Illustration of the 3D printing of a Christmas Deer
- 18 January 2018
3D printing or additive manufacturing is a process of making three dimensional solid objects from a digital file.
The creation of a 3D printed object is achieved using additive processes. In an additive process, an object is created by laying down successive layers of material until the object is created. Each of these layers can be seen as a thinly sliced horizontal cross-section of the eventual object.
There are several ways to 3D print. All these technologies are additive, differing mainly in the way layers are built to create an object.
Some methods use melting or softening material to extrude layers. Others cure a photo-reactive resin with a UV laser (or another similar power source) layer by layer.
In this article, we demonstrate the whole 3D printing process of a Christmas Deer, it will be very helpful to understand how it works by multiple pictures.
Just click the pictures one by one, enjoy.