Computer Printers : Design Series, Production Series And Idea Series

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FDM Printers Classification FDM 3D printers in the market are classified based on various factors, including design series, production series and idea series. The production series printers are developed to bring out agility and aesthetics at every developmental stage thanks to ability to use different material properties and colors for tooling and prototyping. The idea series concerns issues such as printer model and prototype cost and level of user friendliness. Lastly, design series FDM printers are developed to make designs durable and dimensionally stable. Positives and Negatives of Using Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) Technology Fused Deposition Modeling has become popular because of a number of reasons including low noise levels, reliability, high accuracy, professional finishes and office-friendliness. The technique can also be used to produce a wide range of materials. For instance, the production grade thermoplastics produced using FDM are usually environmentally friendly and mechanically stable. The major downsides of FDM technology include slow speeds on certain geometrical compositions and poor layering adhesion. FDM technique also requires expert knowledge and experience because of its complexity. 4. Laser Powder Forming (LPF) and Laminated Object Manufacturing (LOM) 3D Additive technologies a). Laminated Object Manufacturing (LOM) LOM is a highly integrated additive technology that can be used to produce accurate finishes, even though the stability of

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