massive 3D Printer uptake by 3D Design Business’s. They can now offer their clients a full service from idea to design; rapid prototyping a product in a fraction of the traditional time-frame. Other business create unique plastic parts to order or replace and supply hard to find parts by manufacturing them on-site.

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