Multijet Printing vs Polyjet technology: Are they similar?

With the gain in the popularity of 3D Printing technology, be it for domestic use or industrial purpose, there has been an introduction of various advanced 3D Printing techniques. These incorporate exceptional methods of 3D Printing, thus fabricating remarkable products. Multijet Printing and Polyjet technologies are well-known in the market for… 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

What is Shore Hardness? What does it signify?

Hardness may be defined as a material’s resistance to indentation. The durometer scale was defined by Albert Ferdinand Shore. The instrument as well as the unit of measurement is called as a Durometer. Durometer is used to measure the hardness of polymers, elastomers and rubbers. Today, the name usually refers to shore hardness.… Continue reading

How to save part cost in 3D Printing?

It has been a common complaint with 3D printed parts that, the cost of the parts is a bit on the higher side. We have hereby compiled a list of some of the tips and tricks that may come in handy in saving part cost in 3D Printing: By Selecting the… 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

How to make 3D Printed models Transparent?

There are applications in 3D Printing that require clear display models. When manufacturing parts in Stereolithography(SLA) technology in clear material, the parts come out translucent (50-60% transparency). To increase their transparency, we need to lacquer coat them. Lacquer coating is a post-processing technique where translucent parts are made transparent (up… Continue reading

How to repair a 3D CAD file?

In the previous article we talked about the dire necessity of making your 3D CAD file error-free before making the file go through the 3D printer. Understanding the situation, we should now focus on the process of repairing a 3D CAD file which has various lacunae. Different tools and algorithms… Continue reading