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The three main types of 3D printers for plastic parts include stereolithography (SLA) as well as selective laser Sintering (SLS), and fused deposition modeling (FDM). Formlabs provides SLA and SLS professional 3D printing technology. These powerful, affordable industrial fabrication tools are readily available to professionals from all over the globe. Stereolithography (SLA). Stereolithography is the very first 3D printing technique in the world, was developed in the year 1980, and is still a popular technology used by professionals. SLA 3D printers make use of a laser to turn the resin in liquid form into solidified plastic through a process called photopolymerization. To learn more details about 3d printed products, you must browse our website. SLA 3D printers made of resin are extremely popular due to their ability to create precise, precise, isotropic, and waterproof prototypes. They are also able to make parts using a variety of advanced materials, with sleek surfaces and fine features. SLA resin formulations can provide a wide range of mechanical, optical and thermal properties to match those of standard engineering, and industrial thermoplastics. Resin 3D printing is an excellent alternative for high-quality prototypes with tight tolerances and smooth surfaces such as molds, patterns and functional parts. SLA 3D printers are employed in a variety of industries, from engineering and product design to manufacturing, dental models, jewelry and even education. Stereolithography is the ideal choice for: Rapid prototyping Functional prototyping Conceptual modeling Short-run production Applications for dental care Making prototypes and casting jewelry Selective Laser Sintering Selective laser Sintering (SLS) 3D printers use a high-power laser to sinter tiny particles of polymer powder into a firm structure. The unfused powder helps support the print part and removes the requirement for separate support structures. This allows SLS ideal for complex geometries that include interior features, undercuts, thin walls and negative characteristics. SLS-printed parts possess exceptional mechanical properties, and are much stronger than parts that are made of injection-molded parts. Nylon, a thermoplastic engineering material with exceptional mechanical properties, is the most sought-after material for selective laser-sintering. It is light, strong and pliable and also resistant to chemical impact as well as UV light, heat water, and dirt. SLS is a top choice for engineers who want to build functional prototypes. It is affordable per piece, high productivity and well-established material. SLS can also be utilized for bridge or limited-run manufacturing. Selective laser sintering is ideal for: Functional prototyping Parts that are used to the end Manufacturing for bridges, for short-runs, or custom Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) Fused filament fabrication (FFF) is the most sought-after type of 3D printing at consumer level. It's also called fused deposition modeling (FDM). FDM 3D printers work by extruding thermoplastic filaments such as ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene), PLA (Polylactic Acid) through a heated nozzle, melting the substance and then applying the plastic layer by layer to a build platform. The layers are laid each one at a time until the part is complete. FDM 3D printers are well-suited for basic proof-of-concept models, in addition to quick and low-cost prototyping of simple items, such as those which are typically machined. FDM is not as accurate as SLA and SLS and, therefore, isn't the best solution for complex designs and parts that have intricate details. High-quality finishes can be achieved by using mechanical or chemical polishing processes. Industrial FDM printer utilizes soluble supports to alleviate certain issues and provide a greater variety of engineering thermoplastics. However, they are also an expensive price. The fused deposition model is perfect for: Basic prototype models Simple prototyping