Tech Briefs Magazine - July 2021 - 12

What Does Resolution Mean in
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Formlabs high-resolution SLA 3D printers have
high Z-axis resolution and a low minimum feature
size on the XY plane, allowing them to
produce fine details.
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ooking for a high-resolution 3D
printer? Resolution is an often
discussed but
seldom understood
value in the world of 3D
printing and additive manufacturing.
How do XY and Z resolution influence
the quality of your 3D prints? What's
minimum feature size and what
thickness should you choose?
In this article, you'll learn how 3D
printer resolution affects your 3D prints
and how it differs among stereolithography
(SLA), fused deposition modeling
(FDM), and digital
(DLP) printers.
layer
Cellphones, tablets, and anything with a
screen will have its resolution as the lead
on the spec sheet, provided that
something to boast about. But
it's
this is
light processing
Resolution vs. Minimum
Feature Size
Technology has been in a resolution
war for decades. Televisions recently
quadrupled pixel counts from HD to 4K
and are poised to do it again soon to 8K.
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nothing new. Resolution wars have been
waged since digital technology became
popular - and the printing industry was
one of the first battlegrounds.
If you were around in the 1980s and
1990s, you remember Canon, Brother,
HP, Epson, and Lexmark (among others)
battling it out for print speed and
resolution. What started at 100 × 100
dots per inch (DPI) quickly escalated to
300 × 300, then 600 × 600, and finally
the current industry standard of 1200 ×
1200 DPI. Back then, the meaning of
these values was clearly understandable;
even the units made perfect
sense.
Unfortunately, things get more complicated
when you add another dimension
to printing.
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