3D Printing Technologies

3D printing is used to come up with three dimensional objects and is a form of additive manufacturing. It is now easier and more affordable to come up with a prototype using the 3D technology. Before these technologies were introduced, it used to take several hours, skilled labor and tools to create a prototype. One form of 3D printing technology is made up of inkjet printing systems. Fine powder layers made of resins, corn starch or plaster is bonded selectively on adhesives produced by the inkjet print heads. This kind of technology makes it possible to print a full color prototype and is considered to be one of the fastest methods.

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The High Tech Laser Sugar Sculpture

It is very fun to do something different in our daily life, as it makes our boring life becoming even more interesting, isn’t it? In this case, you might discover that this laser sugar sculpture is an incredibly awesome project! Well, it isn’t too hard to build this laser sugar sculpture, as long as you have the urge to make it! Basically, this project is a 3D rapid prototype, which is able to melt sugar with a laser. It’s very easy to use, as by simply firing up the laser on standard granulated sugar at 60% power (of a 40w co2 laser) and 5cm a second speed, it sculpts a word in the middle of the granulated sugar, just been shown in the below figure. Although the sugar might be sagged a little bit, but the word is very clear. Each of the sugar text is about 3mm thick front…

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