The Digital Manufacturing Blog

Bringing you the latest trends and best practices in 3D printing and additive manufacturing, injection molding and CNC machining.

Desktop 3D Printing

Desktop 3D printers build parts from a computer-aided design (CAD) file by extruding thermoplastic filament layer by layer through a nozzle from a spool of material.  The nozzle moves horizontally under the direction of the computer aided manufacturing (CAM) software package.  The nozzle is heated, and the material hardens after it is extruded.

When Does a Desktop 3D Printed Prototype Make Sense for Your Job?

Desktop 3D printing offers one of the fastest and most affordable ways to fabricate prototypes.  Prototypes generated from desktop 3D printers are ideal for initial design review.  In addition, Desktop 3D printing is beneficial to people who need small gadget accessories.  Gadget accessories can be customized to fit your needs and personality.

These rapid prototypes can help one get a better understanding of their product before proceeding to the next manufacturing stage.

Desktop 3D Printing Materials

Rapid prototypes from our desktop 3D printer are built in an ABS-like material.  Parts can be printed in a number of different colors, such as red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, white, and black.

Applications:
Design Review
Gadget Accessories

Desktop 3D Printing of Bird Clock
Desktop 3D Printing of Gorilla

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