Welcome to the world of 3D printing! This is our inaugural blog post, and I want you to know that you're in for a treat!
3D printing is a very nebulous topic. Most people have heard of it, but may not know what it really means. In a nutshell, there is traditional manufacturing where you have a large piece of material and you cut out a product from that material. This leaves behind wasted material and more work to get rid of that waste. With 3D printing, or additive manufacturing, that same material is melted and layered one layer at a time one on top of the other until the entire object is made!
At the end of the day,it's just another way to build things!
Snooze-fest 2015, right?! I'm proud of you for getting through that! I wanted to give you the basic rundown of what this technology does so as to demystify the whole printing process. Now that you know how simple this technology really is, let's get into the FUN stuff!
When you think of the word "custom", what comes to mind? I think of something that is tailor-made specifically for me, just the way I want it, down to the most minuscule of details. Do you think the same thing? If so, do you EVER get a product that way? I literally never do. The main reason for that is there are no options to have something TRULY customized.
With 3D printing, product design and innovation are only limited by your imagination and the size of the printer you are using!
Do you want a phone case with a picture of your children engraved in the case along with their name?
Do you want table centerpieces for your wedding to look a specific way but can't find a way to make it?
Do you have an invention that you can only envision on paper because it's too expensive to get a prototype?
Are you a graphic designer that wants to see and feel your digital creations?
Do you want to design jewelry and have it look exactly like it does in your head down to the very last detail?
3D printing is one of the only ways to make these visions a reality. This is what really attracted us to this technology in the first place. It is so versatile. It can be used to create something your child needs for a school project or it can be used to manufacture prosthetics for hospital patients! The potential is limitless, and we cannot wait to show you what we have in store!