Tag: 3D printing industry

How does a 3D printer work?

Dirk Zacharias | 2. August 2019

Basically, a 3D printer works much like a well-known 2D printer that applies ink to a paper by means of a jet or laser. The 3D printing is an additive process in which material is gradually added layer by layer to create a three-dimensional model. There are several methods in 3D printing that work slightly […]

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Why injection moulding tools from the 3D printer?

Dirk Zacharias | 2. August 2019

With the aid of 3D printing, injection moulds can be manufactured at up to 80% lower costs. As a result, 3D-printed moulds are particularly interesting for small batches and samples, and can be commissioned for a quantity of 1 or more. The complete iglidur range of 50 materials is available for the maintenance-free plastic plain […]

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When is direct 3D printing more suitable than print2mold?

Dirk Zacharias | 1. August 2019

For example, if the delivery must be extremely fast – 24h up to a maximum of 3 days. In addition, the more complex the component, the more beneficial it is to make the components directly in 3D printing. Due to the tool-less manufacturing, complexity does not cause any additional costs. For small parts under 5 […]

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When does injection moulding tools from the 3D printer pay off?

Dirk Zacharias | 1. August 2019

If pre-production parts are to be manufactured effectively and at a low cost from the original material, 3D-printed injection moulds are very well suited since the material properties of the parts made from the 3D print mould and the later volume parts from a conventional serial mould are very similar. Even though plain bearing materials […]

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What does additive manufacturing mean?

Dirk Zacharias | 1. August 2019

Additive manufacturing describes a disruptive production process in whichmaterial is applied layer by layer additively to create a physicalcomponent. The basis of the layered structure are3D CAD design data. Components are built layer by layer instead of beingsubtractively machined from a bar stock (e.g., milled, turned). Theproduction process differs fundamentally from theconservative machining fabrication methods […]

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