Three-dimensional printing or 3D printing (also called additive manufacturing) is any of various processes used to make a three-dimensional object.
In 3D printing, additive processes are used, in which successive layers of material are laid down under computer control.
These objects can be of almost any shape, or geometry, and are produced from a 3D model or electronic data source.
3D printing originally referred to processes that sequentially deposited material onto a powder bed with inkjet printer heads.
More recently the term ‘s meaning has expanded to encompass a wider variety of techniques such as extrusion and sintering based processes.
This 3D printed model shows the IET Chief Executive and Secretary, Nigel Fine, who was appointed in June 2009.
The scanning of Nigel Fine, that then enables the 3D print to be made, was done in July 2015.
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