Industries

Aerospace

Alongside automotive, aerospace is an industry where 3D Printing is believed to replace traditional production processes. Additive printing provides the means of creating complex aircraft elements as a whole, without the need to produce and assemble numerous small components.

This innovation will allow the aerospace industry to manufacture lighter equally durable but considerably cheaper products than those made of metal. In the process of modern airplane production, as a way to reduce the mass of used materials, metal parts are substituted with plastics ones. The use of 3D Print enables the change in airplane construction to make it optimal in use as well as production.

In time, additive printing technology, currently used mainly in rapid prototyping, will become an important support in small-lot production and manufacturing fully functional components.

Architecture

Single-handed creation of precise mockup of designed objects is immensely time-consuming. It is also proving to be impossible due to original form of contemporary architectural conception. The innovation of 3D Printing technology is becoming an indispensable and widely popular part of precise mockup production.

The use of additive printing in the process of architectural idea materialization makes it easy to realize, previously impossible to create and demonstrate, lumps and sophisticated shapes.

The use of 3D Print makes the conceptual work easier and becomes an indispensable tool of designers’ work. Especially those interested in the proper form of design presentation, allowing them to obtain the approval of potential investors.

Automotive

Automotive industry has been striving to substitute commonly used metals with high quality polymer and composite materials. Three-dimensional prints are characterized by high endurance to being stretched or bent and during shock loading. They are often used as alternatives to elements made of iron, lead or titanium.

Until recently the most common use of 3D Print technology in automotive industry has been in the process of rapid prototyping of models serving as basis for testing parts. Today additive printing is an important support in small-lot production and the production of fully functional components.

For many producers 3D Printing has become an essential tool for enhancing the quality of production process, creating and testing new solutions as well as more efficient assembly of mechanical vehicles.

Design

The use of 3D Print in design presents immense opportunities to turn unusual ideas into real objects. Creative use of additive printing makes the appearance of original and at the same time functional objects more common. Some of which may have never been created if it hadn’t been for the use of 3D Print in prototyping.

The ability to check the functionality, proportion and ergonomic based on the prototype created with the use of 3D Printers shortens the realization time and reduces the number of amendments significantly.

Everyday use objects, new lines of jewellery, gadgets, furniture, decorative elements, appearing worldwide, are merely the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the possible use of 3D Printing. Today, it is out in the open, that the only limits for the use of 3D Print is solely designer’s imagination.

Education

Constant pursuit of creativity, living up to the potential and the support of boundless passion for creation are today’s challenges of the education process. The use of modern technologies, primarily 3D Print, in the process of educating children and teenagers, presents vast possibilities to convert the information from the books into actual physical objects that can be touched and examined.

The ability to transform unusual ideas into real designs with the use of 3D Printer is, without a doubt, tremendous support of art subject teaching. The technology is used at universities with technical and medical profiles, it is also an aid in teaching biology, chemistry and physics.

The use of additive printing in education is a remarkable opportunity to follow the path of innovation and create solutions ideal for upcoming future. Thanks to 3D Printing innovation can now be stimulated.

Foundry

In a mold creation process it is of high importance to use a physical model, which in turn is sprinkled with molding compound, suffused with silicone or clay. Many producers are beginning to substitute the conventional, time-consuming and costly method of creating not a very precise model, with 3D Printing technology.

With the use of additive printing, it is possible to omit, or considerably reduce steps taken in the process of preparing a model with traditional use of CNC machines. At the same time, it is faster, cheaper, and most importantly, it creates the possibility to create more precise objects.

3D Print accelerates the entire process of production by eliminating time-consuming mold preparation. Models produced in the fused filament fabrication method are characterized by high mechanical strength and the simplicity of further processing.

Medicine

According to experts additive manufacturing is one of the techniques that will revolutionize the world of medicine. It is already used to aid the creation of dental crowns, bone parts, blood vessels and hip-joints prosthetics.

This type of prints enhance the preparation for surgery, even if they are not used in the procedure. More and more surgeons choose to practise on 3D Printed models in preparation for a complicated operation.

3D Print is also used in aesthetic surgery, prosthetics and transplantation. With the use of 3D Prints it is possible to create perfectly fitted tooth crown, lighter and more hygienic cast counterpart as well as innovative bone prosthetics, enabling the substitution of body pars damaged in accidents or complications caused by cancer.