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3D Printing is one of the most rapidly growing industries in the world and is shaping the future of manufacturing! 3D printing has revolutionized the rapid prototyping process and this is just the beginning.
What used to be very complex to manufacture using conventional methods (machining, welding, casting, molding etc.) is now easily achievable, as 3D printing has no limitations.
3D printing is an additive manufacturing process that creates 3D objects from a digital model. The object is created by laying down successive layers of material. It is unlike any other manufacturing processes such as drilling, cutting, molding etc. that depend on material removal for manufacturing.
3D printing and prototyping process and services
3D printing as commonly practised is based on stereolithography, which is a laser-based process that works with polymer resins that react with a laser beam to cure and form a solid.
It has become a very precise and accurate process having print accuracy in the thousandths of an inch (0.001″). The polymer resin is contained in a vat that is held by a movable structure.
The laser beam is then directed in the X-Y axes across the resin. The resin hardens precisely where the laser beam hits during the motion. After every layer is complete, the vat is moved to a location where it adds another layer of resin in the Z- axis. This process is repeated until the object is complete.
The motion information of the laser is supplied to the 3D printer by the STL file. STL file format is the primary file format for 3D printing. There is, therefore, need to convert whichever file format of the numerous 3D CAD software file types into STL format so that you can print out your object.
Some 3D CAD software products are capable of converting their file formats to STL format, but some of them are not able to. J – CAD Inc. can convert your files into STL and create your 3D files for 3D printing.
Listen to our CEO Jason discussing 3D printing with Jeff from 3D Masterminds: