Various 3D printing techniques are practiced today. Below outlines what is currently available through AAATech 3D Printing Services.
Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM): An additive manufacturing (3D Printing) process that uses thermoplastic materials, applying the material in layers.
Dimensions 1200es - uses ABSplus thermoplastic as the model material with soluble support material, enabling the ability to build intricate models with overhangs, nested, moving assemblies, and other complex geometries. The printer's plastic filament travels through a tube to the print head, where the material is heated to a semi-liquid state then extruded in thin, precise layers (layer resolution is .013”). This printer also uses a separate soluble support material, for model stability and accuracy during printing. The print bed is 10”x10” with a 12” maximum build height.