By: Olutunde Rasheedat Oluwatosin
The 3D printing is a technology that is used to print/forge out a digital design into a solid life product.3D printing is any of various processes in which material is joined or solidified under computer control to create a three-dimensional object with the material being added together and is used in both rapid prototyping and additive manufacturing.
The 3D printing machine isn’t a new technology, but we are just beginning to see the scope of its description in Nigeria.
The creation of a 3D printed object is achieved using additive processes by laying down successive layers of material until the object is created
Each and every one of us can create our own physical product based on our custom design i.e. our 2D design which we design on our PC to a physical product .even the James Bond’s Aston Martin which was crashed in the movie was a 3D printed product
Advantages of 3D Printing
- 3D printing can be used for mass production of the manufacturing part
- Useful for students in all part of the department
- Can be used to earn extra income
- Can be used to make prototypes of many parts in vehicle e.g. brake robot, shift knobs etc.
- Print fashionable button and other accessories in fashion
- Ceramic printing
3D printing technology is high technology that has many benefits like faster production, easily accessible, Better quality, Cost-effectiveness, can be used to provide unlimited shapes and geometry
3D printing enables you to turn a concept into reality faster than you can imagine. The product is built quickly and cheaply. This technology will no doubt continue to transform every industry, changing the way we work and live in the future.