SLS, SLA og FDM-print
Differences in 3D printing technologies
SLS printing has strong functional parts
With SLS printing, there is great design freedom
There is no need for support structures in SLS printing
SLS printing achieves a good finish and therefore has a visually attractive appearance”
SLA printing has high accuracy
SLA printing has a smooth surface finish
SLA printing has a range of functional applications
FDM printing involves low-cost consumer machines and materials
FDM printing is quick and easy for simple, small parts
SLS printing has a rough surface finish.
SLS printing is limited in material selection.
SLA printing is sensitive to prolonged exposure to UV light.
FDM printing has low accuracy.
FDM printing is limited to low-level details.
FDM printing has limited design compatibility.
SLS printing is used for functional prototyping.
Low volume manufacturing, bridge manufacturing, or custom manufacturing.
SLA printing is used for functional prototyping.
Patterns, molds, and tooling.
FDM printing is used for low-cost rapid prototyping.
FDM printing is used for basic proof-of-concept models.
SLS printing is made with engineering thermoplastics such as Nylon 11, Nylon 12, and Nylon GF30.
SLA printing is done using variants of resin (thermosetting plastic).
Standard, engineering (ABS-like, PP-like, flexible, heat-resistant), castable, dental, and medical (biocompatible).
FDM printing is done using standard thermoplastics such as ABS, PLA, and their various blends.