3D printing is an additive manufacturing that let people to create an object by adding material layer by layer.
In order to print something you need to develop a 3D model. You can use modeling software, for example Blender or for beginners you can start with Tinkercad, to create your own designs or you can use a 3D scanner to scan what you want to be printed. The simplest way is to enter the 3D modelling site you are interested in and download your favorite model that other people have already constructed.
Once you have finished with design it is time to send digital form to the printer using USB or some specialized programs. Desktop 3D printers use plastic filaments that are melted in the print head, which extrude the material onto the special plate. This way the object begins to be formed. It is a very simple explanation, because this technique totally depends on the things you are going to 3D print.
3D printers can be used not only at manufacturing enterprises, but also at home. So when you have already decided to buy this kind of printer you should pay much more attention to such brands as:
- 3D systems,
We would like to emphasize that these are not only time-tested, but also of good quality and acceptable price.
Also according to Wohler Associates’s data we can find out that the leading places in the production of such printers for large corporations are taken by the USA, Japan, Germany and China.
The most astonishing models for industrial production are
- Каmer Маker,
- Sciаkу’s ЕВАМ 300.
The advantages of 3D printings technology attract people from all over the world by:
- lower costs,
- the high speed of printing,
- forming complex geometric shapes,
- it is a very cool idea for minimizing environmental pollution, as this method is based on waste-free production.
In view of the foregoing, it becomes clear that every year technologies become more and more advanced, even in the field of 3D printing, therefore we are looking forward to new products that may appear on the market in the near future. Designers, engineers are up to use this novelty in different spheres like creating complex parts for machines, airplanes, in medicine to make internal organs, in food industry, in construction or to produce weapon components and so on.
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