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3D Printers

3D printing is so much more than the latest technology trend, and businesses across a whole host of sectors are realising the benefits that this technology can bring. Evaris is pleased to have added a wide range of 3D printers from a number of leading brands to our product offering.

From entry-level solutions for the smallest of businesses to professional standard products for large corporations, our sleek, effective and high quality range offers something for everyone. Get in touch with our 3D printing experts for more information.

Our 3D Printer Brands

LulzBot

These reliable printers offer exceptional quality results. The brand’s printers are used to make parts for more printers, with over two million production-grade parts and counting.

 

3DGence

Elevate and streamline your desktop 3D printing experience with a full set of connected solutions and services.

 

Flashforge

Provides cost-effective and high-quality 3D printers for all specifications.

 

XYZ Printing

Whatever your specification, whatever your idea, XYZ Printing solutions offer something for everyone with a range of products suiting both beginners and professionals.

 

How does 3D printing work?

3D printing is not as complicated as it might first appear. Users simply start by designing an object on an ordinary PC, which is then connected to a 3D printer - and voila.

The 3D printing process sees an object turned into thousands of tiny slices, which are produced from the bottom upwards in a method known as fused deposition modelling (FDM). These slices bond together to form a solid object. Each individual layer has the potential to be incredibly complex, which means 3D printers can even create moving parts including hinges or wheels.

A typical 3D printer is similar to an inkjet printer, but instead of using ink, which would never build upwards to much volume, the device extrudes layers of molten plastic or powder and fuses them together using adhesive or ultraviolet light.

Most 3D printers use polylactic acid (PLA) filament, which is a type of biodegradable plastic, or a slightly stronger plastic called acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS). Some of the newer filaments utilise nylon, wood or metal-filled plastic. There are several factors that determine the types of filament a printer can use, including the nozzle temperature, the build-platform material and whether the build platform is heated.

 

What are the benefits of 3D printing?

Time to market

Allows ideas to develop faster than ever. With 3D printing, your business can print a concept on the same day it was designed. No need to delay the process.

Lessen Design Risks

Verifying a design before investing in an expensive molding tool takes the strain off you, and mitigates any risks in the design process.

Money saving

3D printing allows the creation of parts or tools at much lower rates than traditional machining.

Personalisation

Standard mass production sees all parts come off the assembly line or out of the mold looking exactly the same, but 3D printing means users can personalise, customise and tweak parts to fit necessary specifications.

Communication Improvements

Describing a product before it is created can lead to a number of issues, but a conceptual picture offers so much more. There is no room for error when you are holding the exact, or a close representation of, the actual product.

3D Printing in Education

3D printing is making waves in education. Teachers, lecturers and other education professionals are no longer restricted in how they illustrate hard-to-grasp concepts, instead having the opportunity to present real-life representations of objects for students to hold.

 

 

3D printing for Prosumers

3D printing is becoming increasingly popular among prosumers, a consumer who buys IT solutions that are of a standard between those aimed at consumers and professionals. These days, substandard technology just isn’t enough for the quality of products some individuals are looking to create for their own needs or small business ventures - and there are a number of options available for this type of consumer.

 

 

Who benefits from 3D printing?

Rapid growth of 3D printing technology means that a host of industries have been able to make the most of its benefits. Here are some of the industries utilising 3D printing for a wide range of purposes:



  • Academic/ Research/ Museums
  • Aerospace/Defence
  • Architecture/ Plant/ Civil Engineering
  • Automotive/ Transportation/Racing
  • Consumer Products (ex. Electronics)
  • Creative/ Animation Services
  • Dental
  • Electronics/Computers/Communications
  • Energy/Utilities
  • Healthcare
  • Heavy Equipment/Construction/Agriculture
  • Industrial Components
  • Jewellery
  • Marine/Ship Construction
  • Mold/Tool/Die/Foundry
  • Print/Scan/Engineering/Service Bureau
  • Robotics

Real life examples of 3D Printing usage

Cake Moulds

3d Printed Feet

3D-printed wheelchair

Get in Touch

Speak to a member of our team today about 3D printing. Whether you’re in research mode or are ready to make a purchase, we’re on hand to assist you. Contact us by calling 0330 124 1245, or click on the chat function to speak to a member of the team now.

View our buying guide & checklist

Almost ready to make a purchase but need to find out more? No worries, our handy buying guide and checklist are full of useful information that will help you to make an informed decision.

The weird and wonderful uses of 3D Printing

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Why Choose Evaris?

  • Comprehensive 3D printing knowledge, gained over many years
  • A desire to educate, advise and open doors for your business with 3D printing
  • Partnerships with the biggest 3D printing brands
  • - Competitive pricing
  • - Unrivalled service