Send to Print / Print to Send exhibition opens January 12th at the Aram Gallery in London, offering an impression of uses of 3D Printing.
3D Printing: the summary term for Rapid Prototyping or Additive Manufacturing is a means of creating Three Dimensional objects using a specifically designed printer. In place of ‘ink’ a continuous strand of, most commonly, polyamide or nylon is layered up to create a 3D form based on a computer drawn image. Early uses of 3D Printing were for creating prototypes as the process, although costly, is much quicker than producing a handmade model. More recently, Rapid Prototyping technology is being used to produce ‘finished’, end designs.