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Busting 3D Printing Myths About Speed and Accuracy

3DP revolutionalized some sectors of manufacturing – but the 3DP industry sometimes propagates myths. Let’s puncture those myths.

Let’s take a look at some of the speed and accuracy claims regarding 3D printing. In this video, Robert Lent, VP and founder at Vision Miner, and Cole McHone, an additive engineer at Vision Miner examine the hype versus the reality.

Your printer says it goes 300 mm/s but does it actually reach that speed and how often does it hit the claimed speed? Lent and McHone break down what exactly these two terms mean and how you should take both speed and accuracy with a grain of salt when looking at printer specs.


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