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Selective Laser Melting(SLM)

Selective laser melting (SLM)   Selective laser melting is an additive manufacturing process that uses 3D CAD data as a digital information source and energy in the form of a high-power laser beam, to create…

Laminated Object Manufacturing(LOM)

Laminated object manufacturing (LOM) Laminated object manufacturing (LOM) is a rapid prototyping system developed by Helisys Inc. (Cubic Technologies is now the successor organization of Helisys) In it, layers of adhesive-coated paper, plastic, or metal laminates are successively…

Creating robots with 3D printing

Creating robots with 3D printing Roboticists, or robot makers, have been constrained by existing off-the-shelf parts, until recently, can now design and print their own parts and shells with affordable…

Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF)

Fused filament fabrication  Fused filament fabrication is a 3D printing process that uses a continuous filament of a thermoplastic material. This is fed from a large coil, through a moving, heated printer extruder head. Molten material…