3D printing is now at DME Delivers.
You may have heard about 3D printing and that it has the potential to revolutionize the world, but how much do you really know about it? Here at DME Delivers we are all about education.
3D printing is also known as additive manufacturing and It was invented in the 1980’s.
Since that time, it has been used for rapid prototyping. Rapid prototyping allows companies or people to quickly and efficiently fabricate a scaled model of a physical object or part using three-dimensional computer aided design (CAD) data.
It wasn’t until the last few years that it started to evolve into next-generation manufacturing and has a lot of potential applications in the next few years. The materials that can be used for 3D printing include thermoplastics, pure metals, ceramics and many more.
The objects are typically printed in 0.1 mm thin layers but not always. Such is the case with larger objects such a house. Yes, just recently a company has printed an entire house within 24 hours.
There are a few ways to start with 3d printing, the first is a CAD model and the other is through a 3d machine that takes over 150 pictures to get a 360-degree view of the person or object. We use the 3d machine at DME Delivers. So far, we have completed 3D prints of several people that results in little statues that look identical to the people.
There are 4 different categories of 3d printers. The first are printers that release molten, semi-liquid material. The second type are those that fuse granules of powder. The 3rd are those that solidify a photocurable resin. The fourth type are the ones that stick together sheets of paper, metal and plastic.
Within these categories there are currently 9 types of 3d printers but this will change as time goes on.
Digital Light Processing
Fused Deposition Modeling
Selective Laster Melting
Electron Beam Melting
Selective Laster Sintering
Laminated Object Manufacturing
Material Jetting / Wax Casting