What is 3d printing? How does it work?
What is 3d printing?
3D printing: it is a technique that has been around for decades, but is now on the rise. Advances in technology mean it is becoming cheaper to buy a 3D printer. Moreover, the possibilities and applications of 3D printers are also increasing rapidly.
3D printing is a form of the Additive Manufacturing production technique, also known as rapid prototyping. A wide variety of materials are used, including plaster, gold, bioplastic, ceramics, photopolymer, wood, titanium, ABS, titanium, sand, polyester and epoxy.
How does a 3d printer work?
3D printing is an umbrella term for various production techniques in which a product is built up layer by layer. Many conventional production techniques or traditional crafts remove material. Consider, for example, an artist who removes pieces of material from a lump of clay until the desired result remains. A 3D printer does not remove anything, but adds material to an object until the desired shape is reached. This is a form of additive manufacturing instead of subtractive manufacturing. As a result, there is less waste of material in 3D printing.
Future of 3d printing
3D printing is in line with the current trend of personal manufacturing, whereby objects are produced in low numbers and products are specifically tailored to individual wishes. In today's society, there are reservations about traditional forms of mass production and associated marketing efforts. Increasing value is also being placed on unique, individualized products. 3D printers are ideally suited to meet this need and make it possible to produce economically on a small scale.
This can have major consequences for the policies of established companies. For example, 3D printing can mean the end of the economic advance of low-wage countries. For example, when Western consumers can easily print their own clothes, it is no longer necessary to have them imported from countries such as China or India. The need for worldwide transport is also reduced because local raw materials can be used. There are already 3D printers that can fully reuse their own material. The wide applicability of 3D printers implies endless possibilities. This has its consequences for society. In the future we will also hear a lot about 3D printers.
Do you want to buy a good 3D printer for 3D printing?
Are you looking for a 3D printer? At Mech Solutions you will find information about a wide selection of the best 3D printers. We also sell a number of these 3d printers and accessories in our own web shop Mech E-Store. We do recommend that you compare different models before purchasing and read an extensive review. You can generally buy a good 3D printer for your situation surprisingly cheaply.
Our team of passionate editors consists of experienced 3D printer users and technicians. As a result, we not only write blogs with substantive added value, but we can also help you with specific questions; for example, about a 3D printer kit. That is a piece of knowledge that other stores simply lack.
Overview 3D printer’s prices
Although the price of 3D printing has fallen in recent years, it is important to choose a 3D printer that offers an optimal price-quality ratio. On the Mech E-Store you will find the most popular 3D printers for fast 3D printing at a low price. Our product page offers something for everyone and only contains products of proven quality. However, before you make a choice, it is wise to read the overview below.
Cheap 3D printer price
The price difference between the cheapest and the most expensive 3D printers is very large. The cheapest models are available from a few hundred Dollars, while more expensive models can cost up to ten times as much. The cheapest 3D printers on our product page are the Creality LD-002r and the Creality Ender 3 Pro . With both models you can already 3D print at home for a price of around 300 to 375 Dollars (CAD).
Do you have an affinity with technology and would like a hobby project? Then the ANYCUBIC Photon Mono SE is also an interesting candidate for a low price. Many manuals for this popular DIY 3D printer can be found on the internet to help you on your way. Would you rather print 3D with a ready-to-use printer? Then the Creality CR 6 SE is probably something for you. The price is logically slightly higher at 560 Dollars (CAD).
Professional 3D printers’ prices
Professional 3D printing used to be reserved for companies with a substantial investment capital. Where the average rapid prototyping machine used to have a price of tens of thousands of Dollars, professional 3D printing is now possible from 800 Dollar (CAD). Still a hefty amount for the average consumer, but now say to yourself: already a lot more affordable than before, right? Moreover, you can easily get the purchase price of such a 3D printer with average use.
It is mainly the business market that is interested in professional 3D printing. That is why assembled 3D printers are almost always chosen. This means that no time has to be invested in building one yourself with a self-build package and you can get started right away. While assembled 3D printers typically come at a higher price than DIY kits, for many companies the time savings is worth just as much as the price difference.
If you want to get started quickly with 3D printing for a relatively favorable price, we advise you to take a look at the Creality CR 10 s Pro V2. Creality is a Chinese manufacturer that makes very affordable 3D printers within the beginner segment. An additional advantage is that the CR 10 s Pro V2 is fully operational after an installation of just 30 minutes. The price for all this beauty is only $832.00(CAD). Are you looking for a 3D printer with extremely low noise pollution? Then the Creality Ender 5 Plus is for you. 3D printing with the Ender 5 plus is possible from a price of $1100 (CAD).
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As the price reduces, 3D printers are becoming more and more seen as a household item, and with a strong community sharing they’re content and ideas with the world, you do not need to be a CAD wizard to take full advantage of the vast benefits these devices can offer.
Mech Solutions Ltd is a professional 3D Printing technology company, we are the best 3D printer shop in Canada carrying filaments, 3D printers and accessories. We can also help you with CAD design and 3D printing services. If you are looking to buy the best 3D printer, Mech Solutions has all the best options.