3D Printing & it’s Achilles Heels – Part 1

FDM 3D Printing is a common way to prototype. It’s quick, clean, and gets parts in your hands in a matter of hours… but what can you really do with it?

In the following series of posts, I will discuss the different design elements that go into using 3D printed parts for prototype development. Here is what will be included:

  1. Design Applications
  2. Material Types… Especially for ESD Compliance
  3. The Printing Process & its Achilles Heels
  4. Printing Large Parts
  5. Designing for Machined Post Operations
  6. Getting Holes Right
  7. Modifying Parts to Increase Strength
  8. Part Identification

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