Many industries have begun harnessing the potentials of 3D printing technology.
Companies heavily rely on the versatility of materials and the design freedom that comes with 3D printing. Whether in jewellery, medical, or retail manufacturing industries, 3D printing allows companies to create models vital to business applications and processes. As 3D printing technology continues to evolve, it contributes much to innovation in design and scale in various industries.
That said, below are three ways your 3D printing technology can take artistry to the next level. Keep on reading to learn how to utilize this technology for your design and production.
3D printing creates more design possibilities.
One of the best things about 3D printing is its ability to bring complex designs to life. Previously, companies were restricted from creating even straightforward and uncomplicated design models. Today, the design possibilities are endless! Intricate designs, new materials, and a variety of printer sizes mean the world is at your fingertips.
Let’s take a few examples. For one, 3D printing has already started revolutionizing the jewellery market in creating design models for pieces of jewellery. Such complex jewellery designs could have never been created without digital fabrication technology. Elements like actuators, LEDs, and audio devices can also be embedded in the fabric of 3D-printed art pieces.
3D printing rises above size limitations.
Artists in a variety of industries believe size limitations to limit the design and execution of their projects. Small art pieces can be incredibly intricate, while massive pieces are near impossible. 3D printing technology addresses this limitation by removing all these barriers.
For instance, 3D printing allows the jewellery market to create more intricate designs that cannot be achieved with handcrafting alone. With a precisely controlled laser, 3D printers can capture extraordinary design details such as delicate filigrees, raised text, and detailed pavé stone settings. These details make a world of difference in the outcome of jewellery pieces with elaborate designs.
3D printing raises standards in prototyping and production.
The rise of 3D printing has changed the landscape in prototyping and production. Whether they work with small or large media, companies use the same technology to customize pieces for customers by creating prototypes in-house. The ease of preserving, accessing, and iterating through digitally stored designs make the production process flow smoothly.
A good example is how 3D printing allows jewellers and ceramic artists to design, prototype, and produce large quantities of identical items more affordably and efficiently. They can do these through a single, easily preserved design stored digitally.
We’ve just begun the many potentials that come with 3D printing, which can be valuable to art technicians, sculptors, architects, and installation artists. We can’t deny that there’s more to 3D printing than meets the eye.
As outlined above, this technology creates more design possibilities, goes beyond size limitations, and raises standards in prototyping and production. With these valuable features, you have all the good reasons to continue using 3D printing technology and consider taking your artistry to the next level.