What is 3D Printing?
3D Printing is a manufacturing of a three-dimensional solid object from a computer driven digital model. The possibilities for 3D printing are increasing daily and they only seem like they will continue to grow as the technology continues to develop. As a tool for digital fabrication and production, 3D printing is becoming more and more useful at every stages of development i.e., from the increased capability to prototype designs, to the rapid manufacturing of pieces that are ready to scale. 3D printing technology and products made are the latest and one of the most exciting developments in modern fabrication.
Why Choose Pincore’s 3D Printing Solutions?
Pincore’s versatility stands out by providing the full-fledged 3D printing services capabilities, which gives smooth & precise finishing with clear and opaque colours. A rigid & flexible texture like Rubber, Acrylic, Poly, Pro, ABS are the main platforms. With 3D printing, Complexity is free. The printer heedlessly works on various essential and rudiment shapes and also the most complex shapes. With a passionate and hard-working team to serve you with these services completely turns the design and manufacturing uncomplicated and trouble free.
Why 3D Printers are used?
The most commonly asked question is why 3D printing technology? 3d printing is very much useful when you know how to utilize it and what you want to achieve from it. The technology adopted has extensive approaches and prospects. Therefore, number of companies and universities are willingly coming forward for establishing departments purely focused on 3D printing. Experts in tis technology are in high state of demand.
Various Technologies Used
1. FUSED DEPOSITION MODELLING (FDM)
One of the most inexpensive type of technology which is adopted in 3D printing is Fused Deposition Modelling (FDM) which is also known as Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF), which are the most commonly used Material Extrusion devices.
As the name the printer consists of an extrusion head where the filament is fed by the printer nozzle. This heated to desired temperature where the filament is melted. The printer then moves the head along specified coordinates and lays down the material on the build plate where it settles down to cooling and solidifies.
Stereolithography or SLA is known to be the world’s first 3d printing technology. It was invented by Chuck Hull in 1986, also is the founder of 3D systems.
SLA’s uses galvanometers or galvos mirrors positioned at x and Y axis. These aim a laser beam across the resin which does the curing and solidifying process of the object inside build area, layer by layer. Most of the SLA printers utilizes solid state laser to cure the parts. The one disadvantage of these printers are they are time consuming when it comes to a complicated structures.
3. DIGITAL LIGHT PROCESSING
DLP are the technology almost similar to SLA, the only difference recognized is that DLP uses a digital light projector for a single image all at once or might use multiple flashes for bigger parts. Due to the digital screen the image of each layer will be of square pixels and the layer formed is called voxels which will be in rectangular blocks. The light projected onto the resin is LED screens or UV light source.
4. SELECTIVE LASER SINTERING
The combination of Powder bed fusion technology and Polymer Powder and creating an object is Selective Laser Sintering (SLS). A huge growth in these types of 3D printing technologies can be observed at Industrial levels.
Firstly the polymer powder is heated below its melting point and the build platform is coated with thin layer (0.1 mm thick) of deposits. A laser beam (CO2) scans the surface and sinters the powder which in turn solidifies the cross section of the object. When this done, the build platform moves one layer down where re-coating of fresh layer with deposits will happen and repeats the process till object is manufactured.
5. MATERIAL JETTING
Material Jetting is one of a 3D printing technology where droplets photo-polymers or wax are deposited and cured on build plate when exposed to light. This process is where objects is built layer by layer at a time. One of its application is that it supports to fabricate an object using different material for the production of the model.
6. DIRECT METAL LASER SINTERING (DMLS) / SELECTIVE LASER MELTING (SLM)
DMLS and SLM both uses similar process that of SLS. The main difference is that these technologies are used for the printing and production of metal parts. DMLS doesn’t adopt the melting of powder instead it is heated such that it can fuse on a molecular level, on other hand SLM uses laser to produce a homogeneous part.
7. ELECTRON BEAM MELTING
Electron Beam Melting (EBM) utilizes a high energy beam/electrons to induce fusion between powder and the particles which very much distinct from other Powder Bed Fusion techniques. The electron beam scans the powder layer which is thin which causes melting and solidification or the cross-sectional area, which creates a solid object. When compared to other technologies EBM has higher speed and energy density.
3D printing technology has already begun its journey at construction industry. It is majorly used for walls fabrication, houses and also bridges. They can be constructed in matter of days.
2. Mechanical Engineering
Due to 3D printing technology the manufacturing phases are now shortened and easy. The accuracy is becoming more precise day by day. Additive manufacturing in all domains of engineering including mechanical. The technology makes the manufacturing of complicated objects and shapes inexpensive when compared to other technologies
3. Health Sector
Medical industry is one of the vast, vital and expensive. 3D printing technology helps to lessen the cost of treatment methods and rehabilitation. 3D printed functional prosthetic, replicas of organs which costs high can be reduced. Coming to the Dentistry sector the rapid prototyping using this technology can replace some of the time consuming processes.
Jewelry industry has got great impact of 3D Printing technology and is the most perfect technology for it. When it comes to casting it is much cheaper, easier and faster. With SLA and DLP technology productivity can be increased and saves time.
5. Aircraft Manufacturing
3D Printing is used in metal and plastic for the manufacturing purposes in aircraft industries which in turn lessens the cost also. Boeing plans, titanium parts adopts this technology for printing of their structures. Additional advantage here that 3D printed parts are less in weight which is really like a boon for engineering of aircraft
- Customized 3D printer Components
- DIY printers ( Indian Make )
- In-house Service
- Printer service at client company
- Volume Production at Budgetary Price
- 3D Lab Set Up to Universities
- 3D Printing Internships & Training
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