What Does 3D Printing Mean? 3D printing can create a solid physical object from a digital 3 dimension model with some types of material. The process is similar to the way you would print ink on paper. Printing ink on paper is 2D printing that just print one layer material. 3D printing is an “additive” process, which means that the object is created by adding layers from bottom up, with each layer being printed on top of the last one over and over until the job is done.
Nowadays 3 dimension printer is becoming cheaper and cheaper, and work with a variety of 3D modeling programs. They are becoming popular and operable for those who want to make their own custom products and parts, like the DIY’ers. Can Ordinary People Use 3D Printer? Definitely ordinary people can use 3 dimension printer, if you are a DIY’er, a DIY 3D printer is a great choice for you. First you can buy your own DIY 3D printer to get started. You can print your own objects, components for bigger projects, or even print complex, moving objects. For example, print out broken appliance parts to get more mileage from your expensive equipment. You can even print your own smart phone case to your exacting specifications. To print these objects, you have to design the digital 3D models of them first. Or you can find someone else to design them for you if can not do it yourself.
How To Make My Idea Real Thing With DIY 3D Printer? If you do not have a DIY 3D printer, do not worry, find a company which provides 3D printing service nearby, just provide them with the digital model of the object you would like to print. They will print according to your model. Or you can purchase a DIY printer from local distributor, generally they will also provide printing material meanwhile. Then you have to assemble the printer and import the 3D model file to it, please make sure that file format of the 3D model can be supported by the printer. Finally you can start the printing process and make your idea real thing.