3D Printing - "It's all about design and quality output. Not how fast the printer can run."
The picture displays why a resin DLP printer was added to my workshop. This tiny flower is printed at a 35um layer height.
My intention is to use items like this, printed in castable resin, for my lost wax jewelry creations. The size and detail can not be created (by me) using hand carving wax or with my CNC wax milling machines. The part shown is not castable resin. It is only my third part to be made on my D7 printer and the first at 35um.
The process is far more complicated (and messy) than filament (FDM) 3D printer. The printer does not replace or is any better to use for the things I make with FDM. What it does is let me be creative in my silver casting and by permitting me use of some of my work in 3D CAD I was producing for my CNC wax milling. With 3D printing, I can create designs that could not be machined in three or four axis milling. The flower is an example.