3D Printer Types
We have two main types of 3D printers
FDM 3D Printers
FDM 3D printing uses a spool of filament that extruded onto a build plate in a creates the object layer by layer. It is the more cost-effective method of 3D printing and can be used to make both small and large objects that have a good strength.
SLA 3D Printers
SLA 3D printing uses a liquid resin that turns solid when exposed to UV light. The build plate is lowered down into the resin and the object is created upside-down layer by layer as the build plate raises up. It is ideal for small highly detailed objects and the print quality is generally being better than FDM 3D printing, however, it is a little more expensive.
Find out how big we can 3D print
Max Height: 400mm
Max Width: 350mm
Max Length: 350mm
Max FDM 3D Print Size
350 x 350 x 400mm
Max Height: 245mm
Max Width: 120mm
Max Length: 192mm
Max SLA 3D Print Size
192 x 120 x 245mm
3D Printing Materials
Various many materials to suit different uses
PLA is the most common FDM 3D printing material because it gives a great quality finish and provides a good amount of strength.
PETG is stronger than PLA but the print quality is not quite as good as PLA.
ABS is stronger than PLA but does tend to warp up from the print bed, especially on larger 3D prints.
Resin is used on SLA 3D printers and gives a really good quality finish, parts have a good strength too.