Folks often approach our team at 3DChimera with only an idea or a drawing of the product they want made. That drawing may be on the back of a napkin or a CAD rendering. The next step in the design process is to see the idea in real life: to hold something physical in their hands. This is the prototype stage.
So how can 3D Printing, 3D CAD and 3DChimera reduce prototyping costs for our afore-mentioned folks?
When you are searching for a new SLS 3D printer, it only makes sense to consider all of the options available on the market. At the moment, the two leaders in affordable SLS 3D printing are Sintratec and Sinterit. With names this close, it is not surprising when we find customers confused between the two brands.
If you have been watching the 3D printing industry at all over the last year, you could not miss the appearance of HP in the 3D printing market. Frankly, the quality and surface finish on thesep arts is fantastic. There is a drawback though...the machines are super expensive (think north of $100k) and the parts printed as a service are not a bargain either, as most service bureaus are charging a premium for access to this new printer.
SLS (Selective Laser Sintering) 3D Printers have been available for years, but typically command huge price tags in the $100k-250k range. With that introduction of Desktop SLS 3D printing, a new era of 3D printing capabilities is upon us, for a price tag less than $6k.