3D Printing Technology

What is 3D Printing Technology?

3D Printing Technology is an additive manufacturing process to create a physical object from a 3D design.

For this purpose, a digital 3D model of the desired object is required. The digital model is usually saved in STL format which is then sent to a 3D printer. The object is printed by adding material layer by layer.

 

Why use 3D Printing Technology?

Some of the benefits of 3D Printing are :

Cost Efficient

3D Printing reduces the cost of prototyping as 3D printing does not involve any tools as compared to traditional prototyping techniques. Therefore, 3D printing eliminates the stages of tool production and the associated costs and the prototypes can be manufactured at optimum cost.

Fast

Once a CAD file is finalized, the design is sent to the printer which prints the design with little or no involvement from anyone. On the contrary, traditional prototyping requires tools and machining which may take up to weeks. Also, almost every design is modified a number of times and with 3D printing, generating a prototype for every design is easy and fast.

Customization

With 3D printing, it is easy to customize the products according to your customer’s needs and requirements.

Wide Application

3D printing technology can be used in almost every industry due to the flexibility of printing complex solid objects.