How does 3D printing work?
3D printing is largely based around materials called thermoplastics. When the plastic is heated it becomes a liquid, before solidifying when cooled. Technology has now advanced to the point that more and more materials are being used in 3D printing, including even edible materials. Over recent years 3D printing has been used to create everything from prosthetic limbs to homes. 3D printing tech was used to build a house in Russia within just 24 hours. With so many devastating natural disasters occurring across the world, leaving millions in urgently in need of shelter, it’s clear to see what the benefits of 3D printing for humanity could be.
3d printing for food, music and more
On a lighter note, 3D printing is increasingly being used to create foodstuffs including chocolate, which is perhaps ideal for the process due to the way it hardens so quickly at room temperature. However, 3D printing has also created cookie dough, ice cream and even burgers. The 3D printing industry also creates parts for vehicles including electric cars. The process is used more and more frequently by companies and organisations in the aerospace and automotive sectors. More and more musical instruments are being created with 3D printers. In fact, the first music performance with a 3D-printed band occurred at Sweden’s Lund University recently.
Getting in touch
Keeping pace with all the exciting things happening with 3D printing is a job in itself and we couldn’t be more thrilled to be involved in this fast-moving, awe-inspiring industry.
To find out more about how Central Scanning can meet your 3D printing needs, get in touch today. You can reach us by completing the form on our website or by calling 01527 558 282.