|Technology||FDM||DUP||DLP & SLA||MJ & Polyjet||SLS||SLM & DMLS|
|Tip||An affordable way to get rough prototypes, educational and hobby projects.||Budget friendly printing with resins, great for figurines, minis and scale models.||High-precision resin printing for medical applications and jewelry master models.||High-definition resin printing with multiple materials and color support. Provides accurate structure, texture and visual appearance.||Works best for low batch productions, snap-fit prototypes and mechanical parts.||Produces metal parts and components, suitable for replacements and rapid metal prototypes.|
|Average turnaround* (including shipping)||4 days||8 days||10 days||10 days||10 days||15 days|
|How it works||Produces objects from string plastic or rubber, which is heated and extruded through a nozzle to form an object from the bottom up.||Uses LED lights and a masking screen to selectively cure UV resins. While similar to stereolithography, LED-based 3D printers are more prone to voxelization, resulting in parts with more visible layers. On the bright side, DUP printing is much quicker than common SLA.||With a more powerful and precise light source (projector in DLP and a laser in SLA) these technologies are more accurate and smooth.||Operates several nozzles to drop mix and combine UV resins with each layer instantly cured by the source on the printing head.||Using a laser fuses plastic powder grains layer by layer. This technology is most cost-efficient when many parts are nested and printed in one run. Parts are recommended to be post-processed or coated as they are highly porous.||Like SLS, uses a laser, however, not just sinters the powder grains but melts them together. This method allows getting complex metal parts and even pieces from precious metals.|
|Compatible materials||100+ Plastics, rubbers, polyesters, polyamides, exotic and engineering composites||UV & Daylight Resins, Castable, Tough, Flexible types||UV Resins, Engineering, Dental, Medical, Castable and Flexible types||UV Resins, Wide range of properties available through combinations, matte & glossy finish possible||Polyamides, Rubbers and Nylon-based composites with special properties (esd-safe, medical, etc)||Metals|
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