WHAT IS 3D PRINTING?
3D printing, or “additive manufacturing,” is the process of creating three dimensional solid objects from a digital file plan. 3D printing starts by utilizing software to design the object model, then fabricates the object from layers of materials. Each of these layers appears as a horizontal cross-section of the overall object.
Three dimensional printing can be used to replicate most objects that can be scanned, or create entirely new objects through the digital design process. Over the past two decades, we’ve seen this new technology become a powerful tool for consumer goods manufacturing, medical breakthroughs, architectural design, and so much more. Read the 3D printing infographic below or the interactive lists to the side to see exactly why the possibilities of this application are impressive.