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Calling All FDM Users: Get up to $525 off the Form 3

October 30, 2019

Calling All FDM Users: Get up to $525 off the Form 3

 

Grow Your 3D Printing Capabilities

Many businesses use both FDM and SLA machines alongside one another. This opens access to a wider range of applications supported by low-cost rapid prototyping, high quality, functional parts, and comprehensive material formulations. As an FDM user, we're giving you up to $525 off the Form 3 to expand your fleet.

Here’s how you can save up to $525 off the Form 3 or Form 3L or a free liter of Draft Resin:

  1. Verify Your FDM Machine
    Submit information about your FDM machine directly into the form below. You’ll want to have information such as Model, Make, and Serial Name on-hand. 
  2. Find Out What You Qualify For
    One of our Sales Specialists will be in touch shortly to help you redeem either a free liter of Draft Resin or $525 off the Form 3 or Form 3L. 
  3. Purchase by December 24th, 2019
    Your $525 discount is only valid until December 24th, so be sure to participate to expand your 3D printing capabilities before it expires.

Verify your FDM Machine

 

 

Advantages of Using FDM and SLA Together

Improved Surface Finish

SLA is a great option for highly detailed prototypes requiring tight tolerances and smooth surfaces, such as molds, patterns, and functional parts. SLA  is widely used in a range of industries from engineering and product design to manufacturing, dentistry, jewelry, model making, and education and is known for its fine features, smooth surface finish, ultimate part precision, and accuracy.

Access to Applications and Increased Material Selection

FDM 3D printers work with a range of standard thermoplastics, such as ABS, PLA, and their various blends. Engineering materials, such as Nylon, PETG, PA, or TPU and high-performance thermoplastics like PEEK or PEI are also available, but often limited to selected professional FDM printers that support them.

SLA resins have the benefit of a wide range of formulation configurations: materials can be soft or hard, heavily filled with materials like glass and ceramic, or imbued with mechanical properties like high heat deflection temperature or impact resistance. Various resin formulations offer a wide range of optical, mechanical, and thermal properties to match those of standard, engineering, and industrial thermoplastics.

Faster Speed Increases Throughput

FDM machines can print with thicker layers and generally use a lower infill which results in fast 3D prints. FDM also has fewer post-processing steps for simple parts. Depending on the project, this means that prints are ready to use soon after they have finished. This is ideal for applications like rapid prototyping, where it allows users to quickly evaluate success and move on to another print or project.

LFS printing materials such as Draft Resin prints up to 40% faster than FDM 3D printers. With a 300-micron layer height, Draft Resin is accurate enough to meet prototyping needs while enabling faster design iterations. Models that take up the entire build volume of an LFS printer can take up to 20 hours to print in standard materials and may require printing overnight. Printing the same part at 300-micron layers with Draft Resin takes less than six hours.





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