Printing out a solid object from acomputer OR process of making a three-dimensional solid object of virtually anyshape from a digital model Additive process which essentially worksby using several layers of material tobuild a physical item in different shapes
Files are first created with computeraided design (CAD) software are sent tothe printer, which then recreates themusing this laering process Different forms of 3D printing, withdifferent kinds of applications Create innovative and personalizedproducts
More and more 3D printer manufacturerslaunches every month Price: less than £1,000 ! Current leading manufacturers: MakerBot Ultimaker 3D Systems
You can upload at home your own designsto be printed through online 3D printingservices such as i.materialise orShapeways. Production houses for designers creatingproducts for 3D printing. They can print your designs or you canupload your own work and sell it to othersthrough their print stores.
Fashion (3D printed fashion piecesexpansion: Iris van Herpen, Nike,Converse, United Nude…, 3D printedcatwalk show in Paris in 2013…) Art & Design (Artistic works created anddesigned with this technology, 3DPrintshow 2012…)
Architecture (D Shape using 3D technologyto build full size buildings…) Music industry (violin as seen in thevideo…) Food industry
• Medicine• Hospitality to create highly-personalized amenities