Materials in the 3D Printing World
With its unique manufacturing technology, 3D printing allows us to produce unprecedented types of items, and reduces costs, shortens working hours and removes complex processes for enterprises.
The real advantage of 3D printing technology lies in its printing materials, which can well imitate plastics and plastics. The mechanical or thermal properties of metal materials.
At present, 3D printing materials mainly include polymer materials, metal materials, ceramic materials and composite materials.
ABS material has good hot melt and impact strength, and is the preferred engineering plastic for fused deposition molding 3D printing process. At present, ABS is mainly pre-made into silk and powdered for use.
The application range covers almost all daily necessities, engineering supplies and parts Machinery supplies. There are many colors of ABS materials, such as ivory white, white, black, dark gray, red, blue, rose red, etc., which are widely used in the fields of automobiles, home appliances, and consumer electronics.
Gears printed with ABS Filament
In recent years, ABS has not only gradually expanded its scope of application, but its performance has also been continuously improved. With the strong adhesion and strength of ABS, through the modification of ABS, it has further expanded its scope of application as a 3D printing material.
PLA, or polylactic acid, may be the best raw material used in 3D printing at the beginning. It has a variety of translucent colors and gloss. As an environmentally friendly plastic, polylactic acid can be biodegraded into active compost. It is extracted from corn starch and sugar cane, not fossil fuels.
Tan.KH of Nanyang Technological University in Singapore used PLA to manufacture tissue engineering scaffolds. They used biodegradable polymer materials to make high-porosity PLA tissue engineering scaffolds. Through tissue analysis of the scaffolds, they found that it has growth ability.
Finished Product Printed with PLA Material
PLA is a new type of bio-based and biodegradable material. It has good biodegradability. After use, it can be completely degraded by microorganisms in nature under specific conditions, and finally produce carbon dioxide and water, which does not pollute the environment. The environment is very favorable and is recognized as an environmentally friendly material.
PETG material is a transparent plastic, an amorphous copolyester, with good viscosity, transparency, color, chemical resistance, and resistance to stress whitening.
It can be thermoformed or extrusion blow molded very quickly. The viscosity is better than acrylic. Its products are highly transparent and have excellent impact resistance, which is especially suitable for forming thick-walled transparent products. It can be widely used in the market of sheet material, high-performance shrink film, bottle and profiled material.
Finished Product Made of PETG Material
PETG is a bio-based plastic synthesized from bio-based ethylene glycol produced from sugarcane ethylene. This material has good thermoforming, toughness and weather resistance, short thermoforming cycle, low temperature, high yield, and almost no odor during printing.
As a new type of 3D printing material, PETG has the advantages of PLA and ABS. In 3D printing, the shrinkage rate of the material is very small, and it has good hydrophobicity, and it does not need to be stored in a confined space.
UV Cureable Resin
UV cureable resin is an oligomer that can quickly undergo physical and chemical changes within a short period of time after being irradiated by light, and then cross-link and cure.
UV cureable resin is currently a commonly used filling and restorative material in dentistry. Because of its beautiful color and certain compressive strength, it is also used in the 3D printing industry.
The Object Printed by UV Cureable Resinmaterial Shows a Translucent Frosted State
UV cureable resin is composed of polymer monomers and prepolymers. Due to its good liquid fluidity and instant light curing characteristics, liquid photosensitive resin has become the first choice for 3D printing consumables for high-precision product printing.
The UV cureable resin has fast curing speed and excellent surface dry performance. The appearance of the product after molding is smooth, and it can be transparent or semi-transparent in a frosted state.
The UV cureable resin has the characteristics of low odor and low irritating ingredients, which is very suitable for personal desktop 3D printing systems.