We’ve been experimenting in 3D Print to create some cool characters for our product line and soon we’ll post more about what we’ve learned. 🙂
SLA ( stereolithography apparatus ) or Resin printing preliminary result, the method is time consuming because of the many extra steps needed to be taken after the initial resin hardening is done, but the detail level seems worth it ( layer height of ca. 0,01mm ).
FDM ( Fused Deposition Modeling ) often called PLA ( polylactic acid / bio plastic ) printing is easier to handle, since it’s pretty much done once the printer is done, but the support can be hard to remove without hurting the print, so often it is easier to seperate the print into several pieces and glue them together afterwards. FDM printing is relatively rough ( layer height min is 0,1mm ) so this printing technology is not for very fine detail.