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What Is 3D Printing? – Working, Types, Software, Process of Printing

3D printing technology is a widely used technique. It creates objects by printing layers in a predefined manner.

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Hello and welcome. As you are here, you may be interested in knowing how the 3D printing process works and how many types of 3D printing processes are available in the market. 

If this is your motto then you are at the right place. 3D printing is the process of creating a three-dimensional solid object from digital data.  

Today 3D printing machines can be seen not only making small objects like toys but also designing things that can be used against the battle of Covid. 

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3D Printing

In 3D printing, the first step is to convert the real image into digital data and there are lots of 3D printing software available in the market to do so. Using that 3D printing software, we can create digital data of the real object.  

The Digital data which has been created by the 3D printing software is known as the 3D model. 

This 3D model is then given to a 3D printing machine. After getting the 3D model of the object, the 3D printer starts designing the object. 

 Casting Manufacturing Process 

In the casting object manufacturing process, The molds are created for the object being designed and then the material used to design the object is melted and poured into those molds and kept for cooling.  

Once the material cools, the mold is removed and we get the required size item. 

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Casting 3D Printing

The process in which the mold is used to design the object is known as the casting manufacturing process. 

Additive Manufacturing process. 

This commodity manufacturing process by adding materials is the latest technology that is being adopted by many companies. 

The 3D printer is the most appropriate example of this manufacturing process. 

In this process, the material being used to design the object is melted, dispersed, liquefied and poured layer by layer into the manufacturing stage and repeats this process until the product is manufactured.  

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Additive 3D Printing Process

The 3D printing technique is known as Additive Manufacturing (AM). It creates objects by adding layers upon layers. 

Using 3D printing technology, you can easily design complex objects. Not only this, but this technique also saves a lot of material.  

However, some materials are also wasted in the 3D printing process. But if the 3D model is designed properly, the material wastage can be prevented. 

In this section we learned the different types of object manufacturing techniques that are available in the market, In the next section of this blog, we will learn the working of 3D printing.  

How Does 3D Printing Work? 

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How does 3D Printing Work?

1. 3D Model

Any 3D printing process begins with a 3D model. These 3D models can be created using a computer-aided design (CAD) software package. Below I have mentioned some names of software that you can use to design a 3D model. 

  1. Fusion 360 
  2. Autodesk Inventor 
  3. SolidWorks 
  4. Catia 

Which is the best 3D printing software for 3D printing?  

The above mentioned are 3D printing software that are used for designing the 3D model but which one to choose this question might be in your mind.  

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