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Friday 5 June 2020
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      A synopsis on 3D printers 

What exactly is 3D printing? 3D means a three-dimensional model. 3D printing aims at converting a digital file into a tangible three-dimensional object. You can either choose to download a file from the internet, scan an object, or even draw using CAD design software to acquire a real object. 3D printing has been a great boon in many industries such as education, medical science, aerospace, archaeology and study of fossils. It allows many industries to test the waters of new technology. 

It’s a cutting-edge technology that can actually bring an object to life! That’s no small thing. The object is produced by laying down successive layers of material until the finished product is achieved. Every single of these layers can be viewed as a finely sliced horizontal cross-section of the subsequent product in making.  

It can produce complicated and intricate shapes using a lot less material, which in turn causes less wastage. However, they are not shape shifters. Naturally, when someone sees a 3D printing machine, their imagination runs wild! Almost immediately, they start coming up with an array of object ideas that they wish to see being manifested before their very eyes. Very often, they suggest bizarre things from Sci-Fi novels that never existed before. But 3D printers are not magical devices that fly on wings. You can’t ask it to produce a Turkish delight or a replica of the Kohinoor diamond. While some printers are equipped to do just that, like all technology, it has its restrictions and constraints. 

Much like the regular printers that have varying features depending on the model, 3D printers have diverse technologies as well. Ultimately, all 3D printers are designed to bring the object to life. One of the best parts about 3D Printing is that its gender neutral and encompasses all things, right from dolls to robots to cars. It can also replicate bone matter for Science enthusiasts. 

3D printing is adept at building a prototype of pretty much anything! As such, it can very easily lead to manufacturing a chain of products. It’s a lot faster and more efficient than the traditional manufacturing process, thereby saving a colossal amount of time. Volkswagen manufacturing parts were created via 3D printing.  

Lezar 3D printing, based in Montreal Canada, creates accessories that can be used for Marketing like attractive sign boards, miniature building models, and even props for movies.