Professional 3D printers are a step above desktop 3D printers and miles ahead of “hobbyist” 3D printers. Professional-level 3D printers are higher-end 3D printers that are designed for use in professional settings and industries such as engineering, manufacturing, architecture, higher education and medical. Professional 3D printers are typically larger (though not always) and more expensive than their desktop counterparts, though many in the professional category can still fit on an engineer’s desk, for example.
Professional 3D printers span a range of additive technologies, including FDM (fused deposition modeling)/FFF (fused filament fabrication), DLP (digital light processing), SLA (stereolithography) and SLS (selective laser sintering). Often using more advanced materials and techniques, these printers can produce larger, more complex and precise 3D printed parts. Metal 3D printing is easily achievable at this level.
Professional 3D printers can create very strong parts, very detailed parts and/or very accurate parts. They are typically faster than desktop 3D printers and often have a larger build volume, which allows the user to create larger parts or many parts at the same time. These printers are used for everything from prototyping to end-use parts and short-production runs. Professional 3D printers are even trusted to produce parts for many high-end, safety-focused applications, such as aerospace parts.
Overall, professional 3D printers are an advanced and powerful tool used for creating more advanced 3D printed parts. They are an essential tool for users who require precision, accuracy, strength and high-quality 3D prints. From the engineer to the university professional, here at Beckatt Solutions we will work with you to understand your applications and recommend a 3D printing solution that best fits your needs. Contact us to learn more about the technologies we offer in the professional 3D printing category.