3D Printing

3D printing is a relatively new technology with innovation leading to some great designs - such as 3D printed bones, scaled architecture & prototypes & move-able bearings.
3D printing is single step mufacturing - meaning once designed and programmed, the whole manufacturing process is done on the printer.

As 3D printing has become more accessible, it has given people a more cost efficient way to design & create with plastic. The main benefits are that it is a single-step manufacturing process, can be used for very complex designs, moving parts can be created to assess the functionality & scaled prototypes can be created.