The 3D printer has been very popular, reason being its cost effectiveness and applications. Despite of playing a limited role for some, it plays a very essential role for many industries like architecture, industrial design, aerospace, automotive, dental, footwear and medical. It involves layered printing to produce real-like objects, which is to say that it produces a replica of real world entities. For 3D printing the raw materials used includes paper, wood, resin, glass and plastic.
Here we will take a look at how it proves beneficial for various areas in the real world and know about the limitations it faces.
Benefits of 3D Printer
– Design Industry: Design stage is of the utmost importance in manufacturing, as it brings an idea closer to reality. This is the first step after the inception of an idea that helps us visualize the prototype by virtual simulation. Apart from saving on time and efforts, the introduction of 3D printers also made the design less prone to errors, which earlier caused major issues. Now it facilitates rapid prototyping with perfect dimensions which was initially not possible and was a long and elaborate process.
– Product Testing: 3D printing gives an easy and inexpensive solution to produce cheap and expandable prototypes and achieve accurate results after conducting the tests. Though the initial cost for its set-up may be high, but it is far less when compared to the conventional method which includes labor and other costs. It even gives an edge to small-scale, as well as mass production, giving you a winning technology at hand.
– Creating Complex Designs: it has given a way to the manufacturers to build complex models with ease which were otherwise intricate to sculpt manually. It was more time-consuming and prone to errors, while with 3D printers , the design details can easily be transferred into a virtual model.
– Organ Donation: The biggest offering it has given to the field of medicine is bio-printing. It includes creating human organs by using 3D printing technology. In future, it would cut down organ rejections and even address the shortage of donor organs.
– Employment Opportunities: It would create new opportunities for highly accomplished designers and technicians at designing and troubleshooting.
So here we see how 3D printers have proven to be a boon for many industries and have made things much easier. With advancement in technology, it has made things possible and within reach of everyone. It has even proved to be a cost-effective way for small-scale, as well as for bulk productions, that too with minimum efforts invested in it.