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

From Avocation to Profession, meet 3D Printing Prop Artist – @TheBrokenNerd83

  “Wait a minute, TheBrokenNerd?”   Yeah, you heard that right. Meet Darrell Maloney, popularly known as “THE BROKEN NERD”   Darrell is a 34 year old Virginia born American currently living in New York. After completing his medical administration studies he worked as Policy and Procedure specialist. 2017 was… 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

Formlabs: Part orientation & support structure generation

In the last article we talked about the process architecture and printer characteristics of a Formlabs SLA printer. In this article we will cover other important aspects like part orientation and support structure generation. As you all know, although the methodology, in theory, of Formlabs SLA is similar to a… Continue reading

Formlabs: Basic process architecture and methodology

Over the past few years a lot of 3D Printer manufacturers have wowed the Indian market with their state-of-the-art 3D Printers. Formlabs is one such company reviving the 3D Printing industry with its desktop Stereolithography printers. Formlabs’ Form 2 is a very compact desktop Stereolithography (SLA) machine that delivers an… 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

A brief introduction to Carbon’s CLIP technology

It so very rarely happens that some company innovates on a new application and brings forth a new paradigm shift. Carbon3D is one such company riding on innovation with their proprietary Continuous Liquid Interface Production (CLIP) technology. CLIP is an advancement in the field of Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing). Traditional… Continue reading