In Pictures: 3D printing - How does it really work?

Here are the nine most common 3D printer technologies

Featured Printer: Formiga P110 Company/Founders: EOS GmbH Electro Optical Systems founded by Dr. Hans J. Langer, Dr. Hans Steinbichler

Printer Cost: Base price: $175,000 + costs for the material you will process

Software: EOS RP Tools (optional); Desktop PSW; CAD interface = STL (optional: converter to all common formats)

Operating Systems: Linux-based; GUI/controller with touch-screen software

Connectivity: Network Ethernet

Formiga Materials: PA 2200 (PA 12 unfilled), PA 2105 (PA 12 for dental models), PA 2201 (PA 12 natural unfilled), PA 3200 GF (PA 12 glass-filled), PrimePart PLUS (economic PA 12 unfilled), Alumide (aluminium-filled PA 12), PrimeCast 101 (Polystyrene), PA 1101 (PA 11 natural unfilled)

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