3D Printing

3D Printing is the verge of fantasy. As a business it is gaining momentum all over the world. This is a unique opportunity to create any objects, which opens prospects for earnings in the industries such as the manufacture of souvenirs, interior and décor objects, prosthetics, creating components for the automotive industry, aviation, industrial and other facilities. 3D technologies of printing have interested many entrepreneurs: developers and designers, suppliers of equipment and materials for printing.

Business in the area of 3D-printing has its own nuances: target audience, start-up capital and many others. It all depends on the scope of activities.

Printing process itself is a series of repetitive cycles associated with the creation of three-dimensional models, drawing consumable layers on the desktop (elevator) of the printer, moving the desktop down to the level of the finished layer and removing waste from the surface of the desk.

3D printing is also known as computer simulation or an alternative design. This is a process of recreating a real object on the 3D model. Digital 3D model is saved in the STL file format and transferred to the printing of 3D-printers. Then the 3D printer, applying layer after layer, forms the actual object.

The use of three-dimensional printing is a serious alternative to traditional methods of prototyping and small batch production. Three-dimensional or 3D-printer, in contrast to the usual, which displays two-dimensional drawings, photographs on paper, makes it possible to display three-dimensional information, i.e. create three-dimensional physical objects.

Applications of 3D Printing
Nowadays, almost everything as parts for the aerospace industry, as children’s toys, begin to be produced with the help of 3D printers. 3D printing is used to create decorations and works of art, architecture, cinema, fashion, jewelery art, food, architecture and interior design.

One of the important areas for the use of 3D printing is medicine. With 3D printing, surgeons can design layouts of parts of the patient’s body, which are necessary to operate. 3D printing allows during only a few hours to make parts from scratch.

Three-dimensional printing is used to create complex layouts of buildings, of the entire infrastructure, including both roads and trees, and even the lighting, as well as of a prototype – visualization. Economic materials of which one can create models using three-dimensional printing, more and more attract designers and architects around the world.

3D construction is an area that will allow to build walls and a platform for buildings, and in the long term of this industry even skyscrapers. The first who tried the printing of a building were the Chinese.

3D-printing made possible the creation of garments. The designers present their collections at the fashion weeks, elements and accessories of which are manufactured using a three-dimensional printer. Dresses made in this way find their buyers.

3D-printing technologies in the field of education have two definite pluses: teachers can easily create visual models, for their lessons, and 3D-printers enable students to realize their design and construction decisions in life. Activation of advanced printing technology becomes a powerful intellectual tool.

Due to its manufacturing capabilities 3D-printing can be successfully applied in the art. Its technology allows to print ornaments, sculptures, musical instruments, opening up new opportunities for this sphere. This is a chance for artists and sculptors to express their ideas in a non-traditional original form.
Experts in the field of 3D printing say: “If you can draw it, then you are forced to create it.”

Modeling for 3D-print is a special magic, not available to every 3D designer. In this process there are many nuances and features that need to be taken into account while preparing a model for printing. Art Land Design Studio will share with you what their team knows to help you avoid possible errors.

It is known that a prerequisite for 3D-printing is the availability of 3D-model on which the printer is to grow the three-dimensional object. But even having modeled the object, it is not necessary to believe with absolute certainty that the job is done, and soon the printer will give you the finished product. The fact is that not all models are suitable for 3D-printing. There are certain requirements for the models size, thickness and design – and these requirements vary depending on the material and the printer. In addition to these individual characteristics, there are general requirements that distinguish the models for printing from other 3D-models.

What is a 3D printer?

3D printer is different from the usual printer. 3D printer can print objects in three-dimensional space. 3D-model is constructed by overlapping layers. Therefore, the whole process is called rapid prototyping, or 3D-printing.

More recently, 3D-printers were regarded as something from the category of exotic and rare.

But things are changing. A large number of three-dimensional printers is appearing, aimed at “ordinary users”. One can say with confidence that the 3D-printer is gradually entering into the daily lives of everyone. And it will be very soon.

They are ideal for use in offices. They consume less power and occupy less space. Their task is reproduction of small three-dimensional objects made of nylon or other types of plastic. It also means that 3D printers produce small parts. Machines for prototyping, among other things, they have a built-in camera about the size of 25.5 cm, while of that of 3D-printers reaches 20.3 cm, however, 3D-printers have the same range of functions as usual printers, such as, checking and approval of design, prototyping, the perception of information from other sources, and so on.

The advantages of 3D printing over the usual, manual way of building models are high speed, simplicity and relatively low cost.

For example, to create a 3D model or any part manually can require a lot of time – from several days to months. After all, this includes not only the production process itself, but also the preliminary works – drawings and diagrams of the future product that still don’t give a complete vision of the final result.

3D-technologies allow to completely eliminate the manual labor and the need to make drawings and calculations on paper, because the program allows to see the model from all angles already on the screen, and to eliminate the revealed shortcomings, not in the process of creation, as is the case with hand-made, but directly during the development and to create a model for a few hours.