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Sunday, November 19, 2017

What is the industry of 3d printing?

3D Printing Industry


Industry. Stratasys 3D printing industry applications range from Aerospace design to Health Care. Select an industry segment below to learn how PolyJet and FDM Technology is used by businesses like yours to design faster and be more innovative.


The worldwide 3D printing industry is expected to grow from $3.07B in revenue in 2013 to $12.8B by 2018, and exceed $21B in worldwide revenue by 2020. As it evolves, 3D printing technology is destined to transform almost every major industry and change the way we live, work, and play in the future.
Source: Wohlers Report 2015
The 3D printing industry encompasses many forms of technologies and materials. When most people think of 3D printing they are thinking of a simple desktop FDM printer but that’s not the entire picture. 3D printing can be divided into metal, fabrics, bio and a whole host of other industries. For this reason, it’s important to see it as a cluster of diverse industries with a myriad of different applications.
In the first half of 2017, Sculpteo’s state of 3D printing reported its uses in industrial sectors as:
  • Consumer Goods (17%)
  • Industrial Goods (17%)
  • High Tech (13%)
  • Services (9%)
  • Healthcare sectors (7%)

How to slice and cut stl files 3D Model to 3D Printer

You will have to prepare a 3D model before it is ready to be 3D printed. This is what they call slicing. Slicing is dividing a 3D model into hundreds or thousands of horizontal layers and needs to be done with slicing software.
Sometimes a 3D model can be sliced from within a 3D modeling software application. It is also possible that you are forced to use a certain slicing tool for a certain 3D printer.
When your 3D model is sliced, you are ready to feed it to your 3D printer. This can be done via USB, SD or Wi-Fi. It really depends on what brand and type 3D Printer you have. When a file is uploaded in a 3D printer, the object is ready to be 3D printed layer by layer.
 

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