What is 3D printing?

 09 February 2020

3D Printing is a process to build a three-dimensional object from a computer aided design (CAD) model. It also known as Additive Manufacturing or Rapid Prototyping. 3D Printing is a process in which material is joined under a computer control to create three-dimensional object with material being added together.


In 3D printing, it is a process in which material is joined under computer control to create a three-dimensional object. 3D printing process is suitable for production or prototypes and used for rapid prototyping. It is one of the popular and best technology for the production of complex parts, shapes and geometries.

3D printing is a different way of producing parts as compared to computer numeric control (CNC), injection moulding and traditional machining process. There is no special tool is required in this process like other machining technologies.

How 3D Printing Works?

3D Printing starts with developing a CAD model from 3D CAD modeling software. After that, you have to convert this file in extension (.stl) for 3D printing and the next step is to prepare this file for 3D printer called slicing. Slicing converts 3D object into thousands of layers to starts for a 3D printing.

Application of 3D Printing:

3D Printing technology is a very popular and wide application nowadays. The best advantage of using this technology is for production of complex parts and shapes. The applications of 3D Printing are:

• Engineering and Science

• Architectural

• Product Design

• Electronics

• Medical

• Production and Manufacturing

• Gift Items

• Rapid prototyping