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3D Printing Technology

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3D Printing Technology

  1. 1. BOTSHAPE We provide 3D Printing Solutions for all your professional and personal needs. www.botshape.com info@botshape.com
  2. 2. What is 3D Printing? ➢ Additive Manufacturing Process ➢ Create Physical Object from 3D design. ➢ Object is created by adding material layer by layer.
  3. 3. Benefits of 3D Printing ➢ Cost Efficient ➢ Minimal Waste ➢ Shortens Product Development Cycle ➢ Shortens time to market ➢ Fast and Customization ➢ Easy to make complex shapes ➢ Dynamic
  4. 4. ➢ Manufacturing Industries - Prototyping - Mould Making (for low volume production) - Reduces Product Development Cycle Applications of 3D Printing Design OK?Prototype Production Yes No
  5. 5. ➢ Education & Research Institution - Educating & motivating students towards new technologies - Concept clarification through physical models - Researchers can build their models as per their designs. Applications of 3D Printing
  6. 6. ➢ Architects - Show physical model of the design to clients. - Better understanding of the end result to clients. - Customizable as per client’s needs. Applications of 3D Printing
  7. 7.  Doctors - 3D scan & print patient’s limbs for examination. - Build prosthetic faster and cheaper.  Artists  Fashion Industry Applications of 3D Printing
  8. 8. How 3D Printing is different from CNC? CNC 3D Printing Removes Material Adds Material Lot of wastage No/minimal waste Expensive Cheap Difficult to make complex shapes Complex shapes/structures can be easily made.
  9. 9. How to 3D Print? 3D CAD Model (.stl format) Slicing Software (to generate gcode) 3D Printer Physical Object There are many open-source software & tools for slicing and printing 3D models.
  10. 10. Methods of 3D Printing  Fused Filament Fabrication  Stereolithography  Selective Laser Sintering
  11. 11. Fused Filament Fabrication  Uses plastic or metal filament (wire)  Filament is extruded to a nozzle  Nozzle is heated to melt the filament.  Nozzle moves in horizontal and vertical direction (controlled by CAM software)  Material is extruded layer by layer which produces the desired object as material hardens.
  12. 12. Stereolithography  Uses UV curable photopolymer resin & UV laser  Object is created by photopolymerization of liquid resin.  Laser traces the pattern of resin surface.  Laser cures and solidifies pattern and joins it to the layer below.
  13. 13. Selective Laser Sintering  Uses powder of plastic, glass, ceramics, metal and high power laser  Laser selectively fuses material on the powder bed.  Bed is lowered after each layer and the process is repeated until the object is created.
  14. 14. For more information, please visit www.botshape.com Thank You

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