Printing is a process of making three-dimensional solid objects from a digital file. It is also known as additive manufacturing. The creation of a 3D printed object is achieved using additive processes. In an additive process, an object is created by successively adding material layer by layer.
Printing offers many advantages over traditional manufacturing. perhaps the most significant advantage is its ability to create complex shapes that would be difficult or impossible to create using traditional manufacturing methods.
Printing is typically accomplished using a filament of thermoplastic material that is melted and extruded through a nozzle to create successive layers of the object being printed. The object is built up layer by layer until it is complete.
How does 3D printing work?
Printing is typically done using a printer that deposits layers of melted plastic or metal, one at a time, until the object is complete. However, there are other methods of 3D printing that use different materials, such as concrete, ceramic, or even human tissue.
The advantage of 3D printing is that it can create objects that would be otherwise impossible to make using traditional manufacturing methods. For example, 3D printing can be used to create objects with complex shapes or internal structures that would be difficult or impossible to create using other methods.
Printing is also relatively fast and inexpensive compared to other manufacturing methods. Additionally, 3D printing can be used to create custom objects, or even to create multiple copies of the same object.