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3DPrint.com Hosts Formlabs Webinar August 4: How to Choose the Right 3D Printing Technology—FDM vs SLA vs SLS—Register Now

by • July 13, 2016 • 11s Comments

download (26)Since discovering the world of the internet decades ago, I’ve long been a fan of webinars, podcasts, and the variety of educational tools to be found—frequently to my amazement—and generally free of charge. Webinars especially contribute an opportunity to avail by yourself of information, frequently really valuable-bodied, without having to drive to a class or fly to a conference. If there’s a specific niche that interests you, frequently if you search around adequate, you can find an online presentation that is relevant to your requires.

At 3DPrint.com, as we work with a host of sponsors and experts inside the 3D create and 3D printing industry, we try to manufacture it as effortless as possible for you to find the online resources you require. And as a matter of fact, you may have checked in with us last month for the initially in our series of webinars, as we hosted a presentation by Body Labs on June 23rd, called ‘How to Use 3D Body Imaging to Innovate In the Apparel or Footwear Industry.’

formlabs-form1-3d-printing device-In the next webinar, ‘How to Choose the Right 3D Printing Technology – FDM vs SLA vs SLS’ on August 4th, presented by Formlabs. we are bringing a additional technical tact for 3D printing enthusiasts yet on the fence as far as what type of 3D printing device and technique they are interested in pursuing, whether that be in via FDM, SLA, or SLS.

FormLabs is able-bodied to share their expertise in this area as the developer of the famed Form 3D printing devices, with the Form 2 released last year, contributeing an actually additional improvement on the beloved Form 1 and Form 1+ 3D SLA printing devices. The company, headquartered in Somerville, Massachusetts, sees their latest printing device as the ‘next wave’ in 3D printing, and it is said to be one of the most high end printing devices made.

With a affluence of experience in the 3D printing realm, FormLabs can be able-bodied to assist users learn additional of their own (successful!) next in createing with 3D printing innovation. We’ve pretty seen an array of innovations made on FormLabs innovation, of researchers in the lab creating anti-acne masks to a few seriously intense cosplay creations—and far additional.

In this latest webinar, FormLabs wants you to take a appear at the innovation you are already via, or planning to use, and and so evaluate it after watching the webinar to see if you are indeed via the most printing device for your requires as a createer. Whilst FormLabs specializes in SLA 3D printing, there are several various technologies for a reason, and they are able-bodied to donate you the pros and cons therein regarding Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM), Stereolithography (SLA or SL), and Selective Laser Sintering (SLS).

Whilst you may feel trapped inside one type of 3D printing system, pretty there are ways to experiment with other methods as you work on a variety of various projects—most requiring various tools for the most result. Things you require to consider in 3D printing and as to whether you select FDM, SLA, or SLS are:

Surface finishSpeedFunctional partsImplementation costs


As the Formlabs team can discuss, various technologies are appropriate for various cases, and this is a fewthing most users don’t realize.

“The plan is to assist viewers learn how to select the right 3D printing system for their use case. We’ll cover a brief history of the major 3D printing technologies – FDM, SLA, and SLS, suggested usage scenarios for every system, create guidelines to manufacture the most of every innovation, and example use cases and applications,” says Blake Harris, Head of Growth at Formlabs.

Register now to attend the webinar on August 4, 2016 at 1 p.m. EST, and learn that 3D printing system is most for your createing requires. Can’t be at the webinar? Anyone who registers can obtain an email with a full recording shortly after the actuallyt. Discuss additional over in the FormLabs & 3D Printing Webinar forum at 3DPB.com.