Curious what is 3D printing? It’s a process which allows three dimensional objects to be created, by using a digital file and a materials printer. It works similarly to regular paper printing of images. The technology uses additive manufacturing to add layer after layer of material, creating the object from the grounds up.
The technology has evolved quickly since 2003 and there are a number of 3D printers available for sale these days. The price of these 3D printers keeps going down and a few companies are trying to create a model that is cheap enough and small enough to be used by regular consumers. 3D printing technology can prove useful in all kinds of fields, including industrial design, jewelry, engineering, footwear, dental industries, education and so on. The list of fields which could be influenced by 3D printing is huge.
In the photo above you can see the original item which was scanned with a 3D scanner. A 3D printer was then used to create the figurine on the right, the material used being a resin.