2. Manufacturing

2.1 Manufacturing Methods

Types of 3D Printers:

FDM melts plastic and is extruded to print each layer

Most common & best for FTC

Buy: Prusa MK4 or P1S

SLA uses lasers to fuse layers of resin together

Great for fine cosmetic parts

SLS uses a laser to sinter powdered plastic to create parts (usually nylon)

Strong but expensive

DMLS (like SLS) sinters powdered metal to create metalic parts

Super strong but crazy $$$

Subtractive Manufacturing: