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The history of 3D printer development
Nov 13, 2017

3D quickly swept all walks of life, 3D printing from more than 100 years ago photographic sculpture and landform forming technology, the last century in 80s has a prototype, its scientific name is "rapid prototyping"". The principle is to put data and raw materials into the 3D printer, and the machine will make the product layer by layer. Printed products can be used immediately. The image of the school enterprise alliance of the Internet of things in China calls it "the thought of the last century, the technology of the last century, the market of this century."".

According to reports, American scientists have invented a printer that can print three-dimensional effects, and has successfully printed the plastic solid products to the market.  Ordinary printers can print some reports like flat paper data.  And this latest invention of the printer, it not only reduces the cost of three-dimensional goods, and stimulate people's imagination. The future of 3D printers will be more widely used.

Prior to this, the number of 3D printers was small, mostly in the hands of "geeks" and electronics enthusiasts. They are mainly used to print things like jewelry, toys, tools, kitchen things and so on. Even car experts print out auto parts, and then order parts that can't be bought on the basis of plastic models. People can buy this kind of printer in some electronics stores, and the factory is selling it directly. However, the price of a three dimensional printer varies from $750 to $27000. Scientists say that the use of 3D printers is limited, but in the future, people will be able to print more practical things through 3D printers.

In the middle of the 1980s, SLS was developed and patented by Dr. Carle Austen at the University of Dezhou,. The project was sponsored by DARPA. In 1979, similar processes were patented by RF Housholder, but not commercialized. In 1995, MIT created the term "3D printing", when graduates Jim Bredt and Tim Anderson revised the inkjet printer program to become a solution to squeeze the constrained solvent into the powder bed instead of squeezing the ink onto the paper.

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