Author Box
Articles Categories
All Categories
Articles Resources

The Demand For 3D

April 13, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 121

3D printing is coming into practice on an international scale. This technology is becoming more and more accessible to the ordinary computer designer, opposed to highly qualified engineers and product developers. First off, what is 3D printing? This innovation is beginning to lead the manufacturing world through its special form of production. So, what exactly is it? 3D printing in a nutshell is the layer by layer assembly of products, either by fusing/gluing the powder, or laser melting it. Very small layers of powder are stacked on top of each other while they are melted and fused together to form a specific product. The manufacturing process uses a 3D computer graphic as the blueprint for designing each product. Traditionally, this means that engineers in the workforce would professionally create high detail models for specific products to be manufactured. Up until recently, that's what 3D printing has revolved around. Recently, private companies have been involved with spreading the idea and marketing it to every day artists and designers across the globe. This technology isn't just for the professionals.

Hobby designers exist all over the globe. If a community has regular access to computers, it is more than likely that there are multiple computer artists within that community. This means that artists exist all over the world! In modern countries such as the United States or Western Europe - 3D is rising in popularity. In 2nd world countries like India, computers are beginning to play a larger role for the upper class civilians. 3D is gaining popularity as technology is being distributed across the world. What does this mean for 3D printing? This means that there is a rising demand for manufacturing of computer graphics.

With the rising availability of 3D printing, and the rising number of computer graphic artists out there, this form of manufacturing is beginning to bloom. It's possible for 3D printing to gain some serious buzz, but why is it so special? What is so fascinating about 3D printing? This isn't just any form of manufacturing. It isn't targeted for mass production; it is a little bit different. If anyone with 3D talent wanted to manufacture something, they could probably do it. "Printing" a design at the size of a coke would usually cost under $100 depending on the material. This is for consumers and artists! There isn't a minimum quantity required, molds usually don't have to be created - anyone can create something and have it at their doorstep within a couple weeks. It is fascinating!

Aside from being able to produce on a smaller scale, what is so magical about 3D printing? This technology can manufacture unheard of products in comparison to other styles of manufacturing. CNC cutting was a crazy feat in the manufacturing world, and it's about to be replaced. Based off of the layer by layer process of creation that is enabled within 3D Printing, almost anything can be created. Magnificent feats such as a ball within a ball can come into play. Printing an object similar to a Christmas tree could be done without a mold. How is that significant? To create something that small scale with the detail and shapes of a Christmas tree would be unheard of by other forms of manufacturing. The ability of a 3D printer will astound traditional industrial engineers. This technology is simply amazing!

Learn more about 3D Printing

Source: EzineArticles
Was this Helpful ?

Rate this Article

Article Tags:

3d Printing


3d Computer


Computer Graphic


Manufacturing World


Computer Graphics


Computer Artists

Teenage rebellion is easier to tolerate in book or film form. Take a look back at some of the most well known and loved "coming of age" stories set in boarding schools.

By: Harvey McEwan l Arts & Entertainment l July 10, 2012 lViews: 444

An important thing you have to consider before working out is having a pair of great training shoes. You cannot immediately undergo any physical training wearing inappropriate footwear. If you do so,

By: Steve Hill l Recreation & Sports l July 10, 2012 lViews: 348

Granite is one natural stone that is used for several purposes from dimension stone to countertops to sculptures. The use of granite for building the temples and monuments was initiated millions

By: Steve L Patterson l Arts & Entertainment l July 10, 2012 lViews: 297

Up to 65,000 H-1B visas for new employment may be issued each fiscal year (FY) for professional workers, including medical providers. In general, a person who already has an H-1B and applies for

By: Ann Badmus l Arts & Entertainment l July 10, 2012 lViews: 308

Beside coin shooting, gold detecting or the many other things you can do with your metal detector. There is a large group of people who take their metal detector out looking for old stuff. Not just

By: Candy L Lindsey l Recreation & Sports l July 07, 2012 lViews: 293

Many people want to be writers and you may be one of them. In order to make your dream occupation a reality, you need to have a plan. You also need to work on this plan constantly. These tips from a

By: Harriet Hodgson l Writing & Speaking l July 06, 2012 lViews: 439

Have you ever needed portable power in a hurry? Temporary rental generators can help produce the power you need.

By: Todd Deall Computers & Technologyl June 06, 2012 lViews: 138

Technological expertise and talent are extremely valuable to many areas of modern industry. Hiring for this kind of skill often requires a special agency to match applicants with the right companies.

By: Jessica Lanel Computers & Technologyl June 06, 2012 lViews: 128

Computer issues can be tricky. Sometimes they can just happen without any warning. Issues may arise due to a power surge, a hardware failure, a virus, etc.

By: Daniel C Zical Computers & Technologyl June 05, 2012 lViews: 137

Information Technology is indeed one of the most fascinating and promising industries across the world. The rapid growth of this field is as a result of the roles played by the software development

By: Walt Generes Soltl Computers & Technologyl June 03, 2012 lViews: 154

CRM Customer Relationship Management plays an important part of any business and organization. With automation of every aspect of a business organization CRM is being automated too.

By: Neetu Jawlel Computers & Technologyl June 03, 2012 lViews: 162

Payroll Software is the most efficient and effective means of managing the financial accounts of an organization. The Payroll Software is basically a tool which handles, salary, bonuses, rewards,

By: Neetu Jawlel Computers & Technologyl June 03, 2012 lViews: 142

Material removal processes have been around for centuries. This is a form of manufacturing that involves taking a block or section of material, and removing sections and bits of the material to yield

By: Chris Waldol Business > Industrial Mechanicall April 26, 2012 lViews: 147

3D printing is beginning to affect quite a few aspects of what we do every day, particularly if you are involved with a variety of hobbies. Before we jump into the aspects 3D printing touches on, let

By: Chris Waldol Business > Industrial Mechanicall April 26, 2012 lViews: 141

What is 3D printing? It is a style of manufacturing that is becoming more available by the day. This style of manufacturing sticks out to engineers across the globe for its ability to create unheard

By: Chris Waldol Computers & Technologyl April 13, 2012 lViews: 123

A new form of manufacturing has the potential to stand out in quite a few professions and niches. Before I cover that, let's cover what 3D printing is. In engineering talk, this technology is known

By: Chris Waldol Computers & Technologyl April 12, 2012 lViews: 97

Discuss this Article

comments powered by Disqus