Why 3D Printing Should Blow You Away

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What is 3D Printing?

3D Printing, also known as Additive Manufacturing, is printing 3D objects from scratch, layer by layer. A model is designed using a CAD(Computer-Aided Design) software and saved in a file format which can be interpreted by the computer (most commonly STL). Next, the file is sliced and sent to the printer to be printed after all sorts of configurations are done. BUT WAIT? What does the printer use to print?

What Can 3D Printing Do?

I guess the better question would be, what can’t 3D printing do? From making your own frame of glasses to printing your own house, applications of 3D printing are endless. We are talking about making things from our imagination, from scratch. Imagine that.

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Where Do We Stand Today?

While the first 3D printer was invented in the 1980s, 3D printing is relatively a new field. Given how much more there is to explore, the benefits and applications of 3D printing still have produced astonishing results. Industries are just getting used to integrating the technology in their fields.

Before You Leave…

I have a surprise for you. You just learned about the incredible power of 3D printing right? Well, it gets better. What if the materials could also transform over time? Jaw-dropping? It's just one dimension better. 4D Printing. That is for another article but I just couldn’t leave without blowing you away yet again.

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Ammar Abbas

Ammar Abbas

Innovator at The Knowledge Society