Carbon fiber composite 3D printing 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.
3D printing technologies that are used at construction scale include extrusion (concrete/cement, wax, foam, and polymers), powder bonding (polymer bond, reactive bond, sintering) and additive welding. 3D printing in construction has a wide array of applications in the private, commercial, industrial and public sectors. Advantages of these technologies include allowing more complexity and accuracy, faster construction, lower labor costs, greater functional integration, and less waste.
Take a minute and think about what you were doing at 13 years old. If your answer is something like picking your nose and barely passing Algebra, prepare to feel very inadequate. The cyborg-glasses pictured above are a sort of DIY-Google Glass type of thing – created by a 13 year old. He 3D-printed the glasses frames and combined them with some other high-tech gear to create his very own pair for under $100.
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One of the largest growth areas in 3D printing is the replacement parts industry. One of the reasons for this is that parts can be printed on demand without the need for storing them in a warehouse. Plus, if a part is no longer manufactured, the replacement can be designed and printed fairly easily, compared to other manufacturing processes. The replacement parts industry is undergoing tremendous change because of additive manufacturing. You are now able to simply download and print a replacement part on your home 3D printer.
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.