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Entering the Industrial Revolutionary Era with 3D Printing

3D stands for 3 dimensional, involving the length, width and height. Generally, 3D is everything we see and can touch. 3D printing produces the object according to the desired size and dimension perception. With the help of computers, 3D produces physical objects from model designs.


3D printers are the cutting edge of conventional printers that have the same function of printing. Conventional printers usually print images only in dimension 2, in contrast to 3D printers that will produce concrete objects that have length, width and height. Printers introduced as commercial products in 2010 produced a 3-dimensional object in the form of a layer of material layer formed by computer control with 3D digital modeling.


3D printers are currently widely used in the industrial world. So it is not denied this reason is called the start of the third industrial revolution. 3D printing is also called additive manufacturing (AM). Manufacturing additives have great potential to revolutionize the design world by applying the implications of geopolitical, economic, social, demographic, environmental and other areas of human life. Since 2015, 3D printing printers have been used in manufacturing, medical, architectural, art, engineering and other fields. Items generated by 3D printers are usually prototypes of models designed by experts, for the test phase and for understanding the concrete form of the model.


Image Illustration 3D Printer:

The order of 3D printing workmanship to produce the same product with what the user wants as follows:

– Starting from the virtual creation of the desired object design using CAD (Computer Aided Design).

– In addition to creating your own CAD files, users can also generate them from 3D scanners to copy the desired objects. 3D scanners use different technologies to produce 3D models.

– After obtaining the desired 3D model, the next step is to slice the 3D model into thousands of horizontal layers of objects with the help of the software. The 2D-shaped “slicing” results will be sent to the printer for printing.

– After receiving the slicing result from the model, the printer will print the object in layers into 3 dimensional form.

Some materials that can be used as 3D printer material that is plastic for prototyping, resin, nylon SLS, rubber with plastic properties or commonly known Tango (rubber like plastic), fiber reinforced with nylon base material, rigid plastic, transparent plastic, ABS, Metal industrial materials (alloy, aluminum, stainless steel, bronze, cobalt, chromium). Selecting materials for 3D is determined from the type and model used. Various materials have advantages and disadvantages depending on the model will be used. Suppose that plastic prototyping has an advantage in the time of completion of a fast, cheap, and suitable for use as prototyping. The disadvantage has a tolerance limit of 1 mm thick, requires a finishing stage on the surface, and the print layer will be visible.

Currently 3D printer prices for industrial scale are under $ 1000. This allows small companies as well as home industries to produce prototype models. There are several types of 3D printers currently on the technology market, for information and consultation please contact dev@volantech.io.


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