3D Printing is the process of producing a virtual, 3D designed object by subjecting materials such as polymer, composite, or resin to a thermal or chemical process. The devices performing this process is called 3D printers. Various types of raw materials can be used for the prints.
The most common raw materials for regular use are rigid plastics such as PLA and ABS. There are several types of three-dimensional printers capable of printing in various shapes and techniques. The working principle of the most common types of three-dimensional printers is based on dividing a three-dimensional object prepared on a digital environment into virtual layers and printing each layer on top of one another by casting onto a melted raw material.
With the 3D printing technology, you may create an apparatus that you need,
Print out an object that you scanned via 3D scanner, create a prototype for one of your designs, and even, create your own product.
Supporting the national industry in the field of Additive Manufacturing by launching new machines, FİGES has developed its FLS 200 serial machine, incorporating the leading Laser Galvo Scanners and Actuators, to the extent that it can now compete with the global brands in the field of Additive Manufacturing.
FLS 100 and FLS 200 series use lasers with 250-Watt, 500-Watt, and 1 kW power capacity; and the manufacturing sizes of these machines are 100*100*100 mm, 300*300*300 mm, and 500*500*500 mm. Custom designed for jeweler’s and dental practitioners, FLS 300 series product range include two different machine types capable of manufacturing sizes of 20*20*20 mm and 70*70*70 mm.
Encouraging the national industry in the field of Additive Manufacturing, FIGES aims for 100% domestic production in FLS 100 series. In the meantime, the company positions its machines of FLS 200 series, which incorporate the leading Laser Galvo Scanners and Actuators, among the global leaders in the field of Metal Laser Sintering.
While FLS 100 and FLS 200 series include the machinery oriented at industrial purposes with similar sizes and laser powers, FLS 300 series, on the other hand, includes the machinery designed for desktop and personal use.
The first 3D printer technology was developed in 1984 by Charless Hull. A new industry was appeared with the foundation of the first 3D printing company in 1986, named 3D Systems. As this technology was rapidly advanced during the 90s, the first colored print was created in the United States.
In 2005, launched the RepRap project, which released the first open-source printers capable of prototyping their own parts in 2007; thus, the 3D printers arrived at our homes.
The purpose of this initiative was to reduce costs and popularize the use of this technology. Today, we can see how much has been achieved.
The 3D Printers work based on a production method called “additive manufacturing.” Although it is possible to use various raw materials for printing, the most common material is a type of thermoplastic called “filament.”