3D Printing is a fairly new technology that has only just begun to be introduced. Many people who hear the words “3D Printing” or “Additive Manufacturing” don’t understand what those words really mean. 3D Printing is just like 2D Printing, a data file is uploaded to a machine and the infromation from the data is printed. However, instead of ink, 3D printers use materials to bring to life designs created with the help of Computer Aided Design (CAD) Software.
3D Printing is now making its way into several different markets, including healthcare, textiles, aerospace, and the industry we will focus the most on, automotive. The goal of this website is to give the user an overall idea of the impact 3D printing has, and will continue to have, in the automotive industry. The website gives an overview of 3D Printing in manufacturing car parts, as well as the use of 3D printers by individuals creating their own parts for cars. Finally, the website discusses the creation of an entire car using additive manufacturing and just how large the impact of 3D printing will have on the future.
We hope that readers who want to learn more about 3D printing, and also automobiles, explore our site and gain a better understanding of the impact of 3D Printing.
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