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Read This Before Purchasing Your Own 3D Printer

3D printing has come from a long journey to be an elite tool. Now, everybody can build their own toys, figures, costumes, and even musical instrument with a 3D printer. Actually, anything cross on your mind can be built with a 3D printer.You can find a various 3D printer in the market, here what you should consider:

1. Types

Basically, there are three types of 3D printers including Fused Deposition Modeling(FDM), Selective Laser Sintering, and Stereolithography. FDM is the common type of 3D printers widely used. FDM heat and force out the materials which are mostly plastic based to create a model. FDM can be easily found in the market while the other two are very expensive.

2. Manufactured vs Custom

You might have heard about the custom-built 3D printers, you can also build yours. Building 3D printers from scratches may require certain skills and a lot of time. If you want to use the printer as soon as possible then you’re suggested to purchasing the manufactured ones.

3. Price

The 3D printer has a wide range of price rate which quietly represents the quality results. A quality 3D printers may cost from US$1000 to US$2000, the professional ones will cost you more than that. You can find a starting printer which only cost under US$100, it’s worth to try, give a shot.

4. Material Compatibility

It’s very important to ensure how the 3D printers handle the main materials including Poly Lactic Acid and Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene and how the output. It’s due to the fact, that even an expensive 3D printer may not compatible with these materials. If that so, it will require you to spend budget for more expensive materials. However, food grade plastic materials are highly recommended for 3d printing.

5. Quality and Safety

The quality of the 3D printer is majorly determined by two factors, speed, and resolution. When you’re working on detail objects then 3D printers should support a higher resolution which represented by a higher micron. The extruder should perform the intermediate speed on processing the model.

Above all, you need to ensure that the 3D printer supports the safety usage, it should be certified for safety certification. However, it’s highly advisable that it doesn’t matter what type of 3D printer you want to purchase, make sure that you take your own precautions. The printing process might result in high heat and toxic excesses.

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