3D Printing: The Future of Manufacturing

3D Technology is not a new thing for Indonesia. Incredible technology development in the past few years has brought 3D technology beyond visual experience in movies, for example.Photo courtesy of Autodesk3D printing is the process of making three-dimensional solid objects from a digital template. After designing an object with specific  software, users can input the file to a 3D printer for the production process.

A 3D printer reads a digital model much the way a regular printer reads a Word or PDF document. Instead of laying down ink or toner onto a piece of paper, a 3D printer lays down successive layers of material—most commonly plastic, metal or ceramics — until a three-dimensional object emerges.

The combination of these two technologies — 3D design software and 3D printers — means that it is easier than ever for companies of all sizes, even individuals, to take an idea for a product and turn it into a physical object.

In developed countries such as the US, 3D printing has benefited many industries, from fashion and architecture, to medical, defense and automotive sectors.

Not only do they empower manufacturers in producing precise mock-up models in a shorter time period and at lower cost, 3D printing can publish a final product.

 

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Source: thejakartaglobe.com

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