Thriving in the age of digital transformation, technologies such as artificial intelligence, augmented reality, virtual reality, etc are no longer part of one’s imagination. In fact, people today are more informed than before. A recent addition to the list of advanced technology is 3D printing.
The global market size of 3D printing is expected to reach to 34.8 billion by 2024. Countries from multiple geographic regions are contributing to technology. While North America stands to be the global leader investing to increase the market share, other regions are no less. (Europe, South America, Africa, Asia Pacific)
3D printing in Chennai has accounted for the widespread popularity of the technology in India making them one of the leaders in the Asia Pacific region. The technology finds vast applications in industries like Aerospace and Defense, Healthcare, Engineering, Manufacturing, and Production, etc. And this is the reason why we at Nexgen3d stepped into the spectrum of digital printing with 3D printers being the core of the system.
This article talks about the lesser-known facts of 3D printing to help you understand the technology better and smarter. Without much ado, let’s get started with the fun facts of 3D printing.
7 Facts about 3D Printing
- An old-age technology
The technology isn’t something that was born today or a couple of years ago. The history of 3D printing dates back to the ’80s. Even though this might come to you as a surprise, it was in 1984 that a scientist named Charles Chuck devised a mechanism called Stereolithography.
The technique was based on the idea that UV light can solidify photopolymer which would then be used to cast a 3D object in real-time. A year later came the discovery of non-computer FDM models and around five years later, Materialise (one of the first 3D companies was set-up).
- A Prototyping Project
Back in the day when researchers laid the foundation of the technology, it was primarily used for prototyping. Several companies jumped onto the bandwagon and adopted the mechanism to build prototypes. Ford, one of the largest automobile industry saved $493k a month using 3D printers for prototyping. And this is just one instance; there is much more application of the same.
Experts at Nexgen3d also started with prototyping. However soon we realized the potential and like others shifted the usage of the technology to build readymade product pieces or the ones that are ready to be used.
- A layered process
3D printing or additive manufacturing is the core concept behind the technology. Unlike the traditional methods of designing and manufacturing a product, 3D printing adds layer after the layer to finally have the original product. It is expected that there exists an escape hole so as to clean the final product and give it the glorious look.
- Print anything
3D printing doesn’t limit you to the products that can be printed. It isn’t that only art items are printed or plastic models. Nexgen3d has years of experience in the sector and we have a vast portfolio of products printed using the technology. From fan blades to organ implants, COVID-19 essentials to earphones, and others, we have printed thousands of products with 3D printing.
- 3D printing in movies
Have you watched The Terminator or IronMan or The Jurassic Park? Definitely, you would have, at least one of them. The props used in these movies are 3D printed. Using the traditional method to manufacture props take a lot of time and even cost high. With 3D printing in play, the creation time of these goes down dramatically making it easier to rebuild them without starting from the beginning. The cost associated is also less acknowledging the fact that the cost of producing goods with 3D printing is minimal.
Nexgen3d is one of the leading companies providing services related to 3D printing in Chennai. We have more than 30 years of experience and staffed with some of the best engineers and designers. The technology is growing at an exponential rate opening doors for newer inventions and productions. Irrespective of the industry you hail from, 3D printing has the potential to revamp your business and for the good. Get in touch with us to know more.