The 3D printing process employs virtual part models from computer aided design (CAD) software. The CAD files are converted into horizontal cross-sections, which are then built, layer atop layer in succession until the model is successfully completed.
Additive fabrication (3D Printing) employs a wide variety of liquid photopolymers, powdered thermoplastic materials and metals. These materials are fused in process to create functional prototypes.
3D Printing is a powerful tool for product developers and engineers who wish to better evaluate and communicate their product designs. Functional Prototypes can greatly aid in the design of rapid tooling, and ultimately in the manufacturing process of the final product.