3D printing is saving lives , improving the lives of animals , and even helping us revive the voices of the dead — literally. Yet: It can be an intimidating field if you’re new to it, and if you’re not sure where to start.
SparkMaker offers a great place to start learning about 3D printing — by putting a machine right on your desk, with their Original SLA Starter Bundle , which is 39% off for a limited time. What Is Stereolithography (SLA)? SLA is short for stereolithography, better known as resin 3D printing. Originally, 3D printers (especially desktop models) used “fuse deposition modeling,” or FDM, which melted a plastic filament and squeezed that out to create the model. It’s good enough for basic work, but it lacks high resolution and finesse, especially at smaller scales. An SLA printer skips the melting step and works with liquid resin. […]
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