Emerging 3d Printing Platform
3d printing: A revolution in manufacturing technologies:
Yes, many people claim the sentence; 3d printing will definitely create a revolution in the manufacturing technologies. 3D printing will drive the revolution, if and only it offers handy and significant ways or benefits over the existing technologies and industrial practices.
Before we say the revolution created by the 3d printing, we will some of its benefits and efficient ways to create new things or to create the old things more efficiently.
Improving product design:
3D printing is helpful in creating the concept models from the computer designs, which helps in observing and handling the malfunctions of the product during the designing stage. Already 3D printing is being used for improving the product design.
Transforming Traditional Production:
3D printing is also widely used in the pre production of the product in the industries. Say like crafting and mould industries, the traditional tools should be manufactured first and the shape s should be carved manually which is time consuming and expensive. By using the 3D printing, the can be mould quickly by saving the time and money. The final moulds can be taken from the master pattern created by 3D printing or the main production can be started straight away using 3D technology.
Direct Digital manufacturing and Mass customization:
By using 3d printing, one can create amazing objects which are not possible through traditional techniques. For example we can create a chain with no joints in it.
When it comes to the mass customization, no two objects will have to be same which are produced by the 3d printer. One can definitely customize the print according to their wish. For example, when you design an iphone case, the design on the back of the case can be modified for each case.
Digital storage and transportation:
In the near future, you can send the gifts to your friends in two ways. One way is to courier the printed object to your friend or else you can send the digital file to your friend which can be printed out at their place.
With the access for CAD software and the 3dprinting, most of them can download the design and print the object they can amendments to the design and reload it for the usage of the public. That is the reason; we used the term open design.
At least by the end of this decade we might not see the any stock boards in retail shops for some goods. They can buy an effective 3D machine and produce the goods physically in the shop itself.
Improving Human health:
By using 3d printing, we can build a living tissue using the living cells constructed layer after layer. This will definitely revolutionize the field of medicine, where organ transplantation and skin transplantation can be done using the patient’s own cells.
Mostly the products manufactured from the 3d printing are environment-friendly. As it is a additive process, there will be less wastage and chemicals are not released as such in the traditional manufacturing.
Above all, there is a latest technology developed by the Japanese pioneer Fasotec, which is named as “Form of Angels”. In this process, the scan of the pregnant woman is taken and the 3d printed doll of her unborn baby is produced using 3d printing techniques.
By seeing the above advancements, one can definitely expect 3d printing to gain momentum in the coming years and create a revolution in the manufacturing technologies.