Many people look at the Sintratec Kit and believe the build volume is too small for their application. It’s true that the recommended 90 x 90 x 110 mm build volume would be too small to print many kinds of tall parts. However, there are still ways to print large parts on the Sintratec Kit!
As with all manufacturing processes, you will come across some limitations in terms of what designs are suitable for 3D printing. That being said, we are capable of printing extremely complex geometries that no other process could. As long as we keep our designs within these constraints, we can start to see some pretty incredible parts.
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Composites are a new class of 3D printing materials where polymers are mixed with reinforcing fibers. Typically, these materials consist of a robust polymer base (like Nylon, PETG or ABS), which are then reinforced with chopped fibers (usually carbon fiber, glass fibers or even kevlar fibers).
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.
There are many characteristics to consider when optimizing for strength. Obviously, this is highly dependent upon the material properties of your filament. It is also highly dependent on the number of shells in the part, the infill shape, and the infill density.