What is Additive Manufacturing?
This is a process of making a three-dimensional solid objects. The printer fabricates parts by building them up layer-by-layer.
Computer, TV, and Phone models can be 3D printed!
Why Additive Manufacturing?
Additive Manufacturing has been around since the 1970s. We use the 3D printing because it is more efficient. The people from the Connecticut University (UCONN) uses the machine hands on everyday.
How long does "One" object take to print?
It depends on how big and thick the object you are wanting to print. The smaller and thiner it will take less time.
When a manufacturer is producing many 3D printing products the object goes through many look overs and tests. The reasoning for this is to make sure the object is in perfect condition to be handled with.
If it doesn't pass the tests it will be recycled or thrown away.
What is the objects printed out of?
Metallic, plastic, ceramic, or composite materials are laid down layer-by-layer to make the object come to 3D life.
How does additive manufacturing impact the economy?
The term "Additive Manufacturing" is widely spreading through out the US. More and more major companies has started using 3D printing.
As said in commerce.gov: "Its ability to build up objects directly makes it a good alternative to conventional machining, forging, molding and casting for rapidly making highly customized parts. While additive manufacturing is most attractive for making complex parts in relatively small volumes, it can be used for rapidly making tools and dies used in large volume manufacturing."
Additive Manufacturing: 3D Printing
Used for "anything." Many people are started to use it.
Materials: Metallic, plastic, ceramic, or composite materials.
Materials are layed down in many layers.
Many companies that make certain products swiched to the more energy efficient method.
Thank You! Wideo by: Dawn