Do you have an interest in learning more about additive manufacturing with 3D printing solutions? Are you part of a team that wants to bring products to market faster? 3D printing technologies might be the answer for you but how do you know? At Fisher Unitech, we want to provide you with a guide that can help — whether you are a beginner with 3D printing or someone who already uses the technology but wants to explore more solutions.
No matter what level of knowledge you have with rapid prototyping, the guide “3D Printing Solutions” will help you determine if one of our solutions can help you design faster and smarter, bring products to market faster, or simply educate you further on how the technology works.
What kind of 3D Printer is best for me?
Within the guide, you will learn how to identify the goal you want to achieve with 3D printing by asking yourself some basic questions to determine what technology is the best fit for you.
Some of the questions you will get answers to by reading the guide are:
- - What does my part need to look like?
- - What does it need to do (within your department or to tell a story)?
- - Where does the part need to function (outdoors, indoors, human contact, etc.)?
- - How long does the part need to last?
Consider these questions when you are trying to figure out the best option for you. If you already know the answers to some, you can move through the guide to the section that is most applicable to your level of knowledge.
3D Printing Solutions
The 3D Printing Solutions guide will help you uncover how Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM), PolyJet, Stereolithography, Laser Sintering and Metal Powder Bed Fusions work. The guide will also cover the different materials that go with each solution, such as these plastics that are the most popular: standard, engineering, high-performance, photopolymers, as well as metals.
Getting Started with 3D Printing
There is a lot of information in the guide to help you determine the best path or course implementation to get started with 3D printing. You could be at various stages of your implementation already but still trying to figure out such questions as: do I need to buy a 3D printer, do I start a 3D printing lab or do I use an outsourced company to get my parts printed on-demand? Either way, this guide will explain the skills and/or equipment needed for each technology—ultimately helping you assess if you are ready for 3D printing in your business.
About the Author
Lisa Hannon is a marketing manager at Fisher Unitech. She develops content for 3D printing topics that have an impact across all industries that are researching ways to maximize getting products to market faster as well as cost savings with 3D printing solutions. Lisa has worked as a marketing management professional since 1998, most recently with Stratasys. You can follow her on Twitter: @lmci37