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Applications of 3D printing

3D printing (3DP) is a rapid prototyping technology, also known as additive manufacturing, which is a technology that uses a digital model file as the basis for constructing an object by printing layer by layer using an adhesive material such as powdered metal or plastic.

3D printing is usually achieved using digital technology material printers, often used in mold making, industrial design and other fields to create models, and then gradually used in the direct manufacturing of some products, there have been parts printed using this technology. The technology has applications in jewelry, footwear, industrial design, architecture, engineering and construction (AEC), automotive, aerospace, dental and medical industries, education, GIS, civil engineering, firearms, and other fields.

The advantages of 3D printing are:

1. Unlimited design space, 3D printers can break through traditional manufacturing techniques and open up a huge design space.

2. No additional cost for manufacturing complex items.

3. No assembly is required, eliminating the need for assembly and shortening the supply chain, which saves labor and transportation costs.

4. Product diversification does not increase costs.

5. Zero-skill manufacturing. 3D printers can obtain various instructions from design documents, requiring less operational skills than injection molding machines.

6. Zero time delivery.

7. Less waste by-products.

8. Unlimited combinations of materials.

9. Space-less, mobile manufacturing.

10. Precise solid replication, etc.

Post time: Dec-16-2022