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Principle and Application Field of 3D Printer

April 03, 2020

Today, 3D printing technology has gradually entered the public vision, 3D printing technology into people's production and life, can better benefit more people. So, what is the principle of 3D printing? What are its application areas? The following is a brief introduction.


3D printer principle

3D printing is a kind of cumulative manufacturing technology, which can form a technology as well as a digital model. It is made of a layer of adhesive materials such as wax, powder metal or plastic. At present, 3D printers are mostly used to make products to be printed layer by layer. The most direct principle is to put the data and raw materials into the 3D printer, and the machine prints the model layer by layer according to the program.

The biggest difference between 3D printer and ordinary printer is "ink". The "ink" of 3D printer is consumables, which can be stacked to form a variety of physical objects, from plastic to metal, ceramics, rubber, which are raw materials that can be used by 3D printer.

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3D printer applications

1. Mold manufacturing

Traditional mold production time is long and cost is high. However, the combination of 3D printing technology and traditional mold manufacturing technology can greatly shorten the development cycle of mold manufacturing and improve productivity, which is also an effective way to solve the weak link of mold design and manufacturing.

2. Medical field

In recent years, 3D printing technology has been widely used in the field of medicine. Based on medical image data, 3D printing technology is used to make human organ model, which has great application value for surgery.

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3. Aerospace

Not long ago, the important parts of space engine have been successfully printed by 3D printer. Compared with the traditional technology, the products printed by 3D printer will reduce the cost by 30% and shorten the cycle by 40%. This will be a new journey in space field.

4. Auto parts

3D printing technology can be used to make conceptual models of automobiles in hours or days. One-time forming of complex structures can meet the needs of assembly and disassembly. In traditional manufacturing process, complex structural parts have always been the bottleneck of production technology. However, if 3D printing technology is used, it is not a problem at all. As long as there is 3D printing with exquisite material selection, the problem can be solved perfectly.

5. Education industry

The application of 3D printing technology in domestic education should be the most popular. Many colleges and universities are exploring 3D printing technology and teaching, offering 3D printing characteristic courses, and stimulating the application of 3D printing technology in education. With the development of 3D printing in the field of education, the society is more and more aware of 3D printing. It is believed that 3D printing technology will be widely used in the field of education in the future.

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In fact, the application of 3D printing technology is far more than the above five fields. If you have other views and opinions, welcome to communicate and discuss with us.

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