V-Z

Vapour Smoothing
This is a process used to smooth out the surface of a 3D printed model by vaporising a solvent and then allowing to condense on the surface of the model -...
Fri, 15 May, 2015 at 4:29 PM
Viscosity
Viscosity is a property of fluids determining it's resistance to flow. The higher the viscosity, the more difficult a material will be to extrude or ...
Fri, 15 May, 2015 at 4:30 PM
Warp
A print defect caused by uneven cooling of the part, particularly severe in certain materials such as PP, HDPE and ABS. The enclosed build chamber of Robo...
Thu, 14 May, 2015 at 4:45 PM
‘Watertight’
See Manifold
Fri, 15 May, 2015 at 4:31 PM
WPC
Wood Polymer Composite - a composite material produced from wood ‘flour’ and a thermoplastic. Can be used for printing ‘wood like’ objects.
Fri, 15 May, 2015 at 4:32 PM
X Carriage
The X carriage contains the HeadLock™ system for attaching different print heads and moves left to right along the X rails.
Thu, 14 May, 2015 at 4:28 PM
Y Axis
This is the axis which controls the motion of the bed forwards and backwards along the Y rail, driven by a belt and pulley system.
Thu, 14 May, 2015 at 4:26 PM
Z Axis
This is the axis which controls the motion of the gantry up and down along the Z rail, driven by leadscrew.
Thu, 14 May, 2015 at 4:26 PM
Z Carriage
These are the plastic housings which hold the X rails perpendicular to the Z axis and form the two sides of the gantry.
Thu, 14 May, 2015 at 4:25 PM