3D Printing process

3D printing is a technology which makes it possible to build real objects from virtual 3D objects. This is done by “cutting” the virtual object in 2D slices and printing the real object slice by slice. Slices are printed on top of each other and since each slice has a given thickness, e.g. 0.5mm, the real object gains volume every time a slice is added.

Key facts

  • One tool to replace them all 
  • No more limits on object shapes
  • Low cost 3D printers are coming