The printing industry is changing with the emergence of the first 3D printers. Printing of everyday objects relief becomes a reality and should spread gradually.
3D printing, how does it work?
Many science fiction movies, Star Trek in particular, we have dangled the idea of being able to create objects out of nothing, just using a “synthesizer”. We’re not there yet, but 3D printing opens up new possibilities. The principle is very simple since it is print objects made embossed beforehand using a computer. Note that image banks of3D objects appeared on the Internet for less creative that does not maitriseraient drawing software in three dimensions.
The object is printed layer by layer. While most tests have to make plastic objects, it is also possible to print on other materials such asmetal, the ceramics, the wood, the resin and even precious metals.The results are impressive realism. Among the already printed three-dimensional objects, one can find toys like Lego reproductions or figurines of Star Wars, jewelry, accessories for smartphones, spare parts for household appliances. The organ printing is also tested.
When is democratization?
If today 3D printers are not yet on the shelves of stores, their printer Faqs could be very soon in view of the many projects that are emerging on participatory platforms like Kickstarter. The first models have a price between 2000 and 3500 euros. However, some projects are much more reasonable. This is particularly the case of the Buccaneer whose marketing costs could be around $ 350. Note that the more impatient to test 3D printers will go through specialized companies such asSculpteo . Allow 25 euros for a smartphone shell, five euros for a figurine and ten euros for a door handle to replace