Eezitec's CTO, David Rodriguez, explains the basic process of 3D printing and how to get your idea printed into a tangible object. 

Filament is what's used for 3D printing. Without filament, no 3D models would cease to exist. Filament is the lifeblood of 3D models and is ubiquitous within 3D printing. ABS and PLA filaments are great starting points but there are many types of filament of filament.

FDM? Fused Deposition Modeling? What does that mean? FDM is the current standard for 3D printing and along with ABS and PLA, is a foundational start for 3D printing. 

Digital Computer Aided Design (CAD) 3D models are created even before we see 3D printed objects extrude through the hot nozzle.

We had the opportunity to teach the fundamentals of 3D printing with General Assembly. Look forward to many more workshops we will be teaching.

There are only two things in life for which we are truly unprepared for. Twins. Twin extruders increase printing efficiency and lets you use two different types of color filament.

Stereolitography (SLA or SL; also known as optical fabrication, photo-solidification, solid free-form fabrication, solid imaging and Resin printing) is an additive manufacturing or 3D printing technology used for producing models, prototypes, patterns, and production parts up one layer at a time by curing a photo-reactive resin with a UV laser or another similar power source.

Many different technologies can be used to build these 3D-scanning devices; each technology comes with its own limitations, advantages and costs. Many limitations in the kind of objects that can be digitised are still present, for example, optical technologies encounter many difficulties with shiny, mirroring or transparent objects. For example, industrial computed tomography scanning can be used to construct digital 3D models, applying non-destructive testing. A 3D scanner is a device that analyses a real-world object or environment to collect data on its shape and possibly its appearance (e.g. colour). The collected data can then be used to construct digital three-dimensional models.