Flowers, chocolate and cards are among the most common gifts given on Valentine’s Day. For the more munificent, gifts can also include jewellery or dinner at the restaurant. And while these gifts adhere to a certain tradition, could they not be updated by near-replicate technologies?
The Society for Imaging Science and Technology (IS&T) will hold its Printing for Fabrication event in Dresden on Sept 23-27. It will explore the potential of digital printing technologies, including applications and materials which go beyond traditional printing.
The answer is, all of these items can be made using 3D printing. Today, 3D printing is considered as a disruptive technology that has the potential to radically change the way we produce and consume. 3D printers come in all shapes and sizes, such as small table units or room-size equi
3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing, is the computer-controlled sequential layering of materials to create three‑dimensional shapes. Originally developed more than 30 years ago, it is only in recent years that applications of the technology have expanded in fields as div