Kreissage Engineering

3D Printing

3D Printing

3D printing uses computer-aided design (CAD) to create three-dimensional objects through a layering method. Sometimes referred to as additive manufacturing, 3D printing involves layering materials, like plastics, composites or bio-materials to create objects that range in shape, size, rigidity and color.

  • PLA
  • PTU
  • ABS

PLA

Pros: Easy to print, wide variety of colors/styles, biodegradable
Cons: Brittle, lackluster mechanical properties

TPU

Pros: Extremely flexible, perfect for parts that bend or compress
Cons: Difficult to print, requires tight filament path and slow print speed

ABS

Pros: High strength, high durability, resistant to high temperatures
Cons: Warps easily, hazardous fumes, requires high-temperature print nozzle