NASA has been looking at 3D printing

The Wonder of 3D Printing
First Industrial Revolution
The first industrial revolution
“began in Britain in the late
18th century, with the
mechanisation of the textile
Second Industrial Revolution
The “second industrial revolution came in the early 20th
century, when Henry Ford mastered the moving assembly line
and ushered in the age of mass production.” The third
revolution “is under way” and that consists of manufacturing
“going digital.”
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“Any Customer can have a
car painted any colour that he
wants so long as it is black”
Henry Ford’s Remark on the Model T, 1909
Any customer can have a car painted any colour that he wants so long as it is black.Remark about the Model T in
1909, published in his autobiography My Life and Work (1922) Chapter IV, p. 71; this has often become presented in
paraphrased forms such as: "You can have any color as long as it's black."
Next Industrial Revolution
The third revolution “is under way”
and that consists of manufacturing
“going digital.”
Subtractive Manufacturing
•Subtractive Manufacturing
– Milling
– Turning
– Drilling
– Computer Numerical Control (CNC)
What is 3D Printing?
• is a form of Additive Manufacturing
– Process of joining materials to make an object
from 3D model Data; layer-by-layer process
What is 3D Printing?
• Digital Fabrication
- it takes a model
└a digital design
└turn into real, physical Object
Type of Additive Manufacturing
•SLS (Selective Laser Sintering)
•FDM (Fused Deposition Modeling)
•SLA (Sterolithography)
•DLP (Digital Light Processing)
How 3D Printing Can
Change the World?
How 3D Printing Can Change the world?
Medical procedures
Advances in research
Product prototyping
Historic Preservation
Architectural Engineering
Advanced Manufacturing
Food Industries
• Adopted 3D printing as a way to increase innovation
• Reduce costs and speed up the process.
• 3D models of buildings can be easily created and edited as plans
develop – something that used to take a significant amount of time
to make.
Advanced Manufacturing
• Airbus would like to make a 3D printer that is large enough to
make planes from the ground up – a hangar-size printer as large
as 80m x 80m.
• Made In Space is a US company experimenting with zerogravity 3D printing. The process could potentially allow
astronauts to print objects as required in space, saving valuable
weight at launch.
• NASA has been looking at 3D printing for some time now, and
considering the technology for long missions where astronauts
could create their own equipment during the trip.
Medical Procedures
• Custom hearing aids and braces.
• Body parts, including ears, hips and even
organs, in exact proportions to fit the patient.
• In February 2012, surgeons successfully
implanted an entire titanium jaw, made with
3D printing, in an elderly woman.
Medical Procedures
Source :
RepRap Project
•Started in 2005 by Dr Adrian Bowyer
•Develop an open source self-replicating 3D printer
•Short for Replicating Rapid Prototype
•General Public License (GPL)
Source from Wikipedia
RepRap Project
RepRap Version 2.0 (Mendel)
RepRap Version 1.0 (Darwin)
Source from Wikipedia
3D Printer
•Easy to Use
•Economical to Own ones.
•Can be Operate in a Office, lab, Homes, etc.
•Equipping students with skills for the future
•Affordably Price
•takes digital input from 3D data and creates solid, 3D parts
•used extensively by designers, engineers and hobbyists for
• concept development and product design
•objects such as fittings, crafts, jewellery and many others.
The Unattainable Triangle
Makerbot Industries
•Early 2009
•Late 2010
Replicator 2
Replicator 2x
UP! 3D Printer
Felix 3D Printer
Form 1
Student Project
thing: 58371
How to Use the 3D Printer?
• Create a CAD Model
• Prepare important features
•Save the model into a STL
(STereoLithography) file
Behind the “Scene”
EEET 2044 Electro-mechanics
EEET 4070 Autonomous Mechatronic Systems
COMP 1041 Programming for Engineers
Nokia Lumia 820 Case

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