Unattainable Triangle of 3D Printing, or is it?

3D printing brings a ton of advantages in terms of, lower costs involved, lower MOQs, faster delivery, higher accuracy.

But, FDM does not do justice to the quality of the output. SLA, does not do justice to the costs involved. MJF, does not do justice for deliver times.


The answer is simple, just refer to the above image.


Speedy deliveries + Lower costs – Medium Quality: FDM

Speedy deliveries + Higher Quality – Higher costs: SLA

High Quality + Low costs – Time consuming: SLS/MJF


What if you want higher quality + speedy deliveries + Lower costs?


Well that is the unattainable triangle of 3d printing!!


But, we were able to achieve HIGHER QUALITY + DECENT ENOUGH TIMELINE + LOWER COSTS for one particular project for SIRENA TECHNOLOGIES PVT LTS., the wonderful team at sirena had the internal structures ready and they just needed aesthetics for their humanoid, since it was for visual representation with no actual functional movement of the 3D printed parts we went with FDM + post processing.


3D printing timeline – 15 days

Post processing timeline – 10 days (executed parallel)

Delivery Timeline – 20 days

Costs – 50% lower than SLA, 25% lower than MJF

Method – FDM + Post processing

If you are still wondering which 3d printing technology you should go for, kindly reach out to us on 3dprint@swamy.tech or +916360421212

Thank you

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