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Digital Media Art: 3D Printing

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STL
The most popular 3D printing file format, which represents object surfaces as a series of triangles.
Filament
The base material that's used to 3D print objects via fused deposition modeling.
Extruder
The parts of a 3D printer that controls the of the filament.
Build plate
The surface on which 3D prints are made.
Resolution
The surface quality of a 3D print.
Shells
Outside walls that make up a 3D object.
Infill
The interior support structure of a 3D model.
Supports
Removable scaffolding built to help support 3D printing elements in midair with no material below.
Slicing
The process of converting a 3D model into a printable file.
Print-in-place
A design with parts that can move immediately after printing.
G-code
The language used to instruct your 3D printer to perform operations.
Computer Aided Design (CAD)
Software that enables users to create models in either 2D or 3D formats.
Polylactic Acid (PLA)
A hard, odorless bioplastic made from renewable, starch-based resources for 3D models and prototyping at home.
Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS)
A plastic well-known for its strength and industrial purposes that is impact resistant, very hard, but flexibile.
Additive Manufacturing
The process of building up a three-dimensional object, one thin layer at a time.
Functional Prototype
A near-final model or representation of a product, used to evaluate the form, fit and function of an object.
Rapid Prototyping (RepRap)
Machines which are open-source 3D printers utilizing the fused filament fabrication process.
Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM)
A 3D printing process that extrudes heated thermoplastic material through a computer-controlled print-head nozzle to build parts up layers.
Selective Laser Sintering (SLS)
A 3D printing technology for metallic objects with a powder bed fusion that uses a laser to selectively fuse together layers of powder.
Stereolithographic Apparatus (SLA)
A 3D printing technology that works via a process called vat photopolymerization with objects built in layers.