Feb.12, 2014

Who knew the loud dot matrix printers of the 1980s, complete with their perforated-edge paper, would give way to sleek 3D printers that can create items ranging from weapons to medical equipment? Let's take a look at how 3D printing works and how far the technology has come since its recent inception.

Source: ComputerScienceHub.org


Posted in 3D Printing Technology



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Texan by Birth wrote at 1/2/2016 4:08:05 PM:

Timeline is not accurate at all. SLA machine was around 1988, SLS was around 1990. First production part in SLS was 1996. And what about Stratasys FDM? Prior to Objet - merge with Objet and MakerBot? EOS metals and Arcam? They had metal implants in production before Layerwise was even a thought? Don't trust everything you read on the Internet.

A japanese european wrote at 2/19/2014 2:42:49 PM:

Is Japan a country of Europe? I love it

@DscheyH wrote at 2/13/2014 3:24:32 PM:

Good infographic. Only the explanation "How does it work" may be a little bit misleading. It explains Stereolithography, only one of a few 3D Printing technologies. Common is the production layer by layer of material.

Ken wrote at 2/12/2014 6:57:23 PM:

A little odd that they picked SLA instead of FDM for the example.

A European wrote at 2/12/2014 4:42:35 PM:

Who did that map? It says that 61% of the 3d printers are in Europe, and the map includes the whole Russia (the rather small part in Europe, and rather large part in Asia)...

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