Put simply, 3d printing is a process in which solid 3-dimensional objects are created from a digital file, using a 3d printer.
Imagine a standard paper printer. You input paper and ink catridges into the printer. You open up your word document and press print. The final product is a beautiful coloured map detailing how to get to that bar tonight(well before smart phones were invented!)
Now replace the paper and ink catridges with raw materials and glue. And replace the word document with a digital file. When the smart geek presses that print button, the 3d printer collects the information from the digital file to print a solid 3-dimensional object.
How does this happen you say? Is it magic? No, it’s the next revolution. Let us explain. A 3d printer creates an item through a series of layers as it prints back and forth. Each layer (comprised of the material you select) is laid down successively, one after another, and glued together until the 3dimensional product is created.
Unbelievable, right? Yes, we are also just as impressed as you are!