3D Printing

What exactly is 3D printing? How do 3D printers work?

The technology behind 3D printing has made some major advances in the past 5 years. Many major industries including manufacturing, medical, dental, automotive, and even weaponry have utilized some form of 3D printing. The demand is getting bigger and bigger every year.

3D printing, also known as “additive manufacturing” is actually fairly simple to explain. The 3D printer takes a digital 3D model and uses that file to create an actual three dimensional object. The final product is solid 3D object that is “printed” using multiple layers of filament, usually plastic or metal.

Home 3D printers and industrial 3D printing machines use STI (STereoLithography) format as the standard file type for the digital model. Using CAD software, you can simply create exactly what you want your object to look like, then upload your STI file and let the machine go to work.

3D Printed Object

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