Kevlar 3D printing company latest news. 3D printing is a relatively new technique in the manufacturing world. Let’s start with some examples, focusing on 3D printing applications in the modern world.
Traditional manufacturing is the most cost-effective at large volumes. In situations where a product is not going to be mass produced, 3D printing (aka ‘additive manufacturing’ in manufacturing circles) is ideal as it allows for the relatively inexpensive production of a product in much smaller volumes or on a case-by-case basis. In this same vein, advances in rapid prototyping (RP) technology has also given rise to the development of materials and processes, such as Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) and Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS) that are suitable for the manufacture of the final version of a product, not just its prototype. This is called Rapid Manufacturing.
Fashion is often on the cutting edge, so it’s no surprise it’s started to pick up on 3D printing applications. What’s cool about the one above, though, is that you can use the software and materials to create an awesome printed design and then sew it on to an existing piece of clothing – it’s a really neat DIY and customizable twist. Some of the following projects are incredible with people creating everything from food to fashion to actual human body parts. Read on for our picks of the coolest projects.
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Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF) or Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM), is a 3D printing process that uses a strand of plastic filament that is extruded through the heated nozzle. This technology is the most popular of all of the 3D printing technologies due to the fact that it is simple to implement and can create very high-quality products. It is a technology that has been around since the early 1990s, and is a process that was developed by S. Scott Crump, and commercialized and marketed under the trademark abbreviation FDM by Stratasys Inc. With the expiration of the original patent, there was an increased interest, initially by hobbyists and enthusiasts, to develop the technology for both professionals and consumers. Today, there are hundreds of printers using this technology that range in price from only a few hundred dollars on up.
Geoff is an industrial designer with ten years of product development service and mechanical design experience. He received his bachelors degree in Industrial Design from Philadelphia University, and has Solidworks and additive manufacturing certifications.