Printing on a 3D printer is widely used by large industrial enterprises with a modern production process, development engineers, private entrepreneurs engaged in the development and implementation of any design solutions.
If you need 3D printing in Kiev, congratulations – you have met professionals. 3D printing technology is the creation of three-dimensional objects using a 3D printer based on the constructed three-dimensional models. The product model can be obtained as a result 3d scan object, or by creating it in a simulation program.
If you need to print a 3d object, then first of all, you should familiarize yourself with the types of 3d printing. Technologies differ from each other and allow you to create finished products of different quality and at different speeds. KLONA engineers will help you choose the best way to 3D print, tell you what material is best to use and what equipment is suitable for the project.
You can find out from our managers how much 3d printing costs in Kiev.
3D PRINTING IN KIEV: WHAT KINDS OF PRINTING CAN BE ORDERED
All 3D printing technologies are based on the method of layer-by-layer model build-up. There are 7 types of 3D printing.
Inkjet layer-by-layer printing – FDM (Fused Deposition Modeling) technology
The material used enters the printer’s dispensing nozzle and creates a product layer by layer. This is the most common type of 3D printing, which is used in almost all spheres of human life. For industrial purposes, polymer threads are used as a material, glaze, chocolate, dough, etc. are used in cooking, and “living ink” (a set of living cells with a special medical gel) is used in medicine.
This method can only create a product of one color. If you are interested in printing color products, you can use 3D color printing technology.
Powder laser sintering – SLS technology (Selective Laser Sintering)
A fusible material (metal or plastic) in the form of a powder is applied to the printing platform in a thin layer, where it is baked under the influence of laser radiation. Residual material is removed and the platform is lowered by one layer thickness. A powdery material is again applied on top and a new layer of the product is formed under the influence of a laser.
Benefits of SLS technology:
- the ability to make products from plastic, metal, ceramics;
- high accuracy;
- color print;
- does not require the creation of additional supporting props.
Stereolithography – SLA (Stereo Lithography Apparatus) technology
The principle is the same as the previous technology for laser sintering of powders. The only difference is that stereolithography uses not a powdery material, but a liquid photopolymer. Stereolithography enables fast, high-precision 3D printing.
The disadvantage of stereolithography is the use of only one material for 3D printing – photopolymer, which is also toxic.
Polyjet technology combines the principle of inkjet printing and stereolithography: a product model is created in layers. The melted photopolymer through the printer’s dispensing nozzle creates a product layer by layer on the platform, where it immediately polymerizes under the influence of ultraviolet radiation.
The disadvantage is that only highly specialized photopolymer plastic can be used as a material.
Lamination of sheet materials – LOM technology (Laminated Object Manufacturing)
Thin sheets of the material used (paper, plastic, metal) are cut along the contour of the object with a knife or laser, stacked in layers on top of each other, and then all layers are glued, pressed or sintered.
Lamination technology allows you to create objects without supporting supports, but removing excess material can be difficult.
Laser Engineered Printing – LENS (Laser Engineered Net Shaping) technology
The powdery material is blown out of the nozzle of the 3d printer. Powder is sintered under a focused laser beam and a three-dimensional model of the product is formed layer by layer. LENS technology allows the use of various metal powders as materials, and therefore has firmly established itself in the “big” industry.
3DP (Three Dimensional Printing) technology
The product is formed in layers using granular material and special glue. Dye can be added to the glue and colored objects can be produced. 3DP technology is simple and allows you to print with various materials – polymer, glass, rubber, bronze, sawdust, food products (chocolate, sugar), etc. The disadvantage of such 3D printing is the uneven surface of the object, which requires further refinement.
Kiev studio of 3d-printing KLONA invites you to independently evaluate the advantages of working with us: speed, price and functionality of the created products.