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Explore the emerging world of 3D Printing at the click of a button! 3D Store is one of South Africa’s first and leading online suppliers catering to the 3D printing hobbyist, enthusiast as well as entrepreneurs, and small business owners, making use of everyday 3D printing solutions to create new offerings.

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What is a 3D printer ?

3D printing or additive manufacturing is the construction of a three-dimensional object from a CAD model or a digital 3D model. It can be done in a variety of processes in which material is deposited, joined or solidified under computer control, with material being added together, typically layer by layer.

How do 3D printers work?

A 3D file is interpreted by a 3D printer, which then uses filament or resin to build out the design one layer at a time. The majority of 3D models need to be "sliced" in order to be prepared for printing. The 3D model can be "sliced" and then printed using a machine.

What material does a 3D printer use?

3D printing with FDM
Spools of material called filament are used by FDM printers. A variety of polymers, from PLA to PETG to ABS, can be used to create filament. you can learn more about FDM printer filament.

3D printing with resin
Liquid resins, such as photopolymer resin for UV curing, are frequently used in resin-based printers. You can learn more about resin printing.

How long does 3D printing take?

The duration of a 3D print might range from a few minutes to several hours or even days. The size of the object you want to print, the type of printer you select, the printing material, slicer settings, and local printer settings will all affect how long it takes. One error that new users make frequently is trying to print with too much "infill" (material filling up the interior of the 3D print). Although printing with less infill can weaken a project, it can also drastically reduce print time!

To improve your workflow, it's critical to become familiar with every facet of printing

What can I make with a 3D printer?

Almost anything that can be created as a 3D model with a 3D printer can be printed. A wide variety of tasks can be accomplished using 3D printers, from producing utilitarian prints to producing works of art. You can even print  kitchen tools that are safe to use around food if you use the correct filament.