What is 3D printing? How to choose 3D printing filament?

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3D printing technology, even NASA is also rushing to build Mars Alpha Mars hills at Houston Jensen Space Center to simulate Mars exploration mission settings; American supercar Czinger, 3D printing combined with AI technology, is expected to build 80 vehicles within a year Gasoline 21C supercar; Dutch MX3D built the world's first 3D steel bridge in Amsterdam. 3D printing technology seems outdated, but it is hidden in the details of life, from food, daily necessities, industrial fields, and the universe, but 3D printing is What? What are the 3D printing filaments? How to choose the right one? Let us revisit 3D printing.
 

What is 3D printing? What are the uses of 3D printing?

3D printing is three-dimensional printing. The technical term is called additive manufacturing or multilayer manufacturing, which is the process of printing any three-dimensional objects. Under the computer control, the 3D printing wire material is placed into the 3D printing list machine, and the process of continuously adding materials to the lower layer. After stacking layer by layer, you can print out the objects you want. For production, industry, and social culture The application of art is of great help, reducing scale economy manufacturing in the production field; in industry, it has been widely used for rapid prototyping design and research and academic purposes; in social culture and art, for injection molded products, you can buy household Or use a commercial 3D printer to print on your own, eliminating indirect costs.
 

What are the types of 3D printers? What is the production process?

The types of 3D printers include extrusion, metal lines, particles, powder inkjet needles, lamination and photopolymerization, etc.; process technologies include extrusion deposition (FDM), particle material combination, lamination and photopolymerization, etc. The most widely used 3D printing process is the extrusion deposition (FDM) process technology of the 3D extrusion printer. The extrusion deposition molding printer mainly uses injection melt plastic nozzles, deposition materials and removable The console is designed by these three factors. When it is completed, the next focus is to choose what 3D printing wire to place in the 3D printer.
 

What are the 3D printing filaments?

The raw materials for 3D printing wires are various, including PEEK (Polyetheretherketone PEEK), PLA (Polylactic Acid), ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene), Carbon (carbon fiber), Nylon (nylon), TPE (Thermoplastic Elastomer), PC polycarbonate (Polycarbonate), luminous material (PLA+ABS) & hellip; etc. are all important raw materials for making 3D printing wires. We organize four products The product characteristics and applications of the sales leaderboard are as follows, which is clear and there are no barriers to selection:
 

Super elastic 3D printing filament

The raw materials of super-elastic 3D printing wire are mainly made of TPE (thermoplastic elastomer) and synthetic rubber (synthetic plastic). The printing temperature is about 200 to 240 degrees. The printed product is suitable for elastic and A product with a softer Q texture. It is not recommended to be used in wear-resistant and hard products. TPE has high elongation, high resilience, chemical resistance and good mechanical properties. The most important thing is non-toxicity. It is necessary for a friendly environment. It is mostly used for hoses, sealing materials, cables and communication wires, compression spring products… etc.
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PEEK 3D printing cable

The chemical name of PEEK is polyether ether ketone, which can be extruded into sheets, rods or tubes using Victrex 450G, Diasel-Evonik L4000G, PFLUON 8100G and other polymers. It is a unique top semi-crystalline engineering thermoplastic material with high heat resistance It has excellent chemical resistance, abrasion resistance and radiation resistance. Carbon or glass fiber can be selected to increase its high strength. It can be used in electronics, aviation, automobile, space or medical treatment. And other parts.
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Fragrance type 3D printing wire

Scented 3D printing filaments, usually based on PLA (polylactic acid), are made from natural materials and added and mixed. There are coffee, floral or soap scents on the market, and they are mostly used in fragrance products. Or the decoration needs products with fragrance design.
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Luminous 3D printing cable

The luminous type is mainly based on PLA (polylactic acid) or ABS (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene), adding organic phosphors and other materials, through these materials to absorb light and then emit light, mostly used in preservation, reflection or jewelry and other needs There are shiny items.
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Conclusion

The three main raw materials of 3D printing wire are PLA, ABS, and Standard resign in order. They are the most widely used. The manufacturer's test specifications are also different. There is no universal verification specification. The main reason is that the printer manufacturers are also different. There are verifications of mechanical properties such as tensile, bending, thermal deformation temperature, impact …. We cooperated with Japanese technology to promote PEEK 3D printing wire, which is a widely used printing wire in recent years. It has high stability in various chemical substances, super high hydrolysis resistance, excellent high temperature resistance, and solubility. The point is about 340 degrees, so it is very common in the aerospace, medical and automotive markets. We are a professional manufacturer of 3D printing filaments, providing a variety of excellent filaments, please contact us if you need them.

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