3D Printing : FDM or Resin?
There are two main sorts of printing, FDM and Resin.
- FDM: Fused Deposition Modelling (hereafter just FDM) uses a long reel of filament (a plastic) which it melts on to a moving table to form a shape.
- Resin Printing: Resin printing is a term applied to LCD, LED, MSLA, SLA and even DLP printing. An Ultraviolet (UV) sensitive liquid is placed in a tray and UV lights shine through it, causing "cured" resin to build up on a plate, forming a shape.
There's lots of reasons for choosing one type of printing over the other, but for me it comes down to one thing - quality.