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FDM – printing process

The FDM (=Fused Deposition Modeling) process, also known as the melt layering or nozzle melting process, is based on the melting and subsequent layer-by-layer application of a plastic (usually ABS or PLA). In FDM printing, the plastic to be processed is fed to an extruder in filament or rod form, where it is melted and applied to a (usually heated) print bed using a hotend and nozzle in accordance with the structure defined in the CAD files. Depending on the model of the FDM printer, the nozzle, print bed or both are movable.

The FDM technology, also known as FLM (=Fused Layer Modeling) or FFF (=Fused Filament Fabrication), was developed by Scott Crump in 1988 and is one of the most widely used 3D printing processes today.

We source our materials and raw materials exclusively from renowned manufacturers such as extrudr, spectrum and formlabs to ensure consistently high quality.

SLA – Stereolithography

Stereolithography, also known as SLA printing, was invented back in 1983 and can therefore be considered the “mother of all 3D printing processes”. The starting point for SLA printing is a tank filled with a liquid photopolymer (epoxy resin), the most important property of which is that it solidifies after a certain exposure time. A laser is then used to project the individual layers of the model into the plastic, whereby the movable print bed is pulled down until the model is finished. Finally, the hardened object is removed from the bath and usually exposed in a separate exposure chamber until it is completely hardened.

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SLS – Selective laser sintering

    • In industrial 3D printing, selective laser sintering (SLS printing) is currently by far the most frequently used 3D printing process, as it enables long-term stable models at affordable prices. In the SLS process, the starting material in powder form is fused with pinpoint accuracy using a laser beam and built up into a fracture-resistant model.


MJF – MultiJet Fusion

  • In MultiJet Fusion (MJF), also known as MultiJet Fusion or PolyJet printing, a photopolymer (= light-sensitive) plastic is applied to a platform through several nozzles (hence the name) and immediately cured by a light source integrated in the print head. The MJF process can therefore be considered a kind of mixture of stereolithography and FDM printing and enables very detailed models.