Advantages And Disadvantages Of 3D Printing

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3.3 3D Printing 3D printing also known as “additive manufacturing” which is one of the method of manufacturing. 3D printing developed as automated method of producing prototypes at first. The basis of 3D printing is to build up the layers of material such as ceramics, plastics, or metal powder by using a computer aided design. A three dimensional product will be produced after each layer is “printed” and this is referred to “additive” process (Manners-Bell & Lyon 2014). 3.3.1 The important of 3D printing First of the importance of 3D printing is customization based on customer requirement. 3D printing are able to produce any design depends on consumers requirements which satisfied the consumers. Personalize products such as clothing or furniture, customers may bring on their design to the 3D printing shop and the items will be produce followed by customer requirements. By using 3D printing, producer may produce the product by using the material such as plastics. This will reduce the cost of manufacturing. Furthermore, traditional productions will produce the waste of materials that cannot be reused and is inefficient. This is a cost to the manufacture and takes more time to produce another product. 3D printing will design the shape of the product first and produce it according to that shape. Besides, 3D printing also helps…show more content…
First of the disadvantage is limited materials. 3D printed parts are built in additive fashion which is layer-by-layer from the ground up. Although this technology is a major breakthrough in the process, the materials that can be used is limited. For example, the selected 3D printing material is plastic, because it can be deposited in the molten layer to form the final part. The kinds of plastic vary among the likes of high-strength and high temperature materials, so part strength cannot be accurately tested in many

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