Question #1 —
You can print with ink on paper, but how does 3D printing work?

3D printing is new technology — It involves using substantial substances that are extruded much like ink printing on paper, but layer by layer building up finally produces the product. The exact process is a little more complicated than that, of course.

Question #2 —
How can you try out 3D printing?

3D printing used to be a technique that was only available to the researchers in labs. But today, with the technology and the equipment becoming more and more accessible, 3D has entered our own homes in the form of home printers that make use of the Fused Deposit Modeling Technique. All you need to do is get one of your own!

Question #3 —
What software should you use if you are a beginner in 3D design?

While there is an extensive list of software with regard to 3D printing, the following can be of much help for those who are just starting out — Google Sketchup, Wings 3D, Sculptris, Make Human, GLC Player, 3Dtin, Blender.

Question #4 —
What are the important applications of 3D printing?

The horizons of 3D printing are ever expanding… and the possibilities are pretty much mind-blowing! From being used to make souvenirs and toys, to making even guns, and prosthetics and mockups of patients’ body parts for medical treatment, 3D printing is reaching new heights. In addition 3D printing is being used to produce aerospace components, toys, jewelry, architecture and what not!

Question #5 —
What about the price factor? How expensive will it be for you?

There is an initial investment involved. You need to take into account the price of the printer, the software, the spools or filament. But in the long run, 3D printing promises to be a cost-effective option. And picture this – you can take commercial manufacturing out of the factories, and bring it right into your house – you are bound to save money!

Question #6 —
How long does it take to learn 3D modeling?

You can learn using 3D models by means of modeling tools like, SketchUp or Blender. Use them and in about 6 months, with the help of considerable study and regular practice, you can pretty much surprise yourself with what you will be able to create!

Question #7 —
How can you start 3D printing at home?

It can be done in a few easy steps - Get yourself a 3D printing software. Thereafter, get yourself a TECHB 3D printer. And of course, the raw material – for a beginner, you need plain plastic spools. Some come with the printer, but in case you need to buy some of your own, you can order at our TECHB Website.

Question #8 —
How much does a 3D printer come for?

Depending on the features they offer and the technologies it uses. Hopefully, some of your apprehensions, if not all, have been refuted. Now, would you like to give 3D printing a try? You surely wouldn’t be disappointed with the results