3D Printing Basics

This section details various 3D printing basics.

What is 3D Printing?
3D printing is a process of making three dimensional solid, tangible objects from a digital 3D models. 3D printing is achieved using additive processes wher...
Thu, 28 Apr, 2016 at 9:34 AM
How old is 3D printing technology?
3D printing technology is nearly 30 years old. In 1981, Hideo Kodama published his account of a functional rapid prototyping system using photopolymers. Sol...
Thu, 28 Apr, 2016 at 9:40 AM
Is 3D printing noisy?
3D printing is noisy but not extremely noisy. The kind of noise 3D printers make now is similar to the noise computers made in the past, a series of whirrs ...
Thu, 28 Apr, 2016 at 9:42 AM
What is the difference between 3D printing & Rapid Prototyping
Rapid Prototyping is the technical term and 3D printing is the colloquial term for additive manufacturing technology. 3D Printing is used so that many peopl...
Thu, 28 Apr, 2016 at 9:45 AM
Can the 3D printed objects be machined or milled?
The most common materials currently used for 3D printing are ABS or PLA, both of which are capable of being milled and machined. It is conceivable for examp...
Thu, 28 Apr, 2016 at 9:47 AM
What is meant by build volume of 3D printer
Build volume is one of the most important criteria for consideration while purchasing a 3D printer. Based on the size of the object that you want to print y...
Thu, 28 Apr, 2016 at 9:49 AM