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Join 3DPrint.com and Formlabs August 4th for a Free Webinar on Choosing the Right 3D Printing Technology

by • July 24, 2016 • No Comments

form1plus-hero-modelsOne of the additional confusing areas for folks just getting into 3D printing – and actually for those with experience – is distinguishing what sets one printing innovation apart of another. In computer desktop 3D printing alone, there are a wide range of printing methods to select of, and it’s expanding consistently as researchers and manufacturers go on to tweak existing technologies and hustle the boundaries of what they can do. If you are attempting to decide on what kind of printing device to buy, there’s a lot of information to consider – and it does not assist that many printing technologies are so much like to each other.

If you want to be meticulous of thinking all of your options, you can test out various types of printing devices at your local 3D Hubs or manufacturerspaces, but there are a lot of resources online to assist you know the pros and cons of each kind of 3D printing innovation, and that can many suit your needs. A webinar is a excellent tool for educating by yourself of a topic like 3D printing, whether or not you are may already in the market for a printing device by yourself.

Formlabs_Logo_2014-grey_preferred_1 (1)On August 4, 3DPrint.com can be hosting a webinar entitled ‘How to Choose the Right 3D Printing Technology – FDM vs SLA vs SLS.’ It can be presented by Formlabs, the five-year-old upstart startup responsible for delivering stereolithography, or SLA, 3D printing to the computer desktop market. In a 2012 Kickstarter campaign, the Massachusetts company added their Form 1 SLA computer desktop 3D printing device, turning what had been strictly an industrial 3D printing method for 30 years into an low-cost computer desktop innovation.

Formlabs, that may already retails two printing device models: the Form 1+ and the Form 2, not just brought SLA innovation to the computer desktop, but additional modified
it for a wider range of applications. Their resin materials have expanded of standard offerings to flexible and castable resins to actually biocompatible dental materials, added not long ago and another initially for computer desktop 3D printing. All of this is to say that if you are appearing for tremendous information on SLA innovation, Formlabs can provide just the tremendousise you seek.

So what’s so excellent of SLA? Plenty of things, which include speed, resolution, and versatility – but like any innovation, it’s not perfect for each application. So there’s the fact that other technologies like FDM (fused deposition modeling) and SLS (selective laser sintering) appear quite much like, but possess sure key differences that manufacture one method excellent to the others in a few areas, but inferior in others.


It is confusing, and can be overwhelming, so Formlabs aims to clear things up for you in the August 4th webinar. They’ll be thoroughly comparing and contrasting SLA, FDM and SLS technologies, so actually if you are rather well-versed in one or all of them may already, there’s yet additional to learn. The framework of the class can be broken down into the next areas of focus:

History of SLA, FDM and SLS printing technologiesSuggested usage for each methodDesign guidelines and tips for manufacturing the many of each innovationExample case studies and applications

The live webinar can be kicking off at 1 PM EST on August 4, and you can register here. If you are unavailable during that time period, register anyway, and Formlabs can email you a recording of the webinar after it wraps up. And – like the last webinar we hosted – it’s free! Discuss additional in the 3DPrint.com/Formlabs Webinar forum over at 3DPB.com.