What is 3D Printing?

What is 3D Printing?

From earlier articles, you may have read and if you haven’t please take a moment to read as well, you can learn about some printing methods that are used with solvent inks like the products we sell at our company. Of course, there are many other ways to print as well. Today the main focus of the discussion will be the printing method of 3D printing. While 3D printing seems like it is now just becoming popular in the world and in many specific industries, the process of 3D printing has been around for years just used in different ways than it is now.

What is 3D printing?

In simplest terms, it is a form of printing in which through a program on a computer you construct what you wish to be printed, and through a machine, it constructs and prints the 3D image you created on your system or device. In the past, the items that were printed were very simplistic items, different from the options there are to choose from today and all the industries in it are implemented in.

Uses for 3D Printing

Some professions in which you would use 3D printing are:

  • Engineering
  • Architecture
  • Art
  • Medical
  • Education (College Level)

Implementing 3D printing into these professions is crucial due to being able to print something to a certain scale or size such as prosthetics and implants in medicine. It could also be scaling out a model or building piece. The opportunities in 3D printing are endless as new technologies begin to innovate the field and pave the ways for new professions and industries to find a use for it as well.

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