GPTNY is helping fight COVID-19 with our 3D Printers!
Help us fight COVID-19! We are currently manufacturing protective face shields using a 3D printer to distribute to healthcare workers in hospitals who are helping battle COVID-19. Please donate to support our cause. Together let’s “flatten the curve” and continue to protect our frontline workers.
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What is 3D Printing?
The 3D printing process can build a three-dimensional object from a computer-aid design (CAD) model, usually by successively adding material layer by layer, another name for it is additive manufacturing. The term “3D printing” covers a variety of processes in which material will join or solidify under computer control to create a three-dimensional object, with material getting put together (such as liquid molecules or powder grains being fused together), typically layer by layer.
Firstly, 3D printing can print objects within hours, therefore it’s much faster than a mould or machine parts. In addition, the manufacture of the part that can offer time savings through 3D printing but also the design process can be very quick by creating STL or CAD files ready for print.
The production of parts only requires the materials needed for the part itself, therefore there is little or no wastage as comparison to alternative methods which are cut from large chunks of non-recyclable materials. In conclusion, the process saves on resources but it also reduces the cost of the materials in use.