What is 3D Printing?
Considered the next manufacturing revolution, 3D Printing is the process of creating complex 3-dimensional objects from 2-dimensional models. See why thousands of industries are already adopting this revolutionary technology and why you should too
3D representation of your design to gain a greater understanding for yourself, investors or clients
Create custom-made, exclusive jewellery and be unique
Speed up the prototyping process by up to 87% by creating 3D models of your design
The ability to create custom fitting prosthetic limbs available to everybody
Wearable fashion in designs you've never seen before
Easily fix anything around the home by printing your own spare parts
Pizza, cakes, cookies, sugar, chocolate - all 3D printed and all edible
Shoes can be made to fit with just a click of a button
Why Choose 3D Printing ?
Create innovative designs which would otherwise be impossible with traditional methods of manufacturing - jewellery, clothing, parts, architecture, engineering. The possibilities are endless
3D printing can significantly reduce costs in the design process by simply allowing you
to hold your design in your
very own own hands within
With a large range of environmentally friendly biodegradable materials, 3D printing will revolutionise the manufacturing industry while looking after the environment
For the same price as an iPhone, you too can have your very own 3D Printer and create anything you can imagine.
There are many great benefits to 3D Printing.
Whether it be for personal use or for business, the advantages to this revolutionary technology are endless.
Now is the best time to join the 3D Printing revolution.
Just some of our clients....
Abstract Art Models
Portable Wines Start-Up
Portable Wines Start-Up
Abstract Art Models
The idea of creating an object from thin air was fictional only to sc-fi movies and ideologists three decades ago. Now it’s real. 3D printing allows you to have your idea realized in a three-dimensional object through the process of additive manufacturing at an affordable price and in a short time frame. 3D objects are created by laying down thin layers of material in succession, one at a time until the object is completely built.
The manufacturing industry is terming this technology as the “next industrial revolution” due to the many industries it can bring benefits into. One example being customized manufacturing on-demand by minimizing the need for ordinary industry processes, such as producing an object through an assembly line consisting of various small components.
At Kad3D, we believe 3D printing is the future of manufacturing in Australia and every school, business or creative individual should have an understanding of this concept and how it works. Our values are quality, speed and customer satisfaction by providing 3D printing Melbourne services targeting all of Australia. Whether you need something 3D designed, 3D printed or looking to get into 3D printing, get in contact with us today and let us show you how we can help and the HUGE benefits this new industry brings to Australia.
How Is 3D Printing Different From Other Forms of Manufacturing?
Typical forms of manufacturing are termed “subtractive” and require a solid piece of material to be cut away (mill, lathe, drill, cut) whilst 3D printing is termed “additive” in that material is added, layer by layer, until a part is created. 3D printing is the procedure by which a CAD (computer-aided design) model is used to create a three-dimensional model by laying down thin layers of material until an object is formed. Each layer represents a thin, flat cross-section of the specific CAD model adding up to make a 3D object.
10 Reasons Why You Should Consider 3D Printing Your Design
3D printing enables users to transform a thought/concept into reality in hours rather than weeks. Many industries have embraced 3D printing while innovative practices are emerging each day. Additive printing technology can provide numerous benefits both for individuals and businesses alike. Here are some of the most significant benefits that 3D printing provides:
1. Faster Production
3D printing is a lot faster than traditional manufacturing which includes injection moulds and subtractive production. That’s like comparing the speed of a sports car versus that of a horse. From a prototype to a final product, 3D printing tests ideas and designs quickly. Fast 3D printing allows for faster re-iterative testing and to provide the best fit for customers and consistent product evolution.
2. Improved Quality
Traditional manufacturing methods can easily result in poor designs, and therefore poor quality prototypes due to human negligence or error. 3D printing allows the step-by-step assembly of the object via CAD, which guarantees enhanced designs and eventually better quality objects.
Labor costs play a huge role in determining the amount of money to be spent on developing a prototype. Labor costs are also very high with conventional subtractive manufacturing. You need experienced machine operators and technicians to handle the production. Also, you have to pay these laborers and use expensive machinery. With 3D printing, however, labor can be as little as one person issuing a print command.
4. Tangible Design and Product Testing
3D printing allows you to test and retest due to fast printing ability to reach a perfect design. With 3D printing, it is possible to experience the touch and feel of the product prototype to physically test it and find flaws in the design. If a problem is found, you can modify the CAD file and print out a new version by the next day.
5. Creative Designs and Customization Freedom
Traditional manufacturing is good at creating millions of copies of the same thing Making each design unique with these techniques is extraordinarily hard.3D printing allows for endless personalization, which makes it much simpler to accommodate personal touches that are requested from customers. Users’ imagination is the only limitation.
6. Risk Reduction
When it comes to product manufacturing, a good designer knows that proper design verification is crucial before investing in an expensive molding tool. 3D printing technology enables product designers to verify product prototypes before starting on substantial manufacturing investments that can sometimes be disastrous.
7. Use of Miscellaneous Raw Materials
3D printing easily accommodates a diverse range of raw material including glass, metal, paper, ceramics, biomaterial, silver, etc.
8. Less Waste Production
Traditional manufacturing results in a lot of wasted resources. 3D printing only uses material that is needed to create a prototype part – no more, no less saving a company a lot of money.
9. Health & Safety
Reduced health and safety risks if 3D printing can be used to produce assemblies that would otherwise need special equipment and precautions to be taken
10. Learning Environment
Relatively a new technology in schools, 3D printing has the power to boost student engagement and interest.
Ultimately, though, it is a tool – much like a pottery kiln, a woodshop lathe, or a glue gun.
If it were possible for art students to simply download clay models and place them in the kiln, the learning would be very limited! A pottery kiln only has learning value in so far as it allows the student to end up with something tangible and creative from their design. What does 3D printing add that a pottery kiln, a woodshop lathe, or a stapler does not?
3D printing takes a wholly abstract design (a 3D representation of an object in the form of a model) and makes it tangible very directly. Highly specialized handcrafting skills are removed from the process. The student need only learn the modelling process and understand a few constraints of the 3D printing process. This direct path from abstract to tangible also allows favors an iterative approach to prototyping. If the first print reveals a flaw or shortcoming in the design, the student can return to the 3D model and improve it before printing again.