Today’s technology offers a variety of 3D printing approaches. The right process and material for your project depends on several variables. If you are unsure of the best path, we will take the time to listen and help match your project with the best 3D technology and material. Below are the different types of 3D printing we offer.
Fuse Deposition Modeling (FDM)
In the FDM process material melted filament is extruded to create parts layer by layer. A wide range a material can be used such as; ABS, ASA, PTEG, TPU, Nylon, Poly-carbonate, to name a few.
Uses: Wide range of applications | prototypes
DIrect Light processing (DLP)
DLP is one of the two main "vat polymerization" 3D printing technologies. It uses resin that is set by a digital light projector screen to produce highly detailed intricate parts.
Uses: Creating molds | prototypes | Patterns | Production parts
Selective Laser Sintering (SLS)
SLS uses a laser to sinter powder material together to form a completed part. In this process supports are not needed, which results in a very clean final product that requires very little to no post processing. This process is well suited for prototyping of functional polymer parts as well as production runs because of the freedom in design, and produces parts with consistent mechanical properties.
Uses: Prototyping | Production runs
SLA is the predecessor of the DLP process and is the second of the two main "vat polymerization" technologies. The SLA process is very similar to the DLP process, but uses a laser to set the resin. This process creates parts that can be slightly more detailed than DLP, but the gap is closing quickly.
Uses: Creating molds | Prototypes | Patterns | Productions parts
Multi Jet Fusion
In the MJF process, layers of nylon powder are fused together by heat to create a finished part.
Uses: Prototypes | Functional end-use production parts
Our goal at Access 3D is to help guide you through the process and ensure that we chose the process that is most appropriate for your project.