202121 Sep

eBook takes comprehensive look at 3D printing


An eBook that offers insights into the history and the reality of 3D printing, including the processes, materials, and applications — as well as what the future holds of this advancing technology has been published by Farnell. The 3D printing industry has been developing rapidly over the past two decades, and has moved beyond large corporations and industry-only tools to affordable models that can now be found in garages and home labs. The new eBook explores how all that has been made possible, including: • Methods used to produce prints: Fused Deposition Modelling (FDM), Stereolithography (SLA) and Selective Laser Melting (SLM) • Slicing software and how it works, including CAD software such as Blender and AutoCAD as well as open source slicers such as Prusa3D’s PrusaSlicer, which can let users fine-tune the 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 Stepcraft’s M-1000 series, Snap maker 2.0 , printers that make houses, tools for the space and medical devices • How additive manufacturing is the future of 3D printing • Multicomp MC-I20: A 3D printer that works right out of the box and is guaranteed to make great prints from day one, even in ABS. It also has convenient features, like auto shutdown when the print is finished, and the ability to sense a broken filament line • Ender – 3 V2 The Ender-3 V2 is an upgraded version of the popular Ender -3, featuring quick heat and ultra-quiet print modes, a more ridged all metal body, as well as a new carborundum glass platform for better bed performance.

Source: Electronicspecifier