When thinking of 3D printing or what we formally called additive manufacturing processes, people normally find more questions than answers. How does it work? How is it possible to get a precise representation of the figure wanted? Can it be duplicated? What are the differences between 3D printing and ordinary methods of manufacturing? Let’s start by answering the two questions people ask the most. How does it work and how is it possible to get a precise representation of the figure wanted?
It all starts by making a virtual design of the object you want to create. This virtual design is made using a variety of 3D modeling programs (for the creation of a totally new object). As much as this software might sound complicated and tedious to work with, the fast progress in technology has allowed this software to become more user friendly. Different materials require different 3D printing systems. One of the most common software is called stereolithography (SLA). This technique melts or softens material to produce layers, the latter of which are basically horizontal slices of the final object. As the material starts to build up, it gradually develops into a solid object. Once you are satisfied with your design, you will then be able to duplicate and mass produce it, with the same quality and the ability to test it on different materials.
This industrial robot enables the achievement of widespread 3D printing, while upholding a constant price per product, irrespective of the volume produced. Reducing the gap between the designing and the manufacturing processes, innovating, extending creativity, diminishing obstacles and moderating materials used for printing are some significant outcomes of employing 3D printers in manufacturing. The unique trait that each and every 3D printer possesses adds more value to this fascinating method. At the same time, it empowers the manufacturers to produce detailed, diversified and intricate objects, and also to diversify their processes with the cooperation of technology.