Once a fantasy or science fiction, three-dimensional (3D) printing is now a reality. The 3D printer was conceived and has been evolving ever since to make it easier for as many people as possible to use. In this article, you will be given three criteria for a better choice of your 3D printer.
The platen and the print head
For several years now, it has been possible to print 3D elements yourself. To do this, however, you need certain materials, the main one being the printer. To choose the right printer, you need to take into account some very important criteria for a better 3D printing experience. The first criterion is the platen and the print head. Indeed, the platen is the element on which the object you are going to print will rest during the whole process. Its choice is crucial in the sense that the size of the 3D object to be printed depends on its surface. It is also the element that avoids swarping or warping of the printed object. It is also important to know that there are several types of plates, some of which are mobile.
The print head is a set of a fan, a heating body and a nozzle. To be able to print an object with a large diameter, you must choose a large diameter nozzle.
The printing speed
It should be said that the printing speed depends largely on the resolution. Measured in mm/second, build speed is actually the time it takes the printer to deposit the filament on the platen or to print the object. This detail is often written on the device by the manufacturer.
The resolution or printing precision is nothing more than the quality and thickness of the layers of filament deposited. It also takes into account the horizontal precision and positioning of the print head in relation to the printing plate.