3D Printing

RA Global offers 3D Printing and Prototyping service to turn your designs into reality. We 3D print for businesses or individuals who can benefit from the 3D printing process.

What is FDM?

The most widely used 3D printing system in the world; Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) provides unmatched reliability, repeatability, and material options. Ranging from inexpensive prototyping materials like ABS and PLA, up to engineering and high-performance 3D printing materials like Polycarbonate, Nylon, Carbon Fiber, and ULTEM. FDM is the most versatile and commonly requested service at RA Global

What is SLS?

Selective laser sintering (SLS) is an additive manufacturing (AM) technique that uses a laser as the power source to sinter powdered material (typically Nylon or Polyamide), aiming the laser automatically at points in space defined by a 3D model, binding the material together to create a solid structure.

What is SLA?

The oldest 3D printing technology is SLA, an abbreviation for stereolithography. Typically, 3D printers that use this method use a liquid resin that becomes solid when exposed to the light from a UV laser.

The laser is controlled using motors and mirrors to trace out the cross-sections of objects in layers. These layers stack on top of one another to create the desired object. In its most common configuration, objects are built upside-down, as the build plate moves up and “pulls” the object out of a pool of resin.

 

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