3D Printing is a process of generating a three dimensional solid objects from a digital file.
3 Dimensional Printing is also known as additive manufacturing.
3D Printing History
Who invented 3D Printer
Chuck Hull is an American engineer who invented 3 Dimension printing.
Hull created the first 3D printer in 1983.
Furthermore, you can read CNN interview with Chuck Hull, The inventor of 3-D Printer.
The stepping stone to SLA was through an additive process by a was the Japanese inventor Hideo Kodama in 1981. He made a product that used UV lights to harden polymers (Thermoset Polymer) to create a solid object.
3D Printing Process
For an easy understanding, Imagine an inkjet printer connected to your computer.
Similarly, a 3D printer also functions in the same way.
It uses a molten plastic extruded through a small nozzle.
Some use powder and fuse it and bond with the help of adhesive or UV light.
How does 3D printer work?
- A 3D printer basically works by extruding molten plastic through a very small nozzle.
- The movement of the nozzle is controlled by a computer so precisely.
- Printing is done layer by layer.
Advantages of 3D Printing
Some benefits/ advantages of this technology are as under
- Better quality
- Faster production
- Easy accessibility
- Complex shapes can be easily created
- Limited scraps
Application of 3D Printings
Three-dimension printing applications are not at all limited.
It has served more sectors with its technology.
Some of the industries which are benefit by this printing technology are as follows
- Engineering and Design
- Consumer products
- Manufacturing sectors (Prototyping)
- Medical (R&D as well as Jigs, fixtures for medical toolings)
- Architectural designs
- Games and Entertainments and much more..
3D Printing Youtube Video
Here is a youtube video showing the 5 Amazing Three-dimensional Printing machines.
3D Printed House
3D printed homes are a new trend in the construction field.
Surprisingly, It would cost around $10,000 to build a 350 sqft home.
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