3D printing or additive manufacturing is a process of making three-dimensional solid objects from a digital file. The creation of a 3D printed object is achieved using additive processes. In an additive process, an object is created by laying down successive layers of material until the object is created. Each of these layers can be seen as a thinly sliced horizontal cross-section of the eventual object. 3D printing enables you to produce complex shapes using less material than traditional manufacturing methods. As an outcome 3D printing, students become designers and creators using cutting-edge technology to visualize and create their own imaginations.
Speaker: Dr. S.K. Gupta, Associate Director (Retd.), Defence Electronics Research Laboratory, Hyderabad