3D printing in 37 seconds

3D Printing Explained in 37 Seconds!

We just put this short video together to visually explain 3D printing. We managed to get it down to 37 seconds – using minimal text explanations.

It spans the typical product design process starting from the initial product concept or idea that a designer would sketch on paper, to the CAD design stage; through to 3D printing that produces a functional model that can be tested and validated in your hands.

The gear-cube in the film was chosen for 3 reasons:

  1. It’s simply a very cool model! (I’ve got another video of it in action here – 3D printed in clear transparent material.)
  2. It shows how 3D printing creates a ready-assembled model/product in a single production step (ie. no assembly line)
  3. It shows the unique advantage of multi-material 3D printing which lets you to assign different material/color properties to different parts of the finished model.


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