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…

7 Things That are Illegal to Print 3D

7 Things That are Illegal to Print 3D

3D printing has revolutionised the world through simplifying manufacturing, democratising production, customising products, and creating jobs.  However, as with any new technology, people have discovered ways to beat the law. The problem is that the legislation in 3D printing is pretty lax. If you didn’t know, here are seven items that you are prohibited to…

Why You Should Build Prototypes with 3D Printing

Why You Should Build Prototypes with 3D Printing

If you’ve ever wished to see that new product or invention being fully realised, you’re now able to thanks to 3D printing.  A prototype is a physical representation of a product, invention, or an idea.  When starting out, the manufacturing process can be a bit intimidating and unfamiliar. However, you shouldn’t give up as the…

How 3D Printing is changing the Medical Industry

How 3D Printing is changing the Medical Industry

How 3D Printing is changing the Medical Industry Additive manufacturing, also popularly known as 3D printing has been in existence since 1984. However, it’s not until recent advances in technology that people have begun to realize the benefits of 3D printing. Today, you can now get 3D –printed pens. 3D-printed jewelry, shoes, and even vehicles.…

3D Printing Lowers Costs for Everyone

3D Printing Lowers Costs for Everyone

Many engineers and product developers are coming around to appreciate the benefits that come with 3D printing over the traditional product design models. Also, additive manufacturing procedures such as filament based fused deposition modeling, laser curing and powder bed fusion machines also make low volume production cost efficient. There is a significant potential for cost…