Digital Arts & Creative Technology

3D Printing Day

Hosted by University of Derby

Check out some real life 3D printing with the Engineering and Technology Team from the University of Derby and the have a go at making your own 3D creation 

Free Drop in session—For more information call Wilmslow Library – 01625 374060 

 

What is 3D printing?

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 is the opposite of subtractive manufacturing which is cutting out / hollowing out a piece of metal or plastic with for instance a milling machine.

3D printing enables you to produce complex (functional) shapes using less material than traditional manufacturing methods.