Things to Know Before Getting Started with 3D Printing

3D printing is the cutting-edge technology in printing. It allows you to build a three-dimensional object with automation by adding material instead of taking taking it away from a big chunk, like sculpting.

If you are someone looking to get started with 3D printing, you have come to the right place! Today we will take a journey through some amazing tips you should think about before getting started.

So, without any further ado, let’s dive right in!

Price Does Not Equal Quality

With most products, the cheaper options usually do not perform as well as their expensive counterparts. But when it comes to 3D printers, it’s not quite that simple.

The overwhelming popularity of 3D printers has put the manufacturers in a competition to make the best quality product. As a result, we quite often come face to face with some of the highest quality printers at  competitive prices.

 Prusa Printer

 

So, when it comes to 3D printers, look at reviews and opt for the one with higher quality instead of buying the most expensive one to ensure you are buying the right printer for your need. We have used many printers including Prusa, Creality, and Anycubic

 

PLA is KingBlack PLA

When it comes to 3D printing material, it doesn’t get any better than PLA. It is affordable, relatively easy to handle and is a complete winner when it comes to compatibility. PLA is also one of the most consumed bi-plastic at this point in time.

 What makes PLA so popular is its sustainability. It is usually made from biodegradable materials and can be produced from resources like corn, sugar cane, etc.

 We have a wide variety here at FILAfi, check out some of our best sellers here

Invest in a Good Print Bed

It may come as a surprise, but which print bed you use makes a massive difference when it comes to the quality of your final product. You always want to make sure that your first printed layer provides a solid foundation which you can gradually build upon. To make sure of that, you need a good print bed.

Uneven levelling and print adhesion are some of the most common issues when it comes to a low-quality print bed. Make sure to invest your time in finding a good quality print bed that is compatible with your printer to ensure a better experience with 3D printing.

 

metal frame printer

 

Safety Comes First

No matter how fun tweaking your brand new 3D printer can be, safety should always be your number one priority. Here are some of the best 3D printer safety tips that will keep you away from any potential harms.

  1. Opt for a 3D printer enclosure. You can find plenty of fireproof and dustproof enclosures for both the safety of you and your printer
  2. Work in a properly ventilated room
  3. Keep your 3D printer away from children and hazards at all times as they tend to get really hot while in use

These might sound scary, but as long as you are following these safety tips, you are good to go. They are as safe as any other household appliance you use everyday.

This ends our journey of the things you should know before getting started with 3d printing. It is an amazing field or hobby to get into so, get your printer and start creating!

Check back to the FILAfi blog for more tips and tricks of 3D printing.

Happy Printing!