Customizable objects from plastic dollhouse furniture to medical prosthetics can now be designed and printed out by almost anyone at the press of a button, and is going to lead to an 'explosion of new stuff,' predicts author Chris Anderson.
President Obama Sees 3D Printed Future The White House has announced a new program to create three new manufacturing innovation institutes, funding it with $200 million from the Department of Defense, Department of Energy, Department of Commerce,...
Amsterdam is getting ready for the first 3D printing exposition ever. The initiative comes from a bunch of creative entrepreneurs with a passion for 3D printing. Do you want to find out more about the mystic world of 3D printing?
Additive manufacturing or 3D printing is a process of making a three-dimensional solid object of virtually any shape from a digital model. 3D printing is achieved using an additive process, where successive layers of material are laid down in different shapes. 3D printing is considered distinct from traditional machining techniques, which mostly rely on the removal of material by methods such as cutting or drilling (subtractive processes).
A materials printer usually performs 3D printing processes using digital technology. Since the start of the twenty-first century there has been a large growth in the sales of these machines, and their price has dropped substantially.
The technology is used in jewelry, footwear, industrial design, architecture, engineering and construction (AEC), automotive, aerospace, dental and medical industries, education, geographic information systems, civil engineering, and many other fields.
Based on the current prices of 3D printers and the spooled filaments that they consume, a busy maker could spend more on filament in a year than what was spent on the printer. That’s why there have been several filament extruders developed recently.
Wereldwijd netwerk 3D-printers start in Amsterdam Bright Een 3D-printer in elke straat en een platform om ze te delen: meer is er volgens 3D Hubs niet nodig om op een duurzame en goedkopere manier te produceren.