How does 3D Printing work?
Why is it important?
- Any Shape
- 3D Printing allows any shape to be made into a real object as long as it is made on the 3D design. This allows people to make shapes and designs that have never been made before because it was too difficult using traditional methods of molding, cutting, drilling, etc.
- Some ideas of what to make: http://www.aniwaa.com/what-can-i-print-in-3d/
- Any Material
- Any material can also be used with different 3D printers. The most common material is plastic, but materials such as metal and ceramic are also available.
- Some materials that you can print in right now: http://i.materialise.com.sg/materials ARC Hub PNH is a reseller for i.materialise so if you need to 3D print an item in something other than plastic, please email email@example.com
- Other materials that are being researched now, but may not be available for the public: https://static-ssl.businessinsider.com/image/540f357decad045139dc85eb-1200-1997/bi_graphics_3dprinting.png
- Send Files Anywhere
- Digital files can be sent anywhere or downloaded online so that the same objects can be made anywhere without having to ship them. As long as both people have a 3D printer, they can essentially send real objects to each other. Where to download 3D files: http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/download-free-stl-3d-models/
How can you use 3D printing?
Ki Chong Tran
Ki Chong Tran was born in Los Angeles, Califronia in the United States to Chinese- Cambodian parents. Ki Chong attended the University of California San Diego graduating with a degree in International Economics and went on to work in the Aerospace industry for nearly 4 years. While working in the aerospace industry, he learned about 3D printing and its great potential to change the way we make almost everything.