What does 3D printing stand for?

additive manufacturing
3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing, is a method of creating a three dimensional object layer-by-layer using a computer created design. 3D printing is an additive process whereby layers of material are built up to create a 3D part. As a result, 3D printing creates less material wastage.

What is 3D PLA?

Polylactic Acid, commonly known as PLA, is one of the most popular materials used in desktop 3D printing. It is the default filament of choice for most extrusion-based 3D printers because it can be printed at a low temperature and does not require a heated bed.

What is 3D technology?

1. Technologies which utilizes 3D visual appearances to create real-life or different virtual experiences. Such experiences range from overlap of technology to completely immersive reality devices.

Why 3D printing is important?

3D printing is useful to architects for creating mockups and to mechanics for creating tools. 3D printing is an innovation which fuels more innovation. 3D printing is inexpensive prosthetics, creating spare parts, rapid prototyping, creating personalized items and manufacturing with minimum waste.

What is PLA used for?

The material properties of PLA makes it suitable for the manufacture of plastic film, bottles and biodegradable medical devices, including screws, pins, plates and rods that are designed to biodegrade within 6 to 12 months). PLA can be used as a shrink-wrap material since it constricts under heat.

Is PLA plastic safe?

According to JMU 3SPACE classroom, the scientists discovered that “PLA is Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) when used in contact with food.” Their results are published in the 1995 issue (volume 33) of the Food and Chemical Toxicology Journal.

What are the uses of 3D technology?

Manufacturing & Engineering

  • Automobiles. The automotive industry has been tapping the potential of 3D printing for decades already.
  • Jewelry. 3D printing is instigating a design revolution in jewelry.
  • Onshoring.
  • Spare & Replacements Parts.
  • Aerospace.
  • Glasses and Eyewear.
  • Shoes.
  • Fashion and Smart Clothing (On the Horizon)

Who invented 3D technology?

Chuck Hull
3D printing/Inventors

Charles Hull is the inventor of stereolithography, the first commercial rapid prototyping technology commonly known as 3D printing. The earliest applications were in research and development labs and tool rooms, but today 3D printing applications are seemingly endless.