3D Design is the creation of a 3-dimensional (3D) object inside of simulated software.
3D Printing, or additive manufacturing, is a method of creating 3D objects from a digital model by using a 3D printer to deposit successive layers of material. A 3D model representing an object is "sliced" into layers and then printed one layer at a time on a special printer. These layers are fused together as they are printed to create the desired object.
3D printing is being used in almost every industry you can think of. Industries such as Healthcare, Engineering , Architecture, Automotive, Fashion and Education. From making dentures and prosthetics, to scale models, prototypes, to testing new thermal designs for space travel.
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