3D printing

3D printing which is also known as Additive manufacturing or Stereo lithography is a process of making a three dimensional solid object of almost any shape from a digital model. 3D printing is also considered distinct from traditional machining techniques, which mostly rely on the removal of material by methods such as cutting or drilling (subtractive processes).

The Additive manufacturing used in 3D printing involves laying down successive material and adding material to the object. This makes this process more efficient with almost negligible wastage. While comparatively substractive processes which involves cutting drilling etc is wasteful process.

3D printers are are a type of industrial robots which are capable of carrying out additive manufacturing under computer control.

The advantage of 3D printing is that it converts digital model into real object. Further it have shorter response time , lower cost, better finishing, better durability and better designing.Further 3D printing enables making of fully functional prototype models.

The technology is generally used in the fields of  clothing, eyewear, jewellery, footwear, architecture, engineering and construction (AEC), automotive, aerospace, dental and medical industry, education, geographic information systems, civil engineering, and many others.Nike is one of most famous brand which uses 3D printing in footwear field.

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