3D printing covers a host of processes and technologies with a wide range of capabilities for the production of parts and products in different materials. Common to pretty much all of the processes and technologies is the layers of materials in an additive process. 3D printing applications are emerging almost by the day and with the process infiltrating widely across both industrial and consumer sectors.
Here at MD Spare we want to make this technology available to all by offer a comprehensive range of 3D printers and material to the market place. If you can see any that meets you needs then please contact us to discuss your requirements.
The smallest hobby printer offer a build volume from 220x220x250mm to the industrial printers currently giving a 500x400x600mm build volume.
Currently on offer to the market place you can purchase from us.
Commonly known as Fused Deposition Modelling this type of process can be utilised across the whole environment from a hobby user at home through to prototyping and model making.
This process uses a filament of material from a roll and a heated extrusion head to layer molten material on top of each other to build the model.
Digital Light Processing (DLP)
Digital Light Processing or DLP in the main uses a high resolution digital screen to project UV light onto a build plate to cure UV sensitive liquid resins. Unlike some of the other process this is great for high detail prints and is much faster than SLA prints. We would recommend this for the more serious 3D printers out there as it can get very messy and you ideally need other chemicals for the post print cleaning and curing.
Stereolithography (SLA) 3D Printing
Stereolithography (SLA) is an additive manufacturing process that belongs to the Vat Photopolymerization family. In SLA, an object is created by selectively curing a polymer resin layer-by-layer using an ultraviolet (UV) laser beam. The materials used in SLA are photosensitive thermoset polymers that come in a liquid form.
SLA is famous for being the first 3D Printing technology: its inventor patented the technology back in 1986. If parts of very high accuracy or smooth surface finish are needed, SLA is the most cost-effective 3D printing technology available. Best results are achieved when the designer takes advantage of the benefits and limitations of the manufacturing process.
SLA has many common characteristics with Direct Light Processing (DLP), another Vat Photopolymerization 3D printing technology. The big advantage SLA printing has over DLP is it is much easy to develop larger printing bed and hence build volumes.