What can go wrong with 3D printing?

What can go wrong with 3D printing?

As with any new technology, everyone is obsessed with the benefits that come with 3D printing.  The technology has been amazing at revolutionizing designing, prototyping, and manufacturing across several industries. Moreover, it has many indirect benefits that include lowering transport costs, reducing carbon footprint, creating independence and improving the quality of products. However, there can…

Is 3-D Printing The Lazy Sculptor’s Muse?

Is 3-D Printing The Lazy Sculptor's Muse?

Since the days during the Italian Renaissance when Michelangelo painstakingly carved his David out of a giant block of marble, the physical process of wrangling art out of wood, rock, or metal has remained virtually unchanged for millennia. Whether our forebears were creating ornate embellishments and flourishes to the columns adorning Gothic cathedrals or weaving…

The Impact of 3D printing on Medicine 

The Impact of 3D printing on Medicine 

3D printing is one of the common additive manufacturing technologies. It creates a three-dimensional object through building successive layers of given raw materials. Each of the additional layers is attached on the previous one until the object is completed. The objects are printed from a 3D file such as CAD (Computer-aided design) and Magnetic Resonance…

How 3D printing has affected product design

How 3D printing has affected product design

3D printing is taking every industry by storm. Soon, it is going to become a common place just like computers. One of the areas that have been heavily impacted by the technology is product design. Traditionally, companies used moulds to mould products before they went into actual production. This would take months before actual products…

Should You Get on The Graphene Bandwagon?

Should You Get on The Graphene Bandwagon?

3D printing is now used in different applications such as entertainment, healthcare, education, architecture, prototyping, and design visualization. As 3D printing technology evolves and develops, researchers are discovering that they can use 3D printers in coming up with custom end products, computer-aided tissue engineering, and in biotechnological uses. You can now find 3D printing in…

Does 3D Printing Pose a Threat to Mainstream Manufacturing?

Does 3D Printing Pose a Threat to Mainstream Manufacturing?

Manufacturing pundits have banked on 3D technology to revolutionise the manufacturing world and even bring some technologies to their deathbeds. However, there are those who believe that 3D printing cannot take over mainstream manufacturing as it has several shortcomings. This article looks at the threat and the benefits that the technology may pose to mainstream…