The application of desktop-level 3D printers originated from hobbyists, but with the development of technology and the enhancement of people's awareness of innovation, it can now be combined with the Internet to create new business models. Desktop-level 3D printers are mainly based on FDM technology, and the printing materials are mostly polymer materials such as PLA and ABS. The consumer fields are mainly distributed in the cultural and creative industries and education industries
3D printing accelerates the intelligent upgrade of traditional manufacturing, and personalized customization will become a new direction for industry development
With the development of the Internet of Things and cloud computing, energy and information jointly promote economic development, distributed manufacturing will become a representative of emerging models, from distributed energy to cloud computing, from industrial robots to 3D printing, these are specific distributed applications , Through the reorganized distributed economies of scale to improve resource utilization and reduce costs, 3D printing manufacturing technology may completely affect global manufacturing in all aspects, shift factory production to social production, and mass production to localized and customized production . 3D printing technology is the best embodiment of personalization, and it is also a production method that can be used in manufacturing. It does not produce the product somewhere and then ship it all over the world. Instead, they can send design drawings in real time via the Internet and place them where needed. This product has abandoned the form of large-scale factory production and has the characteristics of individualization, miniaturization and economy.
The University of Massachusetts invented the "injection 3D printing" technology, which triples the speed of FDM
In August 2020, researchers at the University of Massachusetts (UMass) Lowell developed a new 3D printing technology that combines injection molding elements to increase the production speed of 3D printing while increasing the strength and strength of the product.More durable prosthetic equipment, stronger aircraft and auto parts are potential application markets. As one of the seven types of additive manufacturing processes, FDM material extrusion molding technology is to feed continuous filaments of thermoplastic or composite materials through a nozzle, heat and extrude them, and then deposit them layer by layer on the build platform.
Breakthrough in light-curing 3D printing: domestic 48 million pixel digital light field chip
The domestic 48-megapixel digital light field chip completed in August 2020 is my country’s first industrial digital light field chip, and it is also the world’s highest resolution of a single chip of its kind; independent design, independent tape-out, and independent Testing, independent packaging, independent integration and complete intellectual property control. Digital light field chip is a general term for chips that can be controlled by computer digital signals to form any light field pattern. It can help people realize any required light field through information technology.
FDM technology is the preferred technology for personal-oriented 3D printers. With the help of 3D printers using FDM technology, designers can design and produce product prototypes in a short time, and improve the product prototypes through entities. At the same time, FDM technology is widely used in various cultural and entertainment activities to meet people's personalized customization services for certain products. We believe that the market space for desktop FDM 3D printers will continue to increase in the future.