3D printing is a type of technology called additive manufacturing in which 3D object is created using a 3D printer. A prototype of an object is usually produced using this printer. This type of printer is more affordable, more user friendly and typically faster than other type of technologies. Printing of parts of a material is can be done only in a single process is one capability of this technology. Since 3D printers are now more affordable for medium and small scale business in which rapid prototyping are brought to office location.
When this kind of technology was not yet discovered, prototyping of a material takes a long time. More expensive tools, machinery and man power are needed just to create a single model of a certain product. To less the cost of this system of prototyping, rapid prototyping was developed.
Inkjet printing is one form of 3D printing, which prints prototypes in a full color and considered as the fastest technique in printing. This kind of printing uses power to create a shape.
Biotech firms and some academe are eying the 3D technology and previously understuded for its potential use in tissue engineering purposes. In which body parts and organ are created using inkjet printing. This printing can create custom-made body organs in a single production. This field of study is sometimes called bio-printing, organ printing, computer-aided tissue engineering.
The duplication of a factual object without the aid of molding method can be done with the use of 3D scanning.
Other potential application of 3D technology might be use for creating furniture prices for modern home and business office.
One advantage of 3D printing are it can save cost and time and minimize the aid of man power by eliminating the design, printing and assembly process in producing a single absolute model of a certain product.