Although 3D printing has covers automotive, aerospace, consumer goods, healthcare, education, architecture design, toys and other fields, but due to the limitations of printing materials, product stays at the model level. That is to say, at present the advantage of 3D printing technology mainly is to shorten the time of the design phase, make the designer's model to implement more convenient. , for example, in the traditional manufacturing process, no matter what industry, the designer's drawings, need to be broken down into individual elements, to open mould, and then assembled, its drawback that cost cycle is long. When the designer to adjust the model, it is the same steps again again, the cycle. And with 3D printing, the designer's drawings can quickly become real things, and then open mold, large-scale mass production. The meaning of 3D printing technology, the time cost savings of more lies in the design.
3D auto parts “Once the extensive use of 3D printing technology, auto production of traditional production mold link can be entirely replace, production cycle and cost is expected to be collapsed.” Domestic auto industry, a senior analyst pointed out that in the new car quantity antenatal, development of a large number of mold time-consuming and expensive, and if the use of 3D printing production mold, is expected to make the automobile manufacturing process achieve the fast and good.
Architectural design 3D printing architecture is built by 3D printing technology building, made up of a giant 3D extrusion machinery, gear extrusion head used to create our house foundation and the wall, directly produce building, the project has won NASA and the U.S. military support and funding. In January 2013, a Dutch architect has said they want to use 3D printing technology to construct a building, the project is expected to be finished in 2014.
Toys 3D print model is the use of CAD auxiliary design software, in computer aided design, AutoDesk AutoCAD start-up is a powerful software function, scope of application is very wide, the general construction drawing design, mechanical, electronic, etc, can be competent, is the vast majority of the engineering design personnel need to master. Common 3D print model is STL file format.
Daily consumer goods At present, the 3D printing has not only exists in the industry, parts and other fields of hard objects. If you can imagine: household decoration of a cap lamp, a vase is by 3D printing? Coming in the fashion runway, models of the bracelet is 3D printing products with high heels? These lifestyle products are currently with 3D printing to show in front of people.
Industrial design 3D printing is a kind of the innovation of the application of computer software to complete the design. Through the foundation design, print function for innovation. Traditional way of printing, three-dimensional, through 3D design, computer software to realize 3D printing physical design.
Education In recent years，3D printing more and more used in the field of education. With the further development of intelligent manufacturing mature, new information technology, control technology, material technology has been widely used in the field of manufacturing, such as 3D? Printing will be into a higher level. 3D? The development of printing technology will embody the trend of motors, intelligent, generalization and facilitation.