3D printers

19 companies | 148 products

Highly accurate, with up to 3 simultaneous print...

Metal 3D printer

The ProX™ 400 gives metal manufacturers, aerospace and...

SLA 3D printer

The new state-of-the-art ProX™ 800 is the most...

PLA 3D printer / for ABS prototypes

The Cube 2 3D Printer is...

Continuous 3D printer / for rapid prototyping

The VX500 is a compact printer developed by VOXELJET...

Continuous 3D printer

The VXC800 is a 3D printer that is designed for continuous...

Continuous 3D printer / for lost wax casting

The VX1000 is a high-performance 3D printer...

Large-format 3D printer

The VX2000 is an industrial 3D printer designed...

Paper 3D printer

MCOR Technologies' Matrix 300+ Systems are generally utilized...

The Solidscape 3Z Pro Wax Printer...

The Solidscape 3Z studio...

The 3Z Lab, which is manufactured...

Electron beam melting 3D printer

The Q20, which is manufactured by...

Electron beam melting 3D printer

The A2X, which is manufactured...

Desktop 3D printer / for dental applications

The Perfactory® Micro DDP (Digital Dental Printer) is the...

Desktop 3D printer / for dental applications

The Perfactory® Micro Drill Guide 3D Printer is a low cost,...

Desktop 3D printer

The Perfactory® Micro Digital Shell 3D Printer is the smallest desktop 3D printer...

Desktop 3D printer

The Perfactory® Micro Digital Shell 3D Printer XL is the smallest desktop 3D...

SLS 3D printer

The selective laser melting system SLM® 280 HL provides a build chamber of 280...

SLS 3D printer

The selective laser melting system SLM® 500 HL provides a...

Producing complex sand mold 3D printer

The ExOne S-Print system selectively dispenses foundry-grade...

Metal 3D printer

The ExOne M-Print system selectively dispenses...

Metal 3D printer

The M-Flex is simple to use and...

Rapid prototyping 3D printer

The X1-Lab is a breakthrough in additive...

SLS 3D printer

The PXM system is the latest...

SLS 3D printer

The PXS system is the smallest of the "PX"...

How to choose this product

3d-printer

A 3D printer uses additive fabrication processes to quickly create product prototypes. Plastic, ceramic or metal objects can be created from CAD models.

Applications

These devices allow designers and engineers to produce mock-ups to confirm design viability. The object can be tested for proper fit with other components or undergo wind tunnel trials. It also can be used to create molds. The printer is used in dentistry to create ceramic crowns, bridges and dental models. Such printers also can produce many types of medical prostheses.

Technologies

Printers use raw materials in liquid, sold or powder form. Some processes are based on stereo-lithographic principles, such as photo-polymerization of UV-sensitive liquid polymers by flash or laser exposure. Other techniques include selective fritting of laser-fused powder (laser sintering), fused wire deposit using a heated extrusion nozzle or projection of droplets by a printing head.

Layers are applied one after the other. Undesirable staircasing may result from the pitch or thickness of the layers. Finish techniques include polishing and painting, if the printer is not a color model.

How to choose

Choice will depend on machine speed and precision, the raw materials, their curing requirements and the dimensions of the objects to be created.

Advantages

- Reduced conception-to-market time

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