The following Table summarizes the existing and the innovative direct additive manufacturing/production processes where SLA,DLP, LCD and Inkjet 3D printing technologies are used:

Direct Additive Manufacturing AM of 3D printed products

 3Dresin

Process

Product

Properties

Benefits

Limitations 

3D resins

Direct AM

3D resin objects, optionally filled with functional additives, ceramics, metals, polymers, and exotic  materials

Properties of cured resins/polymers with extra performance provided by additives, ceramics, metals, polymers, and exotic  materials 

Cost effective direct production for short runs of 3D printed materials

Cost effective only for short run productions

Direct printing of sintering ceramics, metals, polymers, and exotic materials

Resin printing, debinding & sintering og ceramics, metals, polymers, and exotic  materials

Sintered ceramics, metals, polymers, and exotic  materials

Properties of sintered technical ceramics, metals, polymers

 

Direct production of short runs of pure ceramic objects

 

Expensive printers, difficult tuning, slower debinding, smaller feature sizes (max.1-3 mm), more microcracking during debinding than Indirect production