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Innovation and collaborative, synchronized program management for new programsExplore Industry
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Shipbuilding innovation to sustainably reduce the cost of developing future fleetsExplore Industry
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Siemens Digital Industries Software What is 3D Printing?
3D printing is the creation of a three-dimensional object from a computer-aided design (CAD) model or a digital 3D model. 3D printing refers to the process in which materials are deposited and solidified under computer-controlled machinery to create a three-dimensional object.
3D printing and additive manufacturing are often used interchangeably. However, 3D printing is really a subset of additive manufacturing, which allows for efficient use of resources with fewer processing steps. Many industries use additive manufacturing today, including aerospace and defense, medical device and pharmaceutical, consumer products, electronics, and more.
Whether you call it 3D printing or additive manufacturing, there is no doubt that rapidly evolving technology has emerged as a key to innovative products. From design to print, Siemens Digital Industries Software provides the necessary capabilities and solutions for 3D printing.
As technology becomes more advanced, accessible, and capable, 3D printing is now redefining how we think about manufacturing products and running our businesses. 3D printing is much more than prototyping. It has the power to change business models and distribution models. The biggest impact is that it allows entrepreneurs to enter markets at a low cost and create more opportunities for innovation.
By incorporating 3D printing into the manufacturing and design process, engineers can advance time-to-market turnaround, reduce waste and provide results on a larger scale. 3D printing does not require tools or molds and allows for customization of each output.