How do 3D printers work?

It is a question that many people have. Not only those, who have just heard about this technology or those who have just bought their first 3D printer. This is a question that many people who use 3D printers on a daily basis also have.

To begin with, this is not as complicated as many people think. To put it in the simplest way possible,

the printer first heats up the filament (plastic) to about 200 degrees Celsius, after you program it. Then, the printer nozzle puts layer upon layer of the heated plastic, on a platform. Afterwards the plastic quickly congeals. After a few hours which the printing process usually takes, you take out what the printer has just made and enjoy the final result.

The OPrinter

The OPrinter has a few improvements to a traditional 3D printer. Firstly, you can wirelessly manage the printing process and upload your project automatically. Secondly, your printing settings are automatically adjusted. Thirdly, the OPrinter has a store with designs. Finally, the filament is enclosed so that it looks more aesthetically pleasing.

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