3D Printing Professional Terminology
- Dec 28, 2017 -

1, 3DP

3D prnting, or 3D printing technology. It was first developed by MIT in 1993. The technique is used to solidify each layer of powder by using a liquid connector to create a three-dimensional solid prototype. Based on 3DP Technology, Z Corp. of the United States has developed 3d print forming machines, which are produced by the 3d printing equipment we use. The 3d printer uses standard inkjet printing techniques to create parts on layers by placing liquid links on a thin layer of powder. Unlike the 2d flat printer, which delivers paper under the print head, the 3d printer moves the print head above a layer of powder and prints cross section data.

2, ABS

ABS is the initials of acrylonitrile butadiene styrene, namely acrylonitrile-styrene-butadiene copolymer, which is a thermoplastic polymer material structure with high strength, good toughness and easy processing. Also known as the ABS tree ester. ABS resin is one of the five major synthetic resins, its impact resistance, heat resistance, low-temperature resistance, chemical resistance and excellent electrical performance, but also has easy processing, product size stability, good surface gloss and so on, easy to paint, coloring, can also be sprayed on the surface of gold, electroplating, welding, hot pressing and bonding two times processing, Widely used in machinery, automobiles, electronic and electrical appliances, instrumentation, textile and construction industries, is a very wide use of thermoplastic engineering plastics.

3 Acrylic

Acrylic also called PMMA or Asia-afterburner, are English in Chinese, translation is actually plexiglass. The chemical name is poly (methyl methacrylate). Hong Kong people called Agari, is an early development of important thermoplastic, with good transparency, chemical stability and weather resistance, easy to dye, easy to process, beautiful appearance, in the construction industry has a wide range of applications. Plexiglass products can usually be divided into casting plate, extrusion plate and mold plastic.

4, AM

Additive Manufacturing incremental manufacturing, the use of materials to gradually accumulate the method of manufacturing solid parts of the technology, compared to the traditional material removal-cutting technology, is a "bottom-up" manufacturing method.


Direct Metal laser sintering, directly metal laser sintering, Germany EOS based on SLS's improved 3D printing technology.

6, EBM

Electron Beam Melting, electron beam dissolution, similar to SLS 3D printing technology, was born earlier, Japan in this technical research is in advanced position.