I believe everyone has some understanding of 3d printing technology. Different 3d printing technologies can support various types of plastic, resin, ceramic, and metal 3d printing materials. It has the advantages of short development time period and lower cost.
3D printers are listed in “Made in 2025” by China and are widely used in makers’ education projects, industrial molds, aerospace, transportation and other transportation. 3D printing technology still consumes a lot of consumables, which has been a headache for 3D printer manufacturers. The following is an in-depth analysis of how to effectively reduce the loss of 3D printing materials.
After getting a 3D printer, many people do not know the characteristics of the 3D printing consumables, print blindly, do not control the details of the 3D printer operation, forget to add a support structure, and cause the bottom of the model to curl or appear warped.
Especially when using an industrial-grade 3D printer, it is necessary to print a support size for the printed model to form a support point, and print to prevent the above situation. After the printing is completed, we have to remove the plastic support frame, so printing materials will be wasted. We can only design the model placement method at the beginning of printing to minimize the production of plastic brackets.
When we use a 3D printer, we measure the printed objects, get the tolerance requirements of the parts and components, design appropriate strategies, and complete the requirements for the printed model within the tolerance range.
Otherwise, there is no tolerance to print in the range, which will lead to secondary processing, and the pursuit of precision to increase the number of printing layers will consume a lot of 3D printing materials, which is very uneconomical.
Optimizing the 3D printer system to reduce 3D printing materials was first proposed by American scientists, which can not only reduce time, but also reduce the amount of printing consumables. In theory, a PackMerger algorithm is used to divide a printed material into several sections for printing, and then glue them together.
The core idea of this algorithm is to save the printing frame and waste materials by packing multiple elements into a small space. At present, Forest Industry Technology has improved the PackMerger algorithm to save more materials and effectively reduce the cost of 3D printing. Starting from three points, it can save a lot of 3d printing materials and reduce the cost of 3d printing. Of course, don’t just focus on the present, but more importantly, realize the lightweight of the 3D printing structure, and stimulate the role of 3D printing technology in the optimization of part design as soon as possible. This is the fundamental saving of 3D printing materials.
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