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What is 3D Printing

Learn about 3D printing, how it works, technology, what are its advantage and how is it going to be the next industrial revolution.

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What is 3D Printing

  1. 1. Know 3D Printing AHA 3D Innovations Pvt. Ltd. © AHA 3D Innovations Pvt. Ltd.
  2. 2. What is 3D 3D stands for 3 Dimensions(X,Y and Z or we can say Length, Width and Height). Anything that we see using our naked eyes in real world is in three dimensions or a 3D object. © AHA 3D Innovations Pvt. Ltd.
  3. 3. What is Printing Printing is the process of reproducing anything from its digital file. © AHA 3D Innovations Pvt. Ltd.
  4. 4. Difference between 2D & 3D 2D Object 3D OBJECT © AHA 3D Innovations Pvt. Ltd.
  5. 5. What is 3D printing 3D Printing is not making these- Hologram © AHA 3D Innovations Pvt. Ltd.
  6. 6. What is 3D printing Making real objects from its 3D digital file You design digitally Print it really AND © AHA 3D Innovations Pvt. Ltd.
  7. 7. What is so special about 3D printing With 3D printing you can print any digital file to a real life object. So you can design anything and get it built as a real object quickly. © AHA 3D Innovations Pvt. Ltd.
  8. 8. What all is needed for this For 3D printing you need: • 3D Digital version of the object (in .stl format) • 3D printer • 3D printer filament AHA 3D ProtoCentre 999 © AHA 3D Innovations Pvt. Ltd.
  9. 9. What is the need of 3D printing? Though we have millions of things being made today and you might feel it to be sufficient. But actually there are too many constraints in these century old manufacturing processes. 3D printing offers a solution to all those limitations © AHA 3D Innovations Pvt. Ltd.
  10. 10. How are things made conventionally? Before going into 3D printing we need to understand how are things made. At large scale, manufacturing is done by subtractive process where a block of material is cut down to bring to required shape. This is called as subtractive manufacturing, where we reduce the size of initial product to achieve final product. © AHA 3D Innovations Pvt. Ltd.
  11. 11. 3D Printing vs Conventional Process 3D printing is also known as Additive Manufacturing, where something is made by adding material layer by layer. A 3D printer deposits material layer by layer and hence making the complete product. So it is just opposite to the conventional process. © AHA 3D Innovations Pvt. Ltd.
  12. 12. Advantage of 3D printing • Low scale production is very costly by conventional manufacturing practices, whereas with 3D printing it can be made inexpensively. • Through 3D printing customized products, prosthesis can be made very easily. • Conventional processes have some designing constraints, which is not there with 3D printing. If you can think something, 3D printing can make it. • No need of logistics- 3D printing will disrupt the centralized manufacturing industry. Soon there will be no need of transporting materials from place to place. You will be able to make it yourself. © AHA 3D Innovations Pvt. Ltd.
  13. 13. FFF- Fused Filament Fabrication 3D printers are based on various technologies. The most widely used being FFF. In FFF a filament is heated till it melts and it is extruded through a nozzle to deposit material layer by layer. © AHA 3D Innovations Pvt. Ltd. Extruder Heating Element Filament
  14. 14. FFF: How it works Printing through FFF based 3D Printer happens in these steps: 1. The 3D design is sliced in layers. 2. This sliced design is converted to G Codes using slicing software. 3. This G Code is fed to the 3D printer which commands the extruder’s movement and material deposition. © AHA 3D Innovations Pvt. Ltd.
  15. 15. FFF: How it works © AHA 3D Innovations Pvt. Ltd. Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Prepare 3D Design for printing Slice the design Feed G Code to printer and print
  16. 16. 3D printing uses 3D printing is being used extensively in Aerospace, Architecture, Automobiles, Education, Jewellery, Medical, Manufacturing, Rapid Prototyping, Textile and many other fields. 3D Printing is a new technology. More and more applications are being explored everyday. © AHA 3D Innovations Pvt. Ltd.
  17. 17. Amazing 3D printing • In Netherlands, a patient’s lower jaw was replaced with 3D printed jaw. • Doctors in Bangalore are using 3D printed body parts to pre plan complicated surgery, hence reducing operation time. • US FDA has approved 3D printed drugs. Soon you will be able to download the composition and print medicines at home. • Boeing made some parts of airplane using 3D printing hence reducing the weight by as much as 30%. • Fashion Designers have started printing clothes using 3D printers. © AHA 3D Innovations Pvt. Ltd.
  18. 18. What are its limitations? 3D printing is its evolution process and till now only limited number of material can be produced using it. But with the development in technology, this barrier will easily be crossed. The cost of 3D printing is high to replace entire conventional large scale manufacturing. © AHA 3D Innovations Pvt. Ltd.
  19. 19. AHA 3D & 3D printing AHA 3D is among the pioneers in 3D printing and 3D printer manufacturing in India. AHA3D rolled out India’s first indigenous 3D printer in March 2012. AHA 3D launched India’s first dual extruder 3D printer with soluble support in Oct 2013. AHA 3D’s ProtoCentre 1M alpha is India’s largest and most sophisticated 3D printer in its category. © AHA 3D Innovations Pvt. Ltd.
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