What is 3D Printing?
3D Printing or Additive Manufacturing is the process of making a solid object from a digital CAD file. This solid model can be achieved in a number of ways but all involve splitting the CAD file into many layers. These layers are then printed by laying down your chosen material on top or below of each other to create the final model.
3D Printing is disrupting traditional manufacturing methods as you have very little waste from machining, overflow etc and in many cases can be quicker to manufacture. As such, you can produce prototypes or functional parts with much less material wastage than traditional methods.