3d Printer Research Paper

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Imagine living in 1439, the printing press was just created, the first ever invention capable of mass producing a form of literature. Now fast forward to the 20th century, fax machines and ink printers are the new thing. Everyone had one whether it be in their office or home. But the question still lingered, “How can it be possible to print something in a 3D format?” Well fast forward to the present, the question has been answered. The 3D Printer was invented. Some may say “3D PRINTER?!?!?! HOW CAN THAT BE POSSIBLE?!”
It’s very possible, and it has many elaborate steps and complicated building and operation processes. 3D printing also has many real world uses for instance in the medical field, military use, or just everyday civilian use. In the eyes of many the 3D printer is the most technologically advanced invention ever conceived. But how did the first 3D printer come about? What was the need for a 3D printer anyway? And most of all how does a 3D printer even work? There are fairly simple answers to each of these questions.
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You must first have a 3D printing program such as K-3D or LeoCad. The other aspect you have to have is a 3d printer of course. The first step to printing is creating a digital model of the thing you would like to replicate in computer-aided design software such as the two listed above. This software will also give you helpful tips and hints if you get stuck as they are very user friendly programs. The second step would be converting the CAD drawing into STL format or standard tessellation language. This is the file format that was created for 3D printing way back in 1987 used by a sterolithography apparatus machine but has been modified for the 3D printers of today. The third step on the digital side of the process is to transfer the STL file to the AM machine. This is where you manipulate these size and angles and dimensions of the object you are about to

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