3D Printing

3D Printing

3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing has been gaining popularity day by day. To keep it short a simple, 3D printing is basically a process of making three dimensional solid objects from a digital file. The digital file, also known as a CAD file or Computer Aided Design, can be downloaded at your home and can be used to print something in 3D. The general notion that everyone seems to have about that 3D printing is that it is not a do it yourself, but that is not the case. You do not need to be an engineer to create 3D models, it is something that average joe can easily pick up on with the available free software programs on the web. With the rise in popularity of 3D printing, there has also been some controversy regarding the usage of 3D printing. Quite recently, the world’s first gun made with 3D printer technology was fired in Dallas, Texas. It has a already has been something of concern since Defense Distributed, the group who created the 3D gun, intended to make the CAD file available on the web. This is very dangerous, as this gives open access to recreate the gun. As you would assume, many anti-gun campaigners are lobbying against stopping this from happening. With the case of any new technology, there is always potential for problems to arise. 3D Printers have already begun to present a problem and already being monitored by cybercrime agencies.With a 3D printer, there truly isn’t anything you cannot print. The possibilities are quite endless.


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