Staircase Effect: Learn how layer thickness affects your part quality

Staircase effect is omnipresent in 3D printing irrespective of the technology chosen. 3D printing is a manufacturing technology where parts are fabricated layer by layer, thus layers form an integral part of the process. Staircase effect is a phenomena associated with 3D printing when the layer marks become distinctly visible… Continue reading

All you need to know about FDM 3D Printing

fdm 3d printing

Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) is one of the most commonly used 3D Printing technologies. FDM is colloquially often wrongly referred to as Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF) which is basically a desktop version of FDM technology. Know more about the difference between FDM and FFF. For the purpose of this article,… Continue reading

ABS vs PLA filament : Which one is best for 3D Printing?

ABS vs PLA filament

It is important to determine the right material for obtaining the best 3D Printing results. So let’s say that you have selected a suitable 3D Printer, bought it at a reasonable price, and have also started creating comparatively simpler objects on it… But have you actually selected the right material… Continue reading

How do we interpret material properties and their units?

Sometimes, when we look at the data-sheet of a particular material, we take for granted the material properties and its associated units without understanding their physical relevance. For e.g., one of the most important properties associated with any material is its Tensile Strength, but how many of us really know… Continue reading

Want to buy a 3D printer? This is what Chizel recommends.

Chizel started off as a 3D Printing service bureau. In those days, we ourselves had bought some 3D printers (desktop and industrial) and we realized that we, too, had not bought the right ones. Over the years, we did get a knack of the technology and industry and today we… Continue reading

Online 3D Printing service : A way to ensure better quality

Online 3d printing service

3D Printing opportunities have evolved and grown exponentially over the recent years, leading to an endless range of possibilities a component can be manufactured in. However, simply deciding what you want to manufacture isn’t the end of the journey. Each and every 3D printer only caters to a limited amount… Continue reading

Post-processing techniques in 3D Printing

In this article we are going to discuss in detail some of the most commonly used post-processing techniques on 3D Printed parts. Finishing: The finishing operation usually consists of polishing the parts. We use Vibratory Polishing as a finishing process to improve surface finish of the parts by removing minor… Continue reading

Why do 3D Printed parts warp?

One of the most common phenomena experienced in 3D Printing is that of warpage. Warpage leads to undesired part deformations rendering the part inoperable. As a result, most of the time is spent on either re-fabricating the warped parts, or in post-processing to mitigate the same. In this article, we… Continue reading

FDM vs FFF: Know the difference!

Doesn’t FDM and FFF cater to a similar technology? Yes. So that means they are one and the same, right? No. Here’s a short answer to your question: They are similar. But despite being similar, they are different. Explore the longer version below: Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) is a proprietary… Continue reading

The Google Arts and Culture artwork using 3D Printing technology and traditional ceramics

A museum is a place for the preservation of culture. The relics that we see in a museum help us to define the culture of our ancestors. But how would we want the future to remember us? The Future relics project of Google Arts and Culture sought to explore this question… Continue reading