3D Printing Education Center
3D Printing terminology and technology are constantly evolving. This area of the site is a resource designed to help you get started! In the links below, we cover everything from the basics (What is 3D Printing?) to the more case-specific (PLA vs ABS). Check out the articles in our 3D Printing Education Center below, and please contact us if you have any questions. Also, if there’s a topic you would like to see covered, please let us know!
3D Printing Basics
3D Printer Filament
Types of 3D Printers
The acronym may sound familiar, but perhaps you’re still wondering – what is ABS? Each brand may have slightly unique properties – but in essence, it’s the same material Legos are made from.
As two of the most popular filaments used by 3D Print enthusiasts, PLA and ABS are often debated between as the go-to material for a given object. Here we break down the Pros and Cons of each material.
As 3D printing continues to grow, so the the variety and sources of printing filament. However, it’s important to know that cheap filament can be poorly manufactured, and create more problems than its worth.
The first Industrial Revolution advanced machine based manufacturing. The second saw steam and steel lead the way to mass production. Now, many see 3D Printing as leading the third industrial revolution.
It sounds interesting – maybe you’ve seen a few plastic objects created on a 3D printer, or have even seen one in action. But we already manufacture objects – so why is 3D Printing Important?