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3D printing

An insight into the world of 3D Printing

Shaan Pattni

on 22 April 2014

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Transcript of 3D printing

How It Works
Future Potential of
3D Printing
Baumhaus Project
A run through
Current Status
3D Printing
The Next Revolution?
How will 3D Printing change the future?
How It Works
Current Status
Future Potential
Ethics and Dangers
Complementary to conventional
manufacturing techniques
Cost Effective
-Saves up to 90% use of raw material.
-Low Carbon Footprint
-'Pulled' by end customer demand.
-Short lead time.
-Lower fixed costs for producers.
-Lower risks.
-Cheaper R&D.
-Growth in the market and increased competition.
-Falling prices from both producer and consumer perspective.
Structural change in the
Environmental Impact
-Lowers cost of entry into any industry
Provide low barriers to entry for
start-up businesses
-20 common household items chosen

-Buying these items online cost between $312-$1944
compared to $18 using a 3D printer.

Economic analysis by Prof. Joshua Pearce of Michigan Tech. U
Future Downsides
3 Steps
Where is 3D Printing Today?
In Your Home
Get it at Staples
Inside of You
3D Printed organs, tissue, bones
Once organs can be “blueprinted” whole body parts can be printed
In Space
3D print tools and spare parts
By 2020 NASA will be printing Solar Panels and other large parts
Students in the College of Engineering have constructed a working 3D printer
Other departments using 3D printers for model construction
Step 1
Have a 3D printer scan the object onto a computer
Download the design from the internet onto a computer
The Result:
The digital make up of the object is on the computer
Copyright Infringement
Black Markets
Step 2
Step 1
The computer takes this digital object and begins slicing it into 2D pieces
The Result
The 3D printer interprets these pieces as “layers”
Step 3
With these layers of data, the 3D printer starts to print plastic layers one on top of the other until the object is formed (additive process)

The Result: Your object
So What's The Big Deal?
3D Printers can use any material.
3D Printing
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