Your 3D printing Specialist.
MTB3D has been founded in 2014 and concerned about offering 3D Printing services. Our focus is on personal contact, and making customized prices for every project.
Below you can find a total view of the different printing techniques, which are elaborated below the table.
|SLA (resin printers)||FDM(filament 3D printers)|
|Possible layer heights||25 -160 micron||100 – 400 micron|
|Surface Finish||Very smooth, alhough support poitns are visable||faily smooth, can be rough where support has been printed|
|Possible Materials||Standard/ Flexibel/ Tough/ Durable/ High temp/ Etc.||PLA/ PETG/ TPU/ ABS/ Etc.|
|Colors standard material||Black/ Grey/ White/ Clear||26 different colors|
|Costs||Medium – high||Low – medium|
|Speed||Average||Averga – fast|
We have a lot of experience using 3D printers. As the printers we use are for SLA, the formlabs, and for FDM printing we use the Ultimaker, Prusa MK3s and Creality S5. We love to help you choose between the printing techniques which suite your project the best.
SLA is a 3D printing technique which uses a resin-tub, the tub is clear on the bottom so the laser can cure the resin. The so called resin will cure when it gets in contact with U-V light, the laser. The printing area is well shielded form outside light sources, so normal light won’t interfere with the print. The SLA printer has a resin tank that has a clear bottom, so the UV-laser can shine on the bottom of the tank to cure the parts that need to be printed. That way a high accuracy can be achieved, and different types of resin can be used.
FDM printing technique uses a plastic wire (filament), this thread will be heated by the nozzle of the printhead and pushed through the nozzle. This happens at around 220 C. The nozzle moves in an X-Y-Z frame so the printhead will putdown layer by layer, that way you can build up a full 3D model. The accuracy (quality) depends on what type of nozzle is used. Usually this is a 0,4mm nozzle. FDM is less accurate then SLA printing, but is a lot cheaper in materials. Some parts or shapes, are better suited to be printed on a SLA printer or a FDM printer. It can happen that FDM has a better surface finish or overall quality than SLA prints.
For FDM and SLA there are many different materials available.
Standard material, which almost all of our printers print with daily. The material is made from Corn-oil and therefore bio degradable.
If PLA isn’t sufficient, PETG is more resistant to water and is slightly more tough.
|FDM||ABS||~10 Colors||ABS is used a lot in the industry because it’s traditionally used a lot. It’s propperties aren’t perfect for FDM 3D printing due to the toxic fumes, and since there are other material avaiable, we don’t offer ABS printing any more.|
|FDM||TPU||5 Colors||TPU can be printen with FDM techniques in multiple shore hardnesses.|
|1 colour||We can print a variaty in engineering materias like PC, PA, POM, PEEK, do contact us for the possibilities.|
|FDM||Blends||10+ colours||There are many blends with estathical apperances like marble/ woodfill and metalfill.|
|SLA||Standaard||Black grey clear white||The standard material is avaiable in these 4 colors, for large quantities colors can be specially made.|
|SLA||Tough||Transparant blue||This material has similar properties like ABS palstic and is more tough than standard material.|
|SLA||Flexible||Black||This material is flexible like TPU and is only avaiable in black.|
|SLA||Durable||Natural||This material has Poly-Propylene like material features, and can be used for various engineering purposes..|
|SLA||High Temp||Natural||This material can withstand temperatures of 238 degrees.|
|SLA||Engineering||All formlabs materials can be printed, ask for the possibilities|