Printing the Future

Additive manufacturing, commonly known as 3D Printing, has changed the way people and companies are producing products since the 1980s. Some common 3D printing companies include 3D Systems, Makerbot, Shapeways, and Stratasys. Cars, jewelry, circuit boards, and much more have been created using 3D printing technology. Some materials that these machines can print layer by layer include ABS plastics, plated metals, wax, ceramics, etc.

This website will discuss the history of additive manufacturing, careers in the 3D printing field, how 3D printers work, as well as how additive manufacturing has the potential to both positively and negatively impact society.