The emergence of 3D printing has become a real revolution not only in industry but also in the art of jewelry. The masters of artistic compositions began to implement their ideas to a new level. Most people can not imagine what kind of device is a jewelry 3D printer, but at the same time, tens and even hundreds of them already own printed ornaments. Jewelry 3D-printer creates a wax model of the future product.
In addition to direct printing products, the printer can be used for a manufacturer of molds and subsequent casting.
3D printing has a huge impact on the fashion industry. The fashion industry constantly needs some changes and opportunities to stand out, and the 3D printing copes with this task perfectly. 3D jewelry modeling allows to accelerate the work and gives CAD designers the freedom and choice. Now they can produce garments in small batches and to continue to do until the printer does the rest.
3D printing makes it possible to produce a prototype or part, which is based on drawings or 3D models. With the help of 3D technology today everyone can get an exact copy of the 3D model, pre-selecting its physical properties and consumables. This technology is called prototyping, meaning through the use of 3D equipment in a relatively short period. You can “materialize” the prototypes of various products and devices.
Simply put, prototyping, or 3D printing is a new and unique technology that converts the 3D design in a real physical model.
Why do we need prototyping?
Prototyping is a kind of test drive, which allows you to appreciate all the disadvantages, the benefits and risks of finished products at the design stage.
This process helps to reduce the likelihood of defective products for the end user or to prevent errors before release of products into production. And, perhaps, the most important goal of prototyping is a financial savings through the reduction of the production cycle.
Prototyping is used in various spheres of activity. It allows us to effectively use innovative ideas for successful implementation of the final product.
Currently, the range of possibilities and applications of 3D printing is constantly growing.
So, what is a 3D printing?
In short, this is the construction of a real object on the pattern created on a computer 3D model. Then, a digital 3D model is stored in the STL-file format, then the 3D printer, which displays the file for printing, forms the actual product.
Printing process itself – is a series of repetitive cycles associated with the creation of 3D models.
How does a 3D printer?
The use of 3D printing is a serious alternative to traditional methods of prototyping and small batch production. 3D printer makes it possible to display 3D information and create 3D physical objects.
What is a 3d printer?
The basis of the operating principle of 3D printer is based on the principle of gradual (layering) creating of solid model. As it were “grown” from a certain material. The advantages of 3D printing to the usual, manual way of building models is high speed, simplicity and relatively low cost.
For example, to create a 3D model or any part manually can require a lot of time – from several days to months. After all, this includes not only the production process itself, but also the preliminary works. Drawings and diagrams of the future product that still does not give a complete vision of the final result.
3D technology also allows you to completely eliminate the manual labor and the need to make drawings and calculations on paper. The program allows you to see the model from all angles already on the screen. You can eliminate the revealed shortcomings that are not in the process of creation, as is the case with hand-made.
At the same time the possibility of errors inherent in manual work, is virtually eliminated.
What is a 3D printer
There are a variety of three-dimensional printing technology. The difference between them lies in the overlay layer of the product.
The most common are the SLS (selective laser plexus), DMI (superposition of layers of molten materials) and the SLA.
The most widely used due to the high rate of construction of the objects received Stereolithography or SLA technology.
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