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6 Things Your Need to Know Before Buying a 3D Printer

Dec 11, 2017

There are a lot of 3D printers on the market today that have varing specifications, which in turn cater to different demands. To help you decide on which printer to make your first, we have complied a list of 6 things you need to know before you buy a 3D printer.

1.Types of 3D printers

3D printing is a broad term that covers the technologies required for producing physical materials, including FDM, SLA, SLS, DLP,etc.Among them, SLA 3D printer is the most popular one with wide application range.

2. Price

Prices of 3D printers depend mainly on the quality of the output. The higher the output quality is, the higher the price will be.

3. Printing Volume

What will you apply this 3D printer to and what volume do you want to print? 

4. Obtaining a 3D Model

When it comes to getting a 3D model, there are two routes: you can create it yourself or download a pre-made model blueprint from the Internet. 

5. STL Files

The STL file (STereoLithography) is the standard file format that you will use to print your 3D model into a physical object. The file can be generated using most CAD programs so if you are building your own 3D models, chances are the software you are using can output one.

6.Materials Used to Print

Rich-Opto 3D printer is an SLA laser 3D printer with big printing volume of 170mmX170mmX170mm, high precision and smoother surface by utilizing an ultraviolet light beam to harden a model from a pool of photosensitive liquid.This SLA 3D printer has been widely used in jewelry, manufacturing, education, animation, etc. Please click here to know more about this SLA 3D printer.