A Comparison of Transparent AM Materials

Creating perfectly transparent products is rather difficult with 3D printing. Several materials and technologies are available on the market. But what are the differences between these technologies and what does your product look like after printing?

The image shows that there are different gradients of transparency. From the left to the right different 3D printing technologies are displayed: Printoptical Technology, Stereolithography (SLA), Multi Jet Modeling (MJM) and Polyjet printing. Transparent 3D printing is difficult to achieve and with most of the used technologies layers are inevitable.

What are suitable 3D printing technologies for transparent 3D printing?
As a showcase example different reference samples of a variety of additive manufacturing services were ordered. The image displays products of several 3D printing services which manufacture transparent 3D printed products. … (read more)

Source: Engineering.com