What is 3D printing?
If you take a look at our Printer Rental website, you will notice that we also sell 3D printers, but what do you know about 3D printers?
3D printers are still a new thing in South Africa and just a few number of people know about them, but there is a lot you can do with these printers. 3D printing is basically the process of making three dimensional solid objects from a digital file.
A 3D printed object is is created by using additive processes, whereby an object is created by laying down successive layers of material until the object is created. Each of these layers can be seen as a thinly sliced horizontal cross-section of the eventual object.
It is very important for you to understand that 3D printing is a rapidly developing technology, but it is growing fast and has a lot of benefits.
What are some of the benefits?
• Healthcare Industry
3D printers are quite useful in the medical field. Nowadays, Surgeons are planning their operations on 3D printed replicas thereby reducing the risk of errors in the actual operation. Medical student can now study the human anatomy using the 3D images.
• Fashion and Design
Fashion and interior designers are are making use of 3d printing to create amazing products. Interior designers are now building things like ottomans sets, tables and chairs.