What is 3D Printing

3D printing, which is also known as additive manufacturing, is the process of creating an object from a 3D digital model or a CAD model. Typically, 3D printed objects are made by adding layer over layer of materials like plastic, liquids or other materials until the object is fully formed. In the past 3D printing was only used to create prototypes, however as new technology emerged and more varied materials started to come into use, 3D printing, and manufacturing became a more popular method and is today used in almost all industries. At Generation 3D, the additive manufacturing technology is used to create objects of a wide variety including 3d models in architecture, 3D interior design structures, objects in fashion, artwork, medical field, automobiles and many more. Our expert 3D design team makes the most complex designs look impeccable and creates them to be cost-effective as well, in the minimum possible time. This makes Generation 3D the best 3D model making company in Dubai, UAE.


How does 3D printing work?


The first step is to create a digital model of the design you want and then preparing it to be printed using a 3D printer. This process is called slicing. Slicing is the process of breaking down your CAD model into hundreds of thousands of layers to be eventually printed.

The most common 3D printing process in use is called Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) which uses a continuous filament of thermoplastic material.


3D Printing Materials


The most frequently used 3D printing materials are:


Thermoplastics: The is the most common type of plastic. Its most striking property is that it can go through various melting and solidification cycles. It can be molded into the desired shape very easily and it is also reversible.


Thermosetting plastics: After a curing process induced by heat, light or radiation this type of plastic solidifies and sets itself. It is not reversible as the polymers in this material cross-link and decomposes when heated rather than melting.


3D Printing Processes


The most widely used processes in 3D printing are:


Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM): In this process, 3D printers melt and eject thermoplastic material and this material is deposited layer by layer by a printer nozzle in the build area


Stereolithography (SLA) printers: In these printers, curing of thermosetting liquid resins into plastic using laser and this process is called polymerization


Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) printers: In these 3D printers, high-intensity laser is used to fuse thermoplastic powder






Why 3D printing is the future

3D printing is a technology that is being widely accepted and used in industries of all types these days. Why is this emerging technology getting popularized so much? Is it used only for 3D modeling and prototyping or also for large scale manufacturing? Let’s find out.

3D printing services has been around for the last 30 years. However, the technology was only limited to industrial prototyping and professionals. It is only recently that 3D printing started to be open to the public. Now, even the layman can utilize the additive manufacturing technology to produce any object using a 3D design. Professional 3D designers who use the 3D printing technology use multiple types of materials to produce sturdy models in the design of your choice. 3D printing companies in Dubai, UAE, like Generation 3D has a bunch of absolutely the best-in-class designers who use top-notch technology to do 3D printing, prototyping, 3D architecture modeling and post-processing for all types of industries. From making the 3D design model of the ADAC airport (Abu Dhabi Airports Company), 3D masterplan of Riviera, Dubai, to creating 3D printing for oil & gas projects, car grills to 3D printed jewelry and fashion accessories, Generation 3D is your destination if you are looking for such services at the best 3D printing price.

Benefits of 3D printing

  • The first version of a product can be made available much faster with 3D printing and 3D modeling compared to traditional methods of manufacturing
  • It cuts down a lot of constraints that is present while adopting the traditional manufacturing methods. For example, it is possible to create complex geometrical shapes and structures in 3D printing that do not require assembly
  • It is easily possible with 3D printing to produce single quantities of smaller objects at low cost
  • 3D printing helps reduce production-related material loss
  • Specific tooling for different object types is not required in 3D printing ,3D architecture modeling or 3D designing. This saves on the cost for manufacturing
  • It improves flexibility in production and helps reduce expenses
  • 3D printing helps to manufacture faster, thus saving time
  • 3D printing is the best option for customization requirements

In a nutshell, 3D printing is a great method for people to bring their creative ideas to life. It also enables architects, designers and other artists to manufacture objects when required and in as small or large quantities they want, much easier than the traditional ways of manufacturing. 3D printing and manufacturing provides great accuracy and top-notch finish. Generation 3D is one such company that aims at manufacturing 3D models of your choice with great precision, at the best 3D printing price.