FDM in a nutshell
FDM 3D Printers are very simple machines, what amount to a hot glue gun attached to a robot sliding around a platform, squeezing out molten plastic in a pattern to produce an object. The biggest benefit to this technology is the low cost of materials and the wide range of available plastics. If you are looking for something usable but not super detailed, this is the technology for you.
FDM printers are useful for car interior parts, workshop organizers, fidget spinners, custom electronic casing, and other low-detail work.
MSLA for dummies
MSLA printers use a vat of plastic goo (ultraviolet reacting polymer resin) and a UV LCD screen to flash lights at the goo vat to produce the model. The benefit is you can get some very detailed prints faster than FDM printers, but the material costs are higher, and the variety of materials are more limited. MSLA is great for artistic models, jewelry casting, mold making, and other fine detail work.
Our current printer inventory includes both Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) and Masked Stereolithography Apparatus (MSLA).
I'm happy to discuss and detail your idea or concept, and can provide you with a clear picture of expectations, for any size project and any use case. I have a long history of working in additive manufacturing, and can also recommend options outside of my current machine capabilities, as well as contacts in the industry should you require them. I'm very passionate about what I do, I'm always looking for projects to get involved with, and I love talking to people about the technology. Lets grab a coffee, and have a chat!
The best place to start is via email. firstname.lastname@example.org