3D Printing is also known as Additive Manufacturing (AM), it used to create a three-dimensional solid objects from a digital file. 3D Printing is the opposite of Subtractive Manufacturing which is cutting out
3D Printing is also known as Additive Manufacturing (AM), it used to create a three-dimensional solid objects from a digital file.
3D Printing is the opposite of Subtractive Manufacturing which is cutting out and hollowing out a piece of metal or plastic with for instance a milling machine.
The term “3D Printing” referred to a process that deposits a binder material onto a powder bed with inkjet printer heads layer by layer.
There are different 3D Printing Technologies and materials we can print with the same principle: ‘A Digital Model is turned into a solid Three-Dimensional physical object by adding material layer by layer’.
A Brief History of 3D Printing
3D Printing is not as new ‘futuristic’ concept. It has been around for more than 30 years.
The First 3D Printing are granted to Dr.Kodama for his development of a rapid prototyping technique in 1980.
Later, Charles Hull was interested in this technology and deposited a first patent for Stereolithography (SLA) in 1986. He founded the 3D systems corporation and a year later, he released the SLA-1.
In 1988, at the University of Texas, Carl Deckard brought a patent for the Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) Technology, Another 3D Printing in which powder grains are fused together locally by a laser.
In mean time, Scott Crump filed a patent for Fused Deposition Modelling (FDM). It is the Third of the main 3D printing Technologies.
In 2009, when the FDM patents expired, 3D Printing became such a hot topic that it was easy to believe it was abrand new innovation.
We at NEXAMS, a Bangalore based 3D Printing Services Company, using SLS, FDM, SLA, DLMS and Polyjet machines to produce precise, strong and great value parts for all of your rapid prototyping requirements.