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Let’s get physical…

August 3, 2019

These days Livingroomcraftz has been very busy on a particular project that also involved creating a physical model.

So – a little run down on architectural 3D printing:

These days you can choose between FDM (fusion depositing modelling) and SLA (stereolithography printing)

First option – FDM – creates a model by adding plastic layer by layer

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Pros:

Clean process, if the printer is set up correctly it is pretty hassle free

Large build volume

Hardware is getting ridiculously cheap these days

Con:

Level of detail is questionable

Material cost for a professional printer can be significant

Build time is long

Second option DLA resin printing

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Pro:

This is a < €500.– printer

Quick build time (1 hour/20mm height)

Superb level of detail (see below)

Material is dirt cheap

Cons:

Working with potentially dangerous chemicals

Small build volume

A sample of what the print looks like

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Yes – it does transparent – you can even get dental grade resin

But – that’s what you need

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As you can see – it’s an Anycubic Photon S and – it’s fun to do stuff

However – given the different modelling styles you also need to adapt your modelling style before sending it to the printer – but that will be another post

Just a final picture of what stuff will look like…

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And – did I forget to mention – life is good…

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