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How to distinguish between good and bad 3D printers?

2024-01-10 11:38

How to distinguish between good and bad 3D printers? The most important thing is to understand the parameters. In terms of parameter settings, there are actually many similarities between 3D printers and regular printers, except that one emits ink, one emits gypsum, resin, or plastic, one is single-layer, and one is multi-layer. It is also difficult for those who do not understand 3D printing technology to understand the quality of a 3D printer. If you have a potential desire to purchase a 3D printer, it is not advisable to analyze it from multiple perspectives. For example, from the perspective of the body, parameters, appearance, after-sales service, and brand are all extremely important parameters; Rationally speaking, consider the needs and practicality of printers. Here's how to buy a cost-effective and stable 3D printer.


Firstly, you need to understand what type of 3D printer a 3D printer is, whether it is based on FDM technology, SLA photo solidification technology, SLS laser selective sintering method, or even LOM stacking technology, etc. Currently, the popular 3D printing equipment is based on FDM technology, and the reason is that the price is lower than industrial grade 3D printers.


Secondly, printing speed is one of the most critical parameters for 3D printers, which can result in a price difference of several times. The measurement standards for 3D printing speed vary depending on the commonly used 3D printing technology. The speed of the printer directly affects the time and quality of printing items. If the speed is less than 10% or 5%, printing large items takes hundreds of hours, and if the work efficiency is too slow, it will waste time.

Once again, it is necessary to understand what materials it can support for printing. In fact, the quality and level of 3D printers can also be seen from the supported printing materials. A better 3D printer can support the printing of ABS and PLA materials, which is a more challenging task for printers compared to PLA materials. In addition, there are significant differences in material usage rates among different 3D printers, and the material consumption of printers can provide a more detailed understanding of the overall printing cost.

Finally, the quality of a 3D printer also depends on its stability, whether it can sustainably print good finished products, and whether it can help customers achieve maximum benefits. This depends on its printing accuracy and the level of precision of the printed model under lower filling conditions.

It is important to remind 3D printer consumers that if the model printed by the 3D printer you purchased is not very exquisite or cannot print a complete model at all, this may not be due to machine issues, but may also be due to the ABS or PLA materials used by the 3D printer, or improper software parameter settings for operating the printer, resulting in problems with the printed model.