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Transcript of 3D Printing
Behind the invention
How it works
First patent application
First accepted patent application
3D System Corparation
Get your own 3D printer
The modern Frankenstein
Lars Hanger, EOS
Brought it to Europe
Companies improving the techniques
Costs less than $10 000
Available for anyone
A virtual model
CAD file - new object
3D scanner - copy of an existing object
CAD data – sliced – machine
multiple colours and colour combinations
Layer by layer
Fused deposition modelling (FDM)
Threadlike object supplies material to an extrusion tip
The tip is hot – controlled by a computer
The material hardens immediately when it comes out of the tip
Models for complicated surgeries
Roland was born with a defective heart; now he is as healthy as any other child
Custom designed prosthetic
Build one yourself!
Only 599,99 or more!
DIY Reprap, ca €500
...Or wait for a very bright future!!!
Lixpen, not yet available
+reduces amount of waste
+can create more complex shaped things
+no production lines
+good for new creators
-not so effective
-risk of piracy