Endless Possibilities of 3D Printing

Endless Possibilities of 3D Printing

By Manufacturing Technology Insights | Friday, November 30, 2018

The revolution of 3D printing has transformed multiple industries which includes manufacturing, health, and aerospace in their recent developments. It will be tough to find an industry which is yet to be impacted by the technological developments of additive manufacturing. Very recently, it was announced that the world’s first 3D printed homes would be constructed in a town located in the Netherlands and many other stirring developments have also been reported in the news.

Concurrently, machines have started to become capable of performing various activities like cooking, printing, and serving various food items with other major developments in the healthcare industry like 3D printed prosthetic limbs. Even though this technology was originally implemented in manufacturing and aerospace to create prototypes and small parts, advances in 3D printing will eventually change the functioning of this industry forever.

There are endless possibilities in the future of 3D printing which includes 3D printing of human cells, artificial ears, and even artificial skin. However, it is a herculean task to make much of the used processes for mass production and compete with large-scale manufacturing due to its time-consuming factor and lack of availability of various parts.

It was in the news recently that a Melbourne-based company in additive manufacturing—Titomic, is said to be offering a highly advanced revolutionary process for 3D printing. In May this year, Titomic unveiled the fastest and the largest metal 3D printer. Philip Vafiadis, Chairman and Non-Executive Director at Titomic, explained to the guests how the machine would alter the size of 3D systems by using a method which has been realized for the first time. At the launch, the word Titomic was printed on a metal plate, and it also showed a bike frame that was printed within half an hour.

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