Typography originated in the Tang Dynasty of China. Later, the Song Dynasty Bi Sheng invented the “Live Character Printing”, which greatly accelerated the speed of cultural communication, and then spread to Europe, accelerating the process of historical development. In today’s society, printing has been greatly developed. It is more than just printing text. The “3D printing technology” that can print real objects has been widely used.
The so-called 3D printing technology is a kind of Based on a digital model file, a technique of constructing an object by layer-by-layer printing using a bondable material such as powdered metal or plastic. Simply put, the previous printing technology was flat, while the 3D printing technology printed the three-dimensional. At present, 3D technology has been widely used in the fields of automotive, aerospace, medical, civil engineering and industrial design.
- Automotive field
Using 3D printing technology to manufacture automotive parts can save production costs, increase production speed, and save more than 40% of production cycle. Therefore, metal laser sintering three-dimensional printing technology is used to process metal parts, and various alloy materials are selected as raw materials for 3D printing, thereby simplifying the processing process and improving production efficiency.
In addition, the use of 3D printing technology can achieve lightweight manufacturing. The use of alloy materials to manufacture automotive parts can achieve production that is difficult to achieve in traditional manufacturing. Because energy saving and emission reduction has always been a problem in the automotive industry and transportation, it is necessary to reduce the weight of the car. The basis for reducing the weight of the car is to reduce the weight of the parts. 3D printing technology can solve this problem.
Shrink the development cycle of new aerospace equipment. With 3D printing technology and other information technology, it is only three years to develop a new fighter. Coupled with the technology’s high flexibility, high-performance flexible manufacturing features, and the rapid prototyping of complex parts, will shine in the aerospace industry.
Improve material utilization, save expensive strategic materials, and reduce manufacturing costs. The great waste of materials means that the machining process is complicated and the production time period is long. If it is a technical part that is difficult to process, the processing cycle will increase significantly, and the manufacturing cycle will be significantly extended, resulting in an increase in manufacturing costs. Therefore, metal 3D printing technology, as a near-net forming technology, can be put into use with only a small amount of subsequent processing, and the material utilization rate reaches 60%, sometimes even more than 90%.
- Medical Fields
3D printing technology can provide a more complete and personalized solution for the medical biotechnology industry; bio 3D printing technology will promote the research of artificial living tissues and organs in the field of regenerative medicine. In terms of personalized solutions, typical applications include 3D surgical pre-planning models, surgical guides, 3D printed implants, and rehabilitation medical devices such as prostheses and hearing aids. In the field of regenerative medicine, researchers have made remarkable progress in the use of bio-3D printing technology to cultivate artificial organs.
There is also a great application in clinical medicine. If the patient’s bones and joints are seriously damaged, 3D printing technology can only transplant the defective part to achieve precise medical treatment and reduce the risk of surgery.
3D printing technology is quietly serving us. Maybe you don’t know much about this technology. I hope this article will give you a basic understanding of 3D printing technology, let us continue to enjoy 3D. Printing technology brings us a more advanced experience!