There are a variety of very different types of 3D printing technologies, but they all share one core thing in common: they create a three dimensional object creating it layer by successive layer, until the entire object is complete.
Each of these layers is a thinly sliced, horizontal cross-section of the eventual object. Imagine a multi-layer cake, with the baker laying down each layer one at a time until the entire cake is formed. 3D printing is similar, but just a bit more precise than 3D baking.
How does 3D printing work?
3D Printing or Modeling takes digital input from three-dimensional data and creates solid, three-dimensional parts through an additive, layer-by-layer process. Easy to use, affordably priced and compact for the office, 3D Printing or Modeling is used extensively by designers, engineers and hobbyists for concept development and product design to accelerate the design process and reduce the time to market. Using the same process our customers are also creating actual end-use parts and objects such as fittings, crafts, jewelry and many others.
The Future of 3D Printing
This is a disruptive technology of mammoth proportions, with effects on energy use, waste, customization, product availability, art, medicine, construction, the sciences and of course manufacturing. It will change the world as we know it. Before you know it.