Unlimited possibilities in 3D Printing
At the time when the science fiction movies star wars were released, so many thought that it would be into reality after some centuries. But 3d printing expects to create such things in the coming years.
What is 3d printing?
3d printing or additive manufacturing use to build 3d objects from a digital model by an additive process. It forms 2d layer objects and joins them to form a 3d object. The scope of applying 3d printing is unlimited.
The scope of 3d printing :
For exploring the possibility of a wide range of applications in 3d printing, we will just through some of its achievements in various fields.
1992 BUILDING PARTS, LAYER BY LAYER :
stereolithographic apparatus use 3dprinting to produce first SLA machine. The machine produces the three-dimensional parts layer after layer and joins them to form the whole 3d solid object. The 3d object can be build overnight by using this apparatus.
1999 ENGINEERED ORGANS :
This was a great breakthrough in the field of life sciences for using 3d printing. Scientists at Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine creates this technology for the first time. 3d synthetic scaffold which is coated with the patient’s own cells also uses this technology. This was used for organ implantation in a young patient undergoing urinary bladder augmentation. The risk of rejection will be minimum if we use patient’s own cells.
2008: Self Replicating Printer :
It was a wonderful achievement in 2008, after its launch in 2005, the self-replicating machine Darwin is able to prints its own components. As a result, It allows the users to create multiple printers of the same kind.
2013: cheap and affordable 3d printers :
Hard work and research of scientist reduces the cost of 3d printing and manufacturing. Now, 3d printers are using in the household uses and for office purposes.
Possibilities of applying 3d printing :
An array of applications use 3dprinting. This technology is applicable for both prototyping and distributed manufacturing. For example, jewelry, footwear, industrial design, architecture, engineering and construction, automotive, aerospace, dental and medical industries, education, geographic information systems, civil engineering, and many other fields.
Future applications in 3dprinting would certainly include the creation of equipment in the field of science. Also, include applying the 3dprinting in the reconstruction of fossils which belong to the ancient history. For replicating the ancient crafting of archaeology, reconstruction of bones and body parts in forensic pathology this technology is useful. And moreover, reconstruction of evidence acquired in the crime scene investigations also use this technology. Construction field also uses this technology.
Finally, the application range of 3d printing is wide and one can expect tremendous changes in the production field by using 3D printing.