In a few words, can you describe 3D printing?
What is 3d printing?
- A type of printing that uses 3 dimensions
- A type of printing that uses 4 dimensions
- A type of printing that uses 5 dimensions
- A type of printing that uses 6 dimensions
3D Printing is a process of creating 3D objects from digital designs. It is done by adding layer upon layer of material until the desired shape is created. It is widely used in manufacturing, engineering and medical fields.
3D Printing: A manufacturing process that builds a three-dimensional object from a digital model. It is also known as additive manufacturing because the object is created by adding materials in layers. Computer-Aided Design (CAD): The process of creating a 3D model of an object using computer software. Materials: The materials used in 3D printing include plastics, metals, ceramics, and composites.
What materials can be used in 3D printing?
What do you think are the most important real world uses of 3D printing?
What new opportunities do you see for 3D printing in the future?
What type of materials can be used to 3d print?
What is the most common use for 3d printing?
- Manufacturing prototypes
- Making jewelry
- Making toys
- Printing documents
What is the biggest advantage of 3d printing?
- It is fast and cost effective
- It is easy to use
- It is environmentally friendly
- It is highly accurate
What are the limitations of 3d printing?
- It is not fast enough
- It is expensive
- It is not precise enough
- It is not environmentally friendly
Work together in pairs: What are some of the potential applications of 3D printing we have not yet discussed?