This Is The Process Of 3D Printing

The creation of 3D printed objects is achieved using an additive process. In an additional process, an object is created by placing sequential layers of material until the object is created. Each of these layers can be seen as horizontal cross-sections that are thinly sliced from the final object. 3D printing is the opposite of subtractive manufacturing which cuts/punches a piece of metal or plastic with a milling machine. Additionally, if you want to know more about 3D printing, you can read more about 3D printing developments in our website.

3D printing allows you to produce complex (functional) shapes using less material than traditional manufacturing methods.

Objects that are designed on a computer with a CAD program will have dimensions in the direction of the X, Y, and Z-axis. This axis is the dimensional direction of all objects in this world. If you are printing on paper, the obtained axis is X and Y. If printing on the obtained 3d print axis is X, Y, and Z. XYZ also applies to the real world, all objects in this world are defined as having a volume. Volume is the multiplication between the X, Y and Z axis lengths.

After being drawn using a CAD application, the model must be entered into the CAM section (commonly called) and in the world of 3D printers, the CAM program is called a slicer. The slicers used are various, but we usually use Cura from Ultimaker because it has the advantage of customization. The output of the slicer application is the 3d model is made like a donut stack, the thickness of the donut can be set from 0.4 mm to the thinnest is 0.05 mm for machines that are easily produced.

This donut is sent to a 3D printer in the form of a code in the G-Code language. A G-code is a series of codes that tell the position and number of revolutions that a motor must move to reach a certain position. G-Code can also set the desired temperature on the nozzle and bed.

A donut layer usually takes 2-3 minutes depending on the size of the donut. The 3D printer is a CNC substitution machine that produces objects from 3d models into real objects. This thing can be made from plastic to metal.

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