3D PRINTING: A MANUFACTURING REVOLUTION

N.AVINASH M.ARUNKUMAR CHINMAYA BISWAL

Abstract


This is a research paper on 3D printing which has become a notable topic in today’s technological discussion. In this paper, we will look at additive manufacturing or 3D printing. We will firstly define what we mean by this term and what is so significant about it. We will delve a bit into the history. Then we shall see about the process of 3D printing and the materials used in the manufacture of 3D printed objects. We shall also see the advantages of 3D printing as compared to conventional methods of manufacturing. We shall observe the numerous applications it is being out to use today. Finally the future potential of this technology is outlined in recent years, various researchers have come with different ways and means to integrate Computer Aided Design (CAD) & Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM). Automatic feature recognition from cad solid systems highly impacts the level of integration. The main objective of any manufacturing organization is to produce high quality products at the lowest possible cost. The growing complexity of achieving the objective, with sharply rising costs and increased competition, has forced the industry to look for alternatives to the traditional approaches to design, manufacturing & management. Computer Aided Process Planning (CAPP).In this paper, we analyse the evolution of 3D printing technology, its applications and numerous social, economic, geopolitical, security and environmental consequences. We compare some of the most significant existing 3D printing solutions, taking into account the acquisition price, the technical specifications, their main advantages and limitations. Just as it happened in the past decades with the personal computers and Internet, the impact of 3-D printing will gradually increase in the future, leading to significant transformations, Redefining our everyday life, economy and society.


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Alexandru Pîrjan, 1

Dana-Mihaela Petroşanu2 Ph D, Faculty of Computer Science for Business Management, Romanian-American University.

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