Introduction to 3D Printing

Every tech website and PC magazine seem to have run articles this year on 3D printing… it has now become a hot topic!

3D Printing, or “Additive Manufacturing” to give it its technical name, is a technology that involves the progressive layering of a materials to take the shape of the object being “printed”. On the more expensive 3D printer models you can also print multiple materials in one session. These materials range from liquid, paper, powder, sheets of various other materials, or filaments. This particular electronic science has been around and in use since the 1970’s, but has only recently become affordable for the home hobbyist.

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