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

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 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

Insights: Low volume production runs

Some of the common manufacturing processes for Low volume production runs are as follows: 3D Printing: 3D Printing is commonly used for prototyping, hence it is also referred to as Rapid Prototyping given its faster turnaround time, but lately, manufacturers have started using it for low volume production runs, as well. When… 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

Startups adopting on-demand manufacturing

With outstanding development in technology and encouraged participation of various interested candidates to showcase their talents, lots of startups have found their way into the market. This growth nowadays has been fueled by on-demand manufacturing which not only helps them retain a larger part of the expense costs, but also… Continue reading

What is on-demand manufacturing?

Before going into the depth of on-demand manufacturing, let us have a look into the conventional manufacturing process adopted by various businesses and industries. In the traditional manufacturing process, usually, email and phone conversations are predominant since most of the manufacturing systems are situated overseas with lots of minimum orders… 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