Nowadays 3D printers can print 3D in many different materials . From silver earrings to iPad covers, from chocolate letters to toys that are printed from recycled plastic. The list of materials that can be printed 3D is getting longer and longer.
A new way of making 3D printing, also called Additive Manufacturing, Rapid Prototyping or Rapid Manufacturing, is a production technique in which a digital file is converted into a tangible object. The object is built up layer by layer by the 3D printer.
From a plastic cup to gold jewelry, nowadays you can print in many materials. Even very complex shapes can be printed with a 3D printer, the possibilities are endless. Does it sound too good to be true? However, 3D printing has existed for more than 25 years and is being used in many areas. More and more artists and designers use 3D printing to create special objects. But 3D printing is also booming in the medical sector and in the scientific field. See below for inspiring examples.