Our experience in 3D printing allows us to have a wide knowledge about the different technologies and printing materials. In our blog you can find tips and good practices to extract all their potential.
Setting the printing parameters correctly is a complex process that requires several trials. Values such as exposure (both 1st layer and the rest), speed and delay time will have to be changed several times until the right ones are found. The use of calibration models will help in assessing the quality and accuracy of these parameters.
Light, temperature, oxygen and humidity are elements that affect the correct preservation of resins. It is advisable to store it in the container supplied by the manufacturer when not in use, and at a temperature below 20ºC, is recommended. In the case of resins with a biocompatibility certificate, special recommendations should be followed.
If we want to use a resin whose manufacturer differs from that of our printer, we must take into account 2 parameters: the wavelength for which it has been optimised (365 nm, 385 nm and 405 nm) and the technological compatibility (SLA and LED/DLP).
There are a number of mechanical problems in FFF 3D printers that can appear and need to be checked, that's why in this post we explain the most common mechanical problems and, in some cases, how to avoid or solve them.
The good adhesion of the first layer to the printing base is crucial to a successful printing process. Many factors influence the adhesion quality, such as the type of coating chosen, the adhesion settings in the slicing software, and the temperature and condition of the printing base. Excessive adhesion and insufficient adhesion can be equally problematic.
The dyeing of 3D printed parts with polyamide offers the user great design freedom and the possibility of achieving customised finishes and colours. This article details all the steps to follow to achieve a uniform finish in the dyeing of 3D printed parts with nylon.
There are a number of different adhesion products available, but the most common are spray adhesives, vaporisers and liquid adhesives. In this article you can find some of the most common problems that the user may encounter when using adhesive products to adhere to the base.
There are 3D printer manufacturers that offer closed systems limited to the company's own products while others follow a more open philosophy. However, not everything is black and white and the choice of one model or the other depends on the type of user and their needs.