One of the most common fields of application for three-dimensional printing is architecture. 3D printing is used to create models of buildings of varying complexity with all pieces of infrastructure (roads, trees, lighting) and rendering prototypes.
It takes from a few minutes to a few hours to create model, which compared with usual options for model creation puts 3D-technology in advantageous position. Most often gypsum composite is used for printing: its low cost makes it even more appealing for attracts architects and designers.
Availability of 3D printing is still building up its pace, although quickly becoming a reality and showing its potential, which is almost limitless. Using the technology, specialists create archeological exhibits, complex mathematic surfaces, and even medical prostheses.
3D printing opens many promising opportunities for science, enabling to create lots of new revolutionary innovations and discoveries.
3D-printing has pride of place in gastronomy. Three-dimensional printers open up a horizon of opportunities to prepare unusual meals - it all depends on your imagination and desires only.
3D printer making food works as usual 3d printer, the only peculiarity is that cartridge is loaded with food ingredients. There are a lot of recipes stored in printer memory, so all you need to do to print the meal is simply choose the recipe needed and press the button.
Surely we can say that with the use of 3D-technology modern art is experiencing a new stage in its development. 3D-printed artworks can be found in best galleries of the world. Three-dimensional printers have become godsend both for representatives of various art forms and for art connoisseur.
Artists overcome old boundaries and are looking for new ways to express their imagination. 3D-printer can accurately render colors, texture and even the shape and style of the stroke.
Using 3D-printing scenery or its components, various objects (parts of the interior, living), models of buildings of varying complexity and many other things are created quickly and rather realistically.
Three-dimensional printing technology allows not only speeding up the process of creating scenery, but also makes it a lot cheaper.
Film "Iron Man 2" is a striking example of 3D printing use. Costume of the main character was designed in special programs, and then it was 3D printed and painted.
Medicine is one of the areas where use of three-dimensional printing has become a new impetus to large-scale changes.
Even today using 3D-printers implants, prostheses taking into account the individual characteristics of the patient, intervertebral discs, fragments of liver are made. Printing is actively used in surgery and dentistry, in 3D models creation and contouring the implant. In a long view - printing human organs and body parts.
3D-technology conquers the world of fashion. For example, to create the piece of cloth you need you should only download the design, customize it according to parameters of printer materials and print it simply pressing the button.
Today on Fashion Week models defile in shoes and dresses, printed on 3D printers. Some designers have already presented their first collection of 3D accessories that resonate with interested buyers.
Using 3D technology in education one can get visual aids that are perfect for any educational institutions (from universities to kindergartens).
3D-printing is used for modeling and production of various objects. Today with 3D printing almost all objects drawn on computer can become reality.
Also 3D-printers are environmentally friendly, do not have lasers and cutting and shaving materials.
Using 3D printers one can create toys for children of different levels of complexity, developing child's imagination, creative side and adapting child to future technologies.
At the moment, 3D printers for children have been developed; these gadgets will allow children to print toys on their own.
Not only models, food and shoes, but even transport can be 3D printed.
Thus, Chinese company Sunbird uses 3D printing in production of yachts - to model and make adjustments in sample. Parts of cars (clutch arm, steering wheel etc.), bikes and scooters are also 3D-printed today.
Enthusiasts around the world are developing the car of the future and it is projected that by 2040 it will become a real fact that people will travel by 3D-printed cars.
Invention of 3D-printers became true revolution not only in manufacturing industry but also in jewelry. Today design masters implement their ideas at a totally new level. Most people do not even imagine what jewelry 3D printer is like, but at the same time tens or even hundreds of them already own 3D-printed jewelry. Jewelry 3D-printer creates wax models of future pieces of jewelry.
In addition to printing pieces of jewelry printer can be used to manufacture press molds and further casting.
3D printing nowadays is an extremely popular and profitable business. Besides, 3D printers can make items for most various activities. Device is literally designed for business, as it allows to earn income and be involved into something interesting in a quite available way.
3D technology and ecosystem, which is building around it seems to be huge; it’s the untapped market for many projects. Specialists say that it would take couple more years for the technology to become popular among consumers, but as for business – it’s already there.
Over the latest years, many startups have been established offering the services of 3D printing of various items designed individually. Technology has many advantages and applications, covering the wide scope of industries.
Three-dimensional startups today offer great number of unbelievably interesting and promising ideas. We’ll see what we could make of it in the nearest future.
3D printers are used today not only for construction of houses, making jewellery or interior items, but also for printing animal prostheses. Technology helps veterinarians and pet adorers to save their lives.
At the moment, 3D printing already managed to make prostheses for turtles, ducks, stilts and chairs for dogs, and even “shoes” for horses. And this is far from the limit.
3D printing is widely applied by scientists, researchers and specialists from various segments for prototyping and development of innovative products which are impossible to create using any other methods.
3D printing has advanced many cutting-edge technologies in healthcare, construction, automotive engineering and aviation, food industry as well as other areas. Many experts claim that additive technologies allow us to remove previously existing limitations and increase the manufacturing efficiency substantially, in addition to product and services quality.
Many majestic achievements and breakthroughs in various industries are related to 3D printing. From stylish trends and interior design to nonoelectronics and growing of artificial organs, additive technologies have given us the huge momentum for development - namely to popular corporations, R&D centers, as well as standalone developers.
Due to modern 3D printing and scanning technologies, achievements of scientists have left even the Earth boundaries. Additive manufacturing today helps to build rockets and space probes. And another 3D printer is successfully operational at the ISS, providing all necessary details and tools to astronauts.
When it comes to high-tech, 3D printing allows us to keep and increase the scale of launching new improved products on the market, and also optimize the custom production, as 3D printers can create functional physical models and engineering prototypes within the short period of time.
In addition, 3D printing gave us a chance to reconsider the old products and improve them. Additive tech tools are nowadays being actively involved in operations at major companies and the whole industries.
ECC "Sokolniki", pavilion 2, 5-iy Luchevoy prosek, 7/1