What is the 3D printing procedure?

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What is the 3D printing procedure?

  1. Initial Design Process


The 3D model is first partitioned using computer modeling software as part of the design process for 3D printing. divided into layers-by-layer segments to enable layer-by-layer printing by the printer.


The STL file format is the industry standard for communication between design applications and printers. Triangular faces are used in STL files to represent an object's surface. The resolution of the generated surface is often higher the smaller the triangle. PLY is a scanner that uses scanning to produce 3D files. PLY's VRML or WRL files are frequently utilized as the input data for full-color printing.


  1. Cutting


The printer first reads the cross-section data from the file, prints it layer by layer using a liquid or powder, and then fuses the cross-sections of all the layers to create a three-dimensional solid.


DPI (pixels per inch) or microns are units used to measure the thickness of the printed part (Z direction) and the plane direction (X-Y direction) of the printer. 100 microns, or 0.1 mm, is the usual thickness. Printing in flat orientation is possible with a laser printer's resolution. The normal diameter of printed "droplets" is between 50 and 100 microns.


  1. Complete printing


The resolution of 3D printers is adequate for the majority of applications, however they can be rough on curved surfaces. Use your current 3D printer to manufacture a little larger object with a greater resolution, then lightly sand the surface to produce a high resolution item with a smooth surface.


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