Examples & Applications of 3D Printing

Mentioning about the technology and its advance in this globalization era, people would most probably wondering what are the uses of these 3D printings on these days. In fact, 3D printing applications cover various sectors from education to industry, and the whole value chain from prototypes to spare part management.

 

PRIMARY & SECONDARY SCHOOL
(OR EVEN IN HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTION)

3D printer manufacturers have taken up a more direct role in education. Companies often undertake programs to promote technologies. These programs serve as a cheaper way for schools to make 3D printers available for use in classes.

Some students might face problems in imaging imaginary things, take for an example, a structure of a molecule. Printing 3D of how silver nitrate is formed will eventually solve the problem.

 

RAPID PROTOTYPING

Instead of four panels of drawing panels from different perspectives, why not combine them in just a single three-dimensional solid form? In terms of prototyping, many university programs are turning to printers. There are specializations in additive manufacturing one can attain through architecture or industrial design degrees. Printed prototypes are also very common in the arts, animation and fashion studies as well.

 

ARCHITECTURE

3D printing can also be used to design house layouts, building structures, town and city planning with the help of 3D Printing. Bridges and Dams that would need a scaled down functional validation can be done as well.

When architects need to present their work as a physical scale model, 3D printing will always be a quick and efficient way to do it. 3D printers help cut down manpower and time when it comes to visualizing designs for clients.

 

MEDICAL

Patients around the world are experiencing improved quality of care through 3D printed implants and prosthetics never before seen. As of the early two-thousands 3D printing technology has been studied by biotech firms and academia for possible use in tissue engineering applications where organs and body parts are built using inkjet techniques. Layers of living cells are deposited onto a gel medium and slowly built up to form three dimensional structures.These are called as bio-prints.

 

PRINTABLE PARTS

Looking for spare parts but find out they are too expensive or too difficult to get them? You may build a brand new one with these 3D printers. If we do not even know how to design those parts, fret not, there are several websites providing millions of design templates just for you. And some of them even give it for free without any cost!

 

WHAT’S MORE?

This list is just a piece from the whole actual thing. It can cover almost all aspects in our daily life. Other examples of 3D printing would include reconstructing fossils in paleontology, replicating ancient artifacts in archaeology, reconstructing bones and body parts in forensic pathology and reconstructing heavily damaged evidence acquired from crime scene investigations.

In short, its uses are practically everywhere. Aerospace, medicine, education – the list goes on. It’s empowering people to make functional prototypes saving money and reducing risk. It’s changing and enriching lives.

 

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