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

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

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