3d Printer Essay

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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.
Printing came about in 1439 when Johannes Gutenberg created the printing press. It used oil based
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Each 3D printer on the market has different settings and can change to the wants and needs of the operator. Tasks on the setup include refilling the polymer that makes the object, adding a tray to support the foundation of the object being printed, or adding material to form a temporary water-soluble support that can dissolve after use. Step number five is the build stage of the process. The machine receives all the information form the computer and processes it and starts to work its magic. The machine creates the object in layers of polymer. Going back and forth raising about 0.1 mm in height each time the printing head goes by. Based on the size of the object being printed and the amount of difficulty, the job could take minutes, hours or even days to

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