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.
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.
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.