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Your Introduction to 3D Printing You may have heard about 3D printing for quite some time now but have no inkling what the hype is all about. Believe the hype though there is more to it and you might want to continue reading to have a better understanding of it. From the term itself, 3D printing is the process of fashioning a solid physical object based on a digital 3D model. The reason “printing” is in the term can be attributed to the assembly process which is similar to printing ink on paper. Many 3D printers in use have base materials that are laid down in layers to subsequently complete the finished product. It is described as an additive process because the bottom layer is printed first before adding the supplementary layers on top of it until is object is finished. You may not believe it but 3D printing has been used in industrial application for quite some time now. The surge in its popularity can be traced to the accessibility of its present software and the cheaper and smaller hardware it uses. 3D printers have never been easier on the pocket than they are now and are compatible with a wide range of 3D modeling programs. The printer is fashionable in the DIY community where people like making customized products and parts.
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Ordinary people may not see much use yet for a 3D printer but that is changing day by day. There are efforts to come up with a 3D printer and copier that can replicate physical items and print them easily for anyone to do. In the near future, 3D printing will become as ordinary as photocopying that can be done by anyone.
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There is a printer now that can print in 3D whatever you imagine in chocolate. There is also a printer that can 3D print yourself as an action figure. 3D printed prosthetics are being tested by doctors and hospitals. For do-it-yourselfers, they can try printing broken appliance parts, customized mounting for their webcams, or a smartphone case to their specifications. With 3D printing, the average person can print his or her own things, components of bigger items, or even complicated and mobile objects. In case you are really earnest about 3D printing, then getting your own printer is your best bet. It remains costly but the price tag has gone down a great deal from the time it was introduced. But if the price of ownership is too steep for you, you can search for a local hackerspace that has a 3D printer for use by paying members. You might get lucky and even find a community college, vocational school or local library that has a 3D printer you can use.