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We’re not new to this 3D printing thing.

After 15 years of 3D printing, we’ve learned a lot about how to 3D print to perfection. And we even have some gray hairs to prove it.

We’ve learned how to bump pixels just so, where not to skimp on components and how to re-engineer the printer’s mechanics and software for success, time and time again. These are the kinds of insights you only glean with experience.

This experience is also why EnvisionTEC believes it has the best R&D team in all of additive manufacturing. And we want to make sure you understand why our technology is truly different.

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The Ultimate Guide to 3D Printing for Manufacturing and Production

In this paper, learn the difference between SLA, DLP and 3SP for additive manufacturing in a large build envelope when high accuracy, repeatability, reliability and throughput are required.

SLA has inherent difficulties building large parts that are expensive to correct with galvo mirrors, optical systems and multiple laser systems.

See why DLP and a new method called 3SP offer more economical solutions that are also faster for production.

Manufacturers who require large build envelopes, for large parts or a series of smaller parts, are adopting 3SP rapidly as a replacement for expensive SLA systems.

advanced-dlp-coverLearn Why Advanced DLP Technology is Better

Not all forms of 3D printing are created equal—and that truth is also evident to the visible eye within individual 3D printing processes as well.

Novices may debate whether SLA or DLP is the superior technology. But EnvisionTEC’s team of global engineers — additive manufacturing and software leaders — have developed exclusive, patent-protected processes for 3D printers that deliver fast, smooth and accurate builds, with accuracy down to 10 microns.

In this white paper, EnvisionTEC shares the technical details of why it’s DLP printers are at least twice as good as its competitors when using the same HD projectors.

 

tray-diagram-cover3D Printing 101 — Stay Flat and Parallel

In an effort to shortcut the cost of making a 3D printer, some low-cost 3D printer manufacturers offer bouncy material trays that don’t allow for a consistent exposure layer.

Essentially, these printers leave their customers, often first-time users of 3D printing technology, building parts on a trampoline: a flexible film that can bounce both up and down during build projects.

This cost-saving shortcut can significantly distort part accuracy and surface finish. It also increases the chances of a print failure, where the printed object doesn’t stick to the build plate.

Learn more in this white paper about why EnvisionTEC, with 15 years of experience in inventing and making 3D printers, invests so heavily in its material tray, which is made of optical glass and a machined aluminum frame, to deliver superior print quality and reliability.

Best Practices

At EnvisionTEC, we’ve worked to develop Best Practices to make sure our customers consistently get the best performance out of their 3D printers and materials. Whether you are printing patterns for investment castings or creating models for indirect bonding, we’ve created these step-by-step guidelines to make the process as easy as possible based on the different software, machines and materials you may be using. And as always, if you have questions, feel free to reach out to our experienced team of 3D printing professionals for assistance.