3D Printing- Things to know

3D Printing- Things you should know about

3D Printing-Definition

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- Things to know

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.

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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
  • Cost-effectiveness
  • 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 thisĀ  printing technology are as follows

  • Engineering and Design
  • Consumer products
  • Manufacturing sectors (Prototyping)
  • Medical (R&D as well as Jigs, fixtures for medical toolings)
  • Aerospace
  • Ornaments
  • 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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