Monthly Archives: April 2014

Introduction to filament

The most common types of plastic used are PLA and ABS: PLA stands for Polylactic Acid or Polylactide, which is plant starch based. ABS stands for Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene, which is petroleum based. Both thermoplastics have their own specifics with respect to impact strength, density and melting temperatures. This means… Read More»

Introduction to resin

Stereolithography (SLA) is one of the methods used to create 3D-printed objects. It is the process by which 3D printers convert liquid plastic into solid objects. This liquid plastic is called a photopolymer, or ‘resin’, that changes its properties when exposed to light. Starting from a 3D file, a model is… Read More»