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Introduction to 3D Printing and its applications

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What is 3D printing
How is 3D printing different from traditional manufacturing
Some applications of 3D printing

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Introduction to 3D Printing:

3D printing is a process of making three dimensional solid objects from digital designs.

3D printing is a method of manufacturing known as "Additive manufacturing", because of the fact that instead of removing material to create a part, the process adds material in successive patterns to create the desired object.

Typical manufacturing techniques are known as "Subtractive Manufacturing" because the process involves removing material from a preformed block. Processes such as Milling and Cutting are subtractive manufacturing techniques which creates lot of waste. The material that is cut off generally cannot be used for anything else and is treated as scrap.

3D Printing eliminates waste since the material is placed in the location that it is needed, ...

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Solution clearly explains what 3D printing is, its advantages over traditional manufacturing and some of the popular applications of 3D printing.