What is 3D printing? 3D printing is a process of making three-dimensional solid objects from a digital file. It can be used to make anything from jewelry to scientific models.
History of 3D Printing
In 1984, Charles Hull invented stereolithography. His 3D Systems company released the world’s first stereolithography (SLA) machine three years later, the SLA-1. The excellence of this machine is that it allowed for the layer-by-layer fabrication of complicated items in a fraction of the time it would ordinarily take. Over 60 patents were subsequently applied for this technology. Hull is also known as the godfather of the rapid prototyping campaign and invented the STL file format, which remains popular today. In addition, more than 30 years of research and development have gone into making 3D printing better.
The first 3D printers cost up to hundreds of thousands of dollars. Nowadays, while the prices are no longer exorbitant, the technology is gradually becoming more advanced and better. Continuous improvements have helped and met with strong developments in design, manufacturing, and other industries, saving them high expenses. For example, scientists and doctors have co-created miniature kidneys, complex prosthetics, and bio-engineered organs. Hence, the need for customization of medical devices – bioprinting is also a promising area for the future. At the same time, scientists from British universities piloted the first 3D-printed unmanned aircraft in the world. Beyond the high-tech industry, products with 3D printed components are commonplace in everyday life.
Technology of 3D Printing
Currently, the Hekka platform is collaborating with CDiscount to sell multi-functional 3D printers less than $500. Artillery Genius Pro 3D Printer independently develops a 32-bit motherboard that boasts high running speed and strong scalability. In addition, the product has exquisite body dimensions (220mm*220mm*250mm print space) and a simple, innovative appearance. At the same time, the integrated cable design, the high level of integration, the stable performance, and the convenient follow-up maintenance all allow people to create unlimited dreams in a precious creative space.
Meanwhile, the Hekka platform also sells separately a 3D printer with a 3-axis linked structure, boasting higher movement speeds. It has a high-strength lattice composite coating, fast heating, and no warping. Its features of technology, like smooth feeding, no drawing, and more powerful extrusion, can be widely applied in the fields of toys, construction, furniture, education, medical and daily necessities.
Future of 3D Printing
In the future, automotive, medical, aerospace, construction, and scientific research are some of the most common industries where 3D printing is employed, and 3D printing applications will continue to be expanded. We can forecast the obvious advantages in terms of manufacturing freedom and raw material utilization. Because the technology of 3D printing often provides people with the flexibility to change according to their specific demands, making lots of prototypes inexpert, nicely, and quickly. Most importantly, the location of the factory and the manufacturer will no longer be an issue for designers. The possibilities are endless with 3D printing and the future looks bright!