A machine can build every objects!
by Benyamin Karimi
The history of 3D printers shows that the first published account of a printed solid model was created by Hideo Kodama of Nagoya Municipal Industrial Research Institute in 1982. The first practical 3D printer was created in 1984 by Charles W. Hull of 3D Systems Corp. Hull published a number of patents on the concept of 3D printing such as rapid prototyping, many of which are used in today’s additive manufacturing processes. Obviously, 3D printing in the early days was very expensive and not feasible for the general market. In the 21st century, however, costs dramatically dropped, allowing 3D printers to find their way to a more affordable market. With the cutting edge technology and the addition of 3D digitizers, 3D sensors and 3D scanners, the possibilities are almost endless.
Now, 3D printing technology used by product designers, engineers, architects, and surgeons, who use them to make models to use in presentations for clients and students. Creating perfect models in a simple process using 3D printing has great advantages. This innovative technology has been proven to save time and money in the time efficient and cost effective way. Industries providing 3D printing solutions to produce a competent technological product and increase their productivity.
These days, 3D printing technology has a variety of applications. Product formation is currently the main use of 3D printing technology. Besides, 3D printing has emerged in to the Medical Field. It also, can be used to solve crimes, is used by crime scene investigators for forensic purposes in real life. In addition, it allows architects to come up with the mock-ups of their designs. All and all, this new technological concept is exciting to nearly everyone including artists. Recently, NASA has been testing rocket parts built by 3D printing and may even use the technology to build habitats in space and on the universe.
Which 3d-printing innovation is currently blowing your mind? asked Benyamin to his colleagues from Polytechnique School of Montreal.