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 orient hollow models and cavities on a Formlabs SLA?

In the previous articles we talked about the basic process architecture and methodology of Formlabs SLA, and part orientation and support structure generation for the same. In this article, we will cater to hollow models and cavities and in the process understand the nitty-gritties of part orientation and the impending… Continue reading

SLS vs SLA vs FFF – What works best for your 3D Printing prototype?

There are numerous technologies catering to various applications in 3D Printing. The most commonly used technologies are Selective Laser Sintering (SLS), Stereolithography (SLA), and Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF). To elaborate the varied nature of 3D Printing processes, here’s an article that gives detailed insights and compares the different 3D Printing technologies:… 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

Making models hollow in 3D Printing

One of the most common questions that we encounter is: How to make models hollow in 3D Printing?! So we decided that it was about time we published an article addressing this concern. Models are shelled or made hollow to either reduce the cost of the part, or to reduce… Continue reading