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    Widespread adaptation and application of 3D printing will in the near future reduce the prices of products substantially, by eliminating the need to ship items thus the need to pay for shipping charges. Consumers will only be purchasing blueprints then printing the products at home. This will make products extremely cheap especially those bought overseas.
    Home-crafting Industrialized Objects
    3D printing is basically transforming our homes to small factories where we can fabricate practically anything we want. With a 3D printer, one can fabricate objects that were previously made at the industry level such as violins, guitars, rings, jewellery, toy cars and even a bicycle.
    Micro and Nano Structures
    The Photonic Professional GT is a 3D printer that can create objects of widths as small as a human hair. This 3D printer has extended the applications of 3D printing into fabrication of micro and nano structures.
    Applications in the Medical Field
    One of the greatest benefits of 3D printing has been experienced through its facilitation of organ transplants in the medical field. Scientists now Use 3D Printing to Create Artificial Organs that can be used in transplants to help needy patients. For instance, deformed babies who are born without an ear(s) can now be given artificial ears made through 3D printing. The technology has proven to be a great medical solution to previous organ transplant challenges.
    Advanced 3D Prototyping
    Before 3D printing had its foothold in the creation of prototypes, it would take normal prototyping procedures a few days to create a single complete prototype. Additive manufacturing however takes only a few hours, substantially increasing the number of prototypes that can be created a day. This has sped up industrialization processes to a great extent because it is now quite easy to Create a Prototype, make modifications and then produce the final product. Essentially, the technology has made it easy to convert an idea into the actual product.
  • 10 Things You Need To Know Before Buying A 3D Printer

    1. Types of 3D printers

    3D printing is a broad term that covers the technologies required for producing physical materials. The one you probably heard of in the media and the most popular among hobbyists is the one that uses Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM).
    Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM)
    FDM is an additive process, where a model is created by heating and extruding plastic, pieced together layer by layer. Most of the 3D printers referred in this post works on FDM, as they are more widely available and easy to find


    2. Price

    One of the main factors that can help turn 3D printers mainstream is their market price. Prices depend mainly on the quality of the output. In general, the higher-quality ones tend to go above 2.5 Lac INR; professional printers can even go above 6 Lac INR, e.g. the Delta series. But if you are just dipping your toes in 3D printing, you can start with simple models that go for as low as 1.5 Lac INR.

    that these printers do not come with the materials you require to print your products. You will need to separately acquire
    the materials as different products may require different materials.


    3. Materials used to print

    The two materials required for 3D printing are Polylactic Acid (PLA) and Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS). Both are thermoplastics that will become soft and malleable when heated, frozen when cooled. They are sold as 1kg (2.2lbs) spools of filament, priced in the 1999 + range.
    PLA is a type of plastic that is derived from corn starch, excellent for beginners to start dabbling with. Also great for creating small, simple household items. Other characteristics include:
    ● Biodegradable and environmentally sound
    ● Cools quickly, which prevents problems with model warping
    ● Available in both solid and translucent colors, gives printed objects a glossy look
    ● Disadvantage: Its low melting point may cause models to deform under high heat
    ● Disadvantage: It is difficult to work with if you require joints and interlocking parts
    ABS is a petroleum-based plastic that is a popular choice because of its strength and flexibility – think Lego bricks (which can be made using 3D printers, if you didn’t know).
    ● Its flexibility makes creating interlocking pieces easier to create and work with.
    ● It also has a higher melting point, so your creations will be less likely to deform under high heat.
    ● Disadvantage: It takes longer to cool compared to PLA; models aresusceptible to warping.
    ● Disadvantage: It emits fumes during printing (more on this below).

    You need to know which material is suitable for your final product. From there you can choose which type of printer you should buy. It is important to know that not all printers can accept both materials – some will work with only either one type. When it comes to filament size – 1.75mm or 3mm in diameter – it doesn’t factor much into the end quality. More popular printer brands go with 1.75mm so it is recommended that you start with that.


    4. Safety

    When it comes to 3D printing, there are a few safety issues to take note.
    Playing With Heat
    The most important thing to remember is that you are working with heated plastics. Extruders, plastics and in some printers, the print bed itself can get very hot and can cause bad burns if you are not careful. Some printers have no enclosure around the print area; practice extra caution with these printers.

    Food- Grade Plastic 3D printers can be use to create many types of household items, including kitchenware. Both ABS and PLA are generally food safe but if there are additives added in, those additives may not be. Another major concern is that products created with FDM-type 3D printers have porous surfaces on which bacteria can collect in. You can coat the object to make it safer to use but it is best to limit the usage of 3D printed kitchenware.


    5. Quality

    To produce high quality 3D printed products, you need to take note of two things: print resolution and print speed.
    Print resolution refers to the level of detail the printer can get, measured in microns – the smaller it is, the higher level of detail in the objects you can create. Print speed measures how fast the printer can move its extruder – the higher the print speed, the faster it will print. Note that other features may affect the print speed, such as the acceleration and deceleration of the printer, which helps prevent the printer from shaking.
    In the end though, the best way to gauge the quality of a printer is to look at its output. You can look at photos, available online, of the final output of 3D printers before buying.


    6. Obtaining A 3D Model

    When it comes to getting a 3D model, there are two routes: you can create it yourself or download a pre-made model blueprint from the Internet. If you intend to create your own model, there are a variety of software, both free and commercial, that will help you bring your creation into the real world. If you like, you can even learn 3D modeling.

    Learning to model in a computer is a difficult task that will take time and effort to truly get used to. Fortunately, for those who are short on time, there are websites that provide 3D models of many different items, made by enthusiasts from all over. A quick google search can probably yield you the item that you’re looking for.

    7. STL Files

    The STL file (STereoLithography) is the standard file format that you will use to print your 3D model into a physical object. The file can be generated using most CAD programs so if you are building your own 3D models, chances are the software you are using can output one.


    8. Slicing Software

    Once you have an STL file of the model you want to print, you will have to put them through a slicing software. What slicing does is that it “tells” your printer how to print your model. It provides instructions on the number of layers needed, the starting position of the printer and the parts of the model that should be solid or hollow.
    There are a number of software to help you with this although some software come with the printer. A good example would be Simplify 3D

    9. Community

    The great thing about a new tech trend is that there is almost always an online community devoted to it. It is no different with 3D printers. Check online for a community of people who own a particular brand, to get more insight and answers to questions you may have about the ins and outs of that printer.
    If the community is small or worse, nonexistent, the lack of users should raise a red flag about that particular brand. All you need to make a sound investment is to read up more about that brand and its competitors so you know what you are getting into.


    10. DIGITAL GRAVITY TECHNOLOGIES

    DIGITAL GRAVITY TECHNOLOGIES pushes the limits of technology to supply 3D printers, Machineries & Consumables of the utmost quality. With the highest of ethical standards and pure dedication to excellence in all operational aspects, we aspire to exceed our customers, expectations.
    We recognize one of the most challenging issues to date is environmental conservation, and are uncompromising in our dedication to this integral element in all our business activities. Our Products delivers a high degree of added value. To meet the exacting requirements of the industry we have developed 3D printers which can produce with 99% shape accuracy. We have also created visual solutions that integrate hardware and software.

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