FDM - Fused Deposition Modeling

Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) is a swift and efficient 3D printing technology that smoothly iterates designs using thermoplastic materials. It’s cost-effective and is applied for making parts that require the formation and visual validation. What makes FDM a great option is the durability of the materials it uses, the stability of its mechanical properties in the long term and the quality at the core. They are suitable for fine and functional prototypes, lasting manufacturing tools and parts.

SLS - Selective Laser Sintering

Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) is a powder-based 3D printing technology that produces sturdy and versatile end-use parts and objects using nylon. It is used in prototyping as well as low volume batch production runs. Its ability to create complex geometries with superb ease, makes it an excellent choice for creating functional parts and components, giving infinite design freedom. The advantage of no support structures in this technology, makes it suitable for interlocking parts, moving parts, living hinges and other highly complex designs.

SLA - Stereolithography

Stereolithography (SLA) is a widely used 3D printing technique that uses photopolymer resins to create concept prototypes, including clear or see-through objects. Its precision is unparalleled by any other additive manufacturing techniques. Owing to its excellent surface finish and accuracy, it supports high feature resolutions, and detailing. This is why it is mostly used to iterate models for jewelry, dentistry, casting and molds.

CJP - Color Jet 3D Printing

Color Jet 3D Printing (CJP) is a printing technique based on core and binder to create 3D objects. It is most commonly used for printing finely-detailed, multi-colour 3D parts for art, medical, consumer goods, architecture, and demonstration models. It’s hassle-free process makes it one of the fastest rapid prototyping techniques to make parts with almost 1 vertical inch per hour. Its greatest advantage is that it allows one to analyze color variations at an early stage and saves a significant amount of time and money for post-process painting.

MJP - MultiJet Printing

MultiJet Printing is a well known technique of material jetting printing used for rapid prototyping that utilizes piezo printhead technology to print materials layer-by-layer. Its perfect package of expedite printing, hassle-free operations, and simple post-processing, facilitates getting high-quality parts faster than ever with accuracy. Its cent percent virtual hands-free process allows it to make even the most delicate and complex features that can be thoroughly cleaned without damage. It is used in concept modeling, functional prototyping, rapid tooling, investment casting, and medical applications with biocompatibility.

DMP - Direct Metal Printing

Digital Metal Printing is a process that transforms digital designs into unique physical and metallic parts, in real-time. It produces a very high horizontal resolution, which means that it can print the tiniest little details of any given design with sturdiness. Its high precision makes it a selected choice for printing parts with fine holes or narrow slots with great dimensional accuracy. This helps companies to develop and test the designs of products expeditiously and cost-effectively. However, it’s not limited to prototypes, many end-use products are being made via it.