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 Why I pick this topic?

In 2015 the 3D printing was hot topic in every news and is still continuing to capture the media attention throughout the world.Either it was news of 3D printing making medicine pills or news of scientist developing 3D food printer that can cook our food, the news spread expeditiously in the world. I had watch 3D movie, I got chance to experience 4D theatre but I have never imagined the 3D printer before it actually evolved. I had feeling of excited and surprised when I heard for the first time about the 3D printing and the use of it. At the same time, it made me think that we are really advancing into technology world and what kind of new technology our next generation would be able to see and use. The various use of 3D printer in different aspect of life such as healthcare, manufacturing, education and engineering made me force to pick it as my topic for this capstone. Designer widely used 3D printer in automobile company and also in fashion industry. In the school and university, the 3D printing will bring huge differences whether it is use in math, geology, history, and art topic. It will let student to learn and experience the real world things into their study. However, 3D printing has yet not make a huge impact because the technology is relatively new and also lack of knowledge of the technology by the decision maker. So my main goals for taking 3D as my topic for this project is to spread more information about 3D printing through my project.

New technology is important to us; you know Why?

To start with the answer for why the new technology is so important to our society, just look around and we will know why it is important. Whether we are working or taking rest, everywhere and every second of time we are surrounded by technology and always using it. Thanks to technology it made our world smaller and safe, bring closer among different background of culture and the people, and the availability of whatever and whenever you wanted to eat varieties of foods. Look back at just 15 years from now when I was at the age of five or six, I could barely see the people with mobile phone in their hand. The only thing I could see was the big home phone or huge satellite phone.Click here to read more

 

 The evolution of 3D Printing

 Past, present and future status of 3D Printing

It goes back to May 1980ís when Dr Kodama in Japan filed very first patent application for 3D printing. Rapid prototyping technology was term used to called for 3D printing at that time because, the processes were originally conceived as a fast and more cost-effective method for creating prototypes for product development within industry. Click here to read more

 

How 3D Printer work???

††††††††††††††† The best way to understand how 3D printing works is to understand the various technologies involved.All 3D printer doesnít use the same base technology, but they all accomplish the same basic tasks. Some of the technologies involved in 3D printer are discussed in brief below: Click here to read

 

 TimeLine of 3D printer

1980: Dr Kodama in Japan filed for first patent application for Rapid prototype technology, in May 1980.

1986: The first patent was issued to Charles Hull for stereo lithography apparatus (SLA).

1987: SLA-1 was introduced

1990: EOS sold its first stereos system.

1998: Object geometry launched.

2000: MCP technologies introduced the SLM technology. ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

2002: Envision Tec was founded

2007: The first system under $10k from 3D systems.

2008: Desktop factory was acquired by 3D systems.

2009: The first commercially available 3D printer in kit form, based on the RepRap concept.

2012:Alternative 3D printing processes were introduced at the entry level of the market.

2013: IMakr opens the world largest 3D printing store in London.

†††††††††††† 3D systems market valuation crossed up $10 billion.

2014: The micro 3D printer raised $3.4m on Kickstarter.

2015: Google invest $100 million into Carbon 3D.

2016: Mattel unveils its first consumer 3D printer at $299, the ThingMaker.

†††††††††††† HP delivers its first 3D printer, with a multi jet fusion technology.

 

 

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