Written by: on May 5, 2016 @ 4:48 pm

 

What is 3-D Printing?

3D printing, also known as Additive Manufacturing, is a process of making three dimensional solid objects from a digital file.

How Does 3-D Printing Work?

From a digital file, a 3D object is created by laying down successive layers of material until the entire object is produced. 3D Printers can use a wide range of materials, including plastics, resins, metals, ceramics and more.

3D Printer- Image Source: Pixabay.com

 

How is 3-D Printing Currently Being Used?

From at-home repairs to medical to ecological developments, 3D Printing has an undeniably wide range of possibilities for which it can be used and could profoundly change our world.

3D Printed Prosthetic- Image Source: Pixabay.com

 

Aviation companies like Airbus are now producing thousands of cheap, light-weight parts for their jets with 3D printing. Medical professionals can quickly produce molded casts and prostheses for their patients.

 

 

 

To learn more about the advances of 3D Printing please watch this short video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X5AZzOw7FwA

 

Resources:

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X5AZzOw7FwA

http://www.3dprinterhelp.co.uk/what-materials-do-3d-printers-use/

http://3dprinting.com/what-is-3d-printing/

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