The Benefits Of 3D Printing

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The term 3D (3-dimensional) printing is growing in popularity. This technology was invented by a doctor Hideo Kodama in Japan, 1981(Goldberg, 2014). However, the high costs of 3D printers’ system impacted the popularization of 3D printing at that time, and it is only in the past seven years this technology has become affordable for small and medium-size enterprise and even consumers. Nowadays, 3D printer already developed into variety of forms and the applications of this technology are dramatically increasing. 3D printing is supportive technology, it significantly enhances prototyping manufacturing, and encourages design freedom in others fields. This article will describe the innovation of 3D printing, explain the basic principles, and then …show more content…
In general, 3D printing is a synonym of additive manufacturing and this technology can be used for rapid prototyping (The Technology House, 2014).The general principle of 3D printing is building 3D objects slice by slice according to a three-dimensional digital model, it includes three processes: 3D model slicing Modeling, Printing and …show more content…
The medical uses of 3D printing, including practical and potential, can be organized into several broad categories, which include: tissue and organ manufacturing; the creation of customized prostheses, implants and anatomical models; and drug research on pharmaceutical dosage forms, delivery and discovery (Klein, Lu, &Wang, 2013).There are many practical benefits. Today patience can have the customization and personalization of medical products, drugs, equipment to fit different situations. Besides that, it is cost-effectiveness, and increases productivity (Ventola, 2014). Furthermore, 3D printing has potential health benefits to humans too, such as printing human skin, which are currently discovering. Although it is used in the beauty industry, this cooperation can help burn victims and those suffering from skin disorders (Ballard, 2014). In fact, the ability to produce personalized medical solutions is one of the main advantages of 3D printing. This interdisciplinary combination encourages the development of

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