Fused deposition modeling (FDM) and stereolithography (SLA) 3D printing techniques have been adapted and refined for the desktop, making them more affordable, easier to use, and more capable.
Classroom adoption of 3D printing has accelerated as educational institutions look to bring real-world experiences to the learning environment. Students can now use the same machines as major firms like New Balance, who are using 3D printers to create high-performance athletic shoes. 3D printing has also found its way into career & technical education programs, being used to teach 3D design and CAD skills.
In this white paper, you will learn how the two technologies compare in terms of print quality, materials, applications, workflow, speed, costs, and more to help you decide which technique is ideal for your classroom or maker space.
Throughout this white paper, you’ll learn about:
- What is Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) 3D Printing?
- What is Stereolithography (SLA) 3D Printing?
- 3D Printing in Education
- Comparing FDM and SLA 3D Printing Technologies