Wednesday, April 21, 2010

3D Printing - Yes, there is such a thing!

3D printing is a form of additive manufacturing technology where a three dimensional object is created by successive layers of material. 3D printers are generally faster, more affordable and easier to use than other additive manufacturing technologies. 3D printers offer product developers the ability to print parts and assemblies made of several materials with different mechanical and physical properties in a single build process. Advanced 3D printing technologies yield models that closely emulate the look, feel and functionality of product prototypes.

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ZCorp manufactures these machines.

1 comment:

  1. For designers, seeing and touching design prototypes dramatically can change the way they work and reduce time to market. Companies that have switched from handmade or outsourced 3d modelling to inhouse 3D Printing have seen drastic reductions in cost and creation time from months to a couple weeks!