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What Is the Difference Between FDM and SLA Products?

What is the FDM and SLA technology in the 3D industry?

FDM molding technology is an additive manufacturing technology that uses thermoplastic filament as raw materials to melt, build and solidify according to the required molding shape, which is the most widely used and technology of existing 3D printing.

Stereolithography (SLA or SL; also known as stereolithography apparatus, optical fabrication, photo-solidification, or resin printing) is a form of 3D printing technology used for creating models, prototypes, patterns, and production parts in a layer-by-layer fashion using photochemical processes by which light causes chemical monomers and oligomers to cross-link together to form polymers.

What are the FDM 3D printers in Creality?

Taking the Ender-6 series as an example:

ender-6 3d printer image

 

Why the Creality Ender-6 will be recommended for you?

1. Core-XY Structure:

According to the manufacturer, one of the most distinctive features of the Ender 6 is its speed. Creality has a speed of 150 millimeters per second and a resolution of 0.1 millimeters. This is due to the Core-XY style components, which can achieve an overall higher printing speed. But please note: the speed does not indicate the actual printing result.

2: Optional semi-closed build chamber

The new product of the Ender series is an acrylic case. As far as we know, this is an optional upgrade to Ender 6. A simple mechanical bracket system holds the acrylic wall in place. Since the print head is installed here, the top of the machine is not covered. After completion, the two front doors provide you with space to remove the parts from the printing bed.

3: Ultra Silence Guaranteed by Imported TMC2208 Chip:

Creality Ender-6 is tailor-made using the ultra-quiet TMC motion controller imported from Germany so that the printing process will not produce any noise.

 

What is the Creality SLA 3D printer?

Creality resin 3d

 

The new resin 3D printer is recommended to print the high-precision goods with an 8.9-inch monochrome screen.

1.    Fast printing
The maximum speed of LD-006 during printing is 60mm/h. Well, printing speed is not a deciding factor, it is affected by many factors, but for a monochrome screen, it usually takes 1-4 seconds to cure the layer so that it can reach the finish line quickly.

2.    Stable Z-axis
Based on dual linear slide rails and T-shaped rods, higher precision and smoother surfaces can be achieved.

3.    High Resolution
The clear display of every detail ensures perfect printing without blurring or graininess. 4k resolution -3840x2400dpi; XY axis accuracy -0.05mm.

FDM and SLA: Comparing 3D Printing Technology Print quality and accuracy:

The chance of inaccuracy. The process of forming layers affects the surface quality, the level of accuracy, and the accuracy of each layer, which in turn affects the overall print quality. 

FDM 3D printers form layers by depositing lines of molten material. Through this process, the resolution of the part is determined by the size of the extrusion nozzle, and there are gaps between the circular lines (when the nozzle deposits the circular lines).

As a result, the layers may not fully adhere to each other, the layers are often clearly visible on the surface, and the process lacks the ability to replicate the intricate details that other technologies can provide. 

In SLA 3D printing, the liquid resin is cured by a high-precision laser to form each layer, so that finer details can be obtained, and high-quality results can be reliably obtained repeatedly. Therefore, SLA 3D printing is famous for its excellent functions, smooth surface finish, and final precision and accuracy of parts.

From where can you find the FDM and SLA 3D printer, Here I will share the link with you.

What Is the Difference Between FDM and SLA Products?
2021-03-15

What is the FDM and SLA technology in the 3D industry?

FDM molding technology is an additive manufacturing technology that uses thermoplastic filament as raw materials to melt, build and solidify according to the required molding shape, which is the most widely used and technology of existing 3D printing.

Stereolithography (SLA or SL; also known as stereolithography apparatus, optical fabrication, photo-solidification, or resin printing) is a form of 3D printing technology used for creating models, prototypes, patterns, and production parts in a layer-by-layer fashion using photochemical processes by which light causes chemical monomers and oligomers to cross-link together to form polymers.

What are the FDM 3D printers in Creality?

Taking the Ender-6 series as an example:

ender-6 3d printer image

 

Why the Creality Ender-6 will be recommended for you?

1. Core-XY Structure:

According to the manufacturer, one of the most distinctive features of the Ender 6 is its speed. Creality has a speed of 150 millimeters per second and a resolution of 0.1 millimeters. This is due to the Core-XY style components, which can achieve an overall higher printing speed. But please note: the speed does not indicate the actual printing result.

2: Optional semi-closed build chamber

The new product of the Ender series is an acrylic case. As far as we know, this is an optional upgrade to Ender 6. A simple mechanical bracket system holds the acrylic wall in place. Since the print head is installed here, the top of the machine is not covered. After completion, the two front doors provide you with space to remove the parts from the printing bed.

3: Ultra Silence Guaranteed by Imported TMC2208 Chip:

Creality Ender-6 is tailor-made using the ultra-quiet TMC motion controller imported from Germany so that the printing process will not produce any noise.

What is the Creality SLA 3D printer?

Creality resin 3d

 

The new resin 3D printer is recommended to print the high-precision goods with an 8.9-inch monochrome screen.

1.    Fast printing
The maximum speed of LD-006 during printing is 60mm/h. Well, printing speed is not a deciding factor, it is affected by many factors, but for a monochrome screen, it usually takes 1-4 seconds to cure the layer so that it can reach the finish line quickly.

2.    Stable Z-axis
Based on dual linear slide rails and T-shaped rods, higher precision and smoother surfaces can be achieved.

3.    High Resolution
The clear display of every detail ensures perfect printing without blurring or graininess. 4k resolution -3840x2400dpi; XY axis accuracy -0.05mm.

FDM and SLA: Comparing 3D Printing Technology Print quality and accuracy:

The chance of inaccuracy. The process of forming layers affects the surface quality, the level of accuracy, and the accuracy of each layer, which in turn affects the overall print quality. 

FDM 3D printers form layers by depositing lines of molten material. Through this process, the resolution of the part is determined by the size of the extrusion nozzle, and there are gaps between the circular lines (when the nozzle deposits the circular lines).

As a result, the layers may not fully adhere to each other, the layers are often clearly visible on the surface, and the process lacks the ability to replicate the intricate details that other technologies can provide. 

In SLA 3D printing, the liquid resin is cured by a high-precision laser to form each layer, so that finer details can be obtained, and high-quality results can be reliably obtained repeatedly. Therefore, SLA 3D printing is famous for its excellent functions, smooth surface finish, and final precision and accuracy of parts.

From where can you find the FDM and SLA 3D printer, Here I will share the link with you.

Ender-6: https://creality3d.shop/collections/ender-series-3d-printer/products/creality3d-ender-6-3d-printer

LD006: https://creality3d.shop/collections/ld-series/products/creality3d-ld-006-uv-resin-3d-printer

So, which one is your favorite 3D printer type? Please let us know!
Happy printing