3D Printing: How Does it Work?

Posted Monday, March 11th, 2013 by .

Imagine being able to create any object; any shape or idea you can think of. Now, imagine being able to instantly print these things on the spot. Luckily, this instant gratification is within reach. 3D printing has emerged over the last two decades, continues to evolve and is ultimately shaping our future in technology. How does this process work and why is it used? In our “3D Printing: How Does it Work?” infographic, explore this revolutionary printing process, its uses in everyday life and what to expect in the future.

3D Printing: How Does it Work?

Steve Leigh

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Steven Leigh has been enthusiastic about technology since he was very young, and he enjoys sharing his knowledge and expertise with others, through his writing. He is also a composer, a musician, and a singer, experimenting with the blending of technology and music with his recording and performance projects. In his free time, he enjoys playing golf and running in 5K races and is currently training for his first 10K.

3 Responses to “3D Printing: How Does it Work?”

  • technoscared:

    As with any revolutionary hi-tech stuff, it’s both great stuff and scary. Nice piece you got here.

  • Rezqme:

    You didn’t include the cheaper, more common extruder type 3D printing.

  • inktechnologies:

    Thank you for commenting! It is true that this is high-level information that provides only a very limited overview; but we do mention extruder-type 3D printing indirectly. Extruder-type printers use fused deposition modeling technology. Unfortunately we did not have room to include a better image to represent this type of 3D printing.

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