how 3-d printing works
In principle, 3-
Printing has always been an expensive technology.
The SLA Cost of PTCAM described earlier in this article exceeds $250,000;
The liquid plastic costs about $800 a gallon.
Organizations with such equipment may sell stereo printing services to others, or allow companies to purchase the time to use the equipment.
Today, many large industrial AM machines, although cheaper than before, are still expensive.
For example, in February 2011, the ProJet CPX 3000 of 3D systems was priced at $79,999, and it could produce a high
Up to 11 detailed models. 75 inches by 7.
3 inch by 8 inch (
298 by 185 by 203)[
Source: fast direction, \"ProJet\", 3D system, \"ProJet\"].
This price does not include the required VisiJet CPX200 wax building materials, $4-$975[Shell]
Source: fast direction, \"VisiJet\"]. Dimension 3-
D printer from Stratasys, Inc.
How to demonstrate 3-
Printing costs can be even lower.
For example, a dimension elite printer can create production-
Advanced Plastic Model 8 inch by 12 inch (
203 by 305)
Starting at $29,900 [
Source: elite Stratasys].
In addition, the ABS Plus plastic printing material required by the size elite has nine different colors and can even be used on stratasy\'s desktop
UPrint printer for $14,900
Source: Stratasys, \"uPrint\"]. Not only is 3-
D. printing is getting cheaper and cheaper in its own category, which is also a more cost-effective option
An effective way to produce products using other technologies before.
For example, Solidscape is targeting some of its small 3-D printers [
These models cost $30,000 to $60,000, and hundreds of dollars for construction and support materials [
These and other types of 3-
D printers can make molds for crowns, bridges and dentures faster and more accurately than the old methods, improving the productivity of dental laboratories [
Source: dentalproductsport. com].