People began replicating objects very long ago, maybe even from the prehistoric period mainly using molding.
Nowadays the advancement of computers has brought the 3d printing technology on our desktops.
We are now not only replicating objects, but we are also turning our thoughts into living items.
The technologies used today for 3d printing started getting widely known only after 2002.
The same basic process used is known with many different names. Rapid prototyping, desktop manufacturing, direct digital manufacturing, additive manufacturing, solid free form fabrication (SFF), and on-demand manufacturing are some of the them.
Today 3D printers are compact which makes them suitable for office and home use. They are suited for low volume reproduction of real objects crafted from nylon or any other plastic material.
3D printers are user-friendly with very low maintenance cost when compared with RP (rapid prototyping) machines.
While the majority of desktop 3D printers use ABS plastic filament which is melted and extruded in thin strips, SLA (stereo-lithographic) uses lasers to cure liquid resin in microscopic layers.
Currently 95% of all desktop 3D printers for homes and office utilize FFF (fused filament fabrication) or FDM (Fused Deposition Modeling) technology, mostly because is cheaper.
3D desktop printers are perfect for those who want to get their feet wet in the world of 3D printing.
Constructed from either metal plastic or wood, they take up as little desk space as possible while being able to bring your ideas to life – probably turning plastic into profits.
Unfortunately the perfect 3d printer does not exist. In order to fully enjoy your 3d printing experience you have to balance your needs with the specifications and price range.
Numerous user reviews found on product detailed pages of each printer will help you finalize your purchase.