The Wondrous World of 3d printing

A new amazing invention Just how many things can it do???

What is a 3D printer?/ What do they do?

3d Printing is used to make different objects such as parts to ships,toys or even food! There are different types

  • Stereolithography(SLA)

  • Digital Light Processing(DLP)

  • Fused deposition modeling (FDM)

  • Selective Laser Sintering (SLS)

  • Selective laser melting (SLM)

  • Electronic Beam Melting (EBM)

  • Laminated object manufacturing (LOM

They either use a laser to cut out metal shapes or droplets of a material that eventually form the object.

What can you print with a 3d printer?

Almost anything you can imagine it uses a melted substance that can be almost anything. It can be food such as pizza dough or chocolate or it could be plastic or metal to build almost any object.

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How big can they be?

They can be huge they can even print a house.
The largest 3d printer that was built to print houses it is huge. It is 12 m x 12 m x 12 m. This means we soon will be able to print almost anything of our choice. Even houses and cars because of the metal 3D printers. The materials needed to use to make it is $408.5 million a lot of money for one house!

How small can they be?

The smallest 3D printer uses resin then hardens it with light it is so small it can print the tiniest of things yet still be easy to use with the right experience it costs 1,700. It can print microscopic things
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What businesses has 3d printing made available

3d printing has spawned new things such as businesses that use 3d printers for an example minecraft 3d printing a business takes peoples 3D creations on minecraft and makes them real by printing them out.And they're cheap to get printed out only around $100-$200. Another one is 3D printing Chocolate in new and different shapes that was nearly impossible before. Other people are also using 3D printing for clothing that are used in movies to make them look real.

How easy is it to make your items?

It is not easy to make 3D printed objects but many 3D printers come with already made objects that you can scan and print. There are also many courses you can use to learn how to make objects with 3D printers.