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FDM technology is falls under the Material Extrusion process. FDM is an acronym for Fused Deposition Modelling and it also known as Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF). For this technique wire, type material (filament) is used as the printing material and when it travels through the extrusion head it melts because of the heating element. Melted material deposits on the printing bed layer by layer according to instructions given by computer.

The extruder is the part of the printer that melts and moves the filament. Extruder drive mechanism, which is a motor and a mechanism that pushes the filament into the hot end. The hot end in turn is comprised of a heater, a nozzle, and a sensor (a thermistor) to sense how hot the bed is. There are many different extruder designs, which fall into two major categories. They are a direct-drive extruder and Bowden extruder.

The maximum printing volume of a printer is consider as the build volume. For example if you are a Thrimana MINI user you can print a 150 (X) x 150 (Y)   x 150 (Z) mm cube.

Layer resolution is the thickness of single layer of a printed object. Normally it can vary from 0.1 mm to 0.3 mm. However, some high-end machine can reach a layer resolution of up to 0.04 mm, such as the Thrimana PLUS and MAX. Following image shows you how the layer resolution effects the quality of a printed product.

Filament is the printing material, which used for the 3D printer. 1.75 And 3.0 mm are commonly used the diameter of the filament. If you use larger nozzle size with larger filament diameter, you can print a model within short period relative to small nozzle size with small filament diameter.

There are several types of filaments that you can use to get prints. You can choose the printing material according to your requirement.

Diameter of cavity of a nozzle is known as Nozzle Diameter. Most of the printer’s nozzle diameter is 0.4. But the Thrimana PLUS’ nozzle can be changed according to your choice. For an example if you icing your cake you can chose several types of nozzles as per your interest. If you want to print a big model within short time period, you can choose a larger nozzle. For a model with lots of details and small scaled you can chose smaller nozzle.

When talking about 3D printing technologies, it was first introduced to the world by Chuck Hull in 1983. During that time, there was no such thing as Rapid Prototyping (creating a concept model) let alone creating a functional model. Which meant creating a concept model took months and thousands of dollars to make. When designers and engineers were using Computer Aided Design (CAD) software – there was no way of transferring that knowledge directly and making a final This document is the private and confidential and the sole property of RCS2 Technologies product. Chuck formed 3D Systems to bridge the gap between software and hardware. The file format .stl which was developed by them is still in use today. 3D printing is an additive manufacturing process used to create a three dimensional object. The virtual object is horizontally sliced into thin layers in a computer software and each of these layers are successively printed one on top of the other to form the final 3D object in the 3D printer. Here are some of the methods used in 3D printing:

When talking about 3D printing technologies, it was first introduced to the world by Chuck Hull in 1983. During that time, there was no such thing as Rapid Prototyping (creating a concept model) let alone creating a functional model. Which meant creating a concept model took months and thousands of dollars to make. When designers and engineers were using Computer Aided Design (CAD) software – there was no way of transferring that knowledge directly and making a final This document is the private and confidential and the sole property of RCS2 Technologies product. Chuck formed 3D Systems to bridge the gap between software and hardware. The file format .stl which was developed by them is still in use today. 3D printing is an additive manufacturing process used to create a three dimensional object. The virtual object is horizontally sliced into thin layers in a computer software and each of these layers are successively printed one on top of the other to form the final 3D object in the 3D printer. Here are some of the methods used in 3D printing:

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