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When Was 3d Printer Invented

The idea of 3D printing originated in the United States at the end of the 19th century and was developed and promoted in the 1980s. 3D printing is one of the latest high "dimensions" in the technology fusion model.

At the end of the 19th century, the United States developed the photographic sculpture and geomorphic forming technology, which subsequently produced the 3D printing core manufacturing idea of printing technology.

Before the 1980s, the number of 3D printers was very small, mostly concentrated in the hands of "Frankenstein" and electronics enthusiasts. Mainly used to print things like jewelry, toys, tools, kitchen supplies and the like. Even car experts have printed out auto parts, and then ordered genuine parts that are commercially available based on plastic models.

In 1979, American scientist RF Housholder obtained a patent similar to "rapid prototyping" technology, but it was not commercialized.

It has taken shape in the 1980s and its scientific name is "rapid forming." In the mid-1980s, SLS was developed and patented by Dr. Carl Deckard of the University of Texas at Austin, USA, and the project was sponsored by DARPA.

By the late 1980s, American scientists invented a printer that could print out three-dimensional effects and successfully brought it to market. 3D printing technology has matured and is widely used. Ordinary printers can print some flat paper data such as reports. This latest invention of the printer not only reduces the cost of three-dimensional items, but also stimulates people's imagination. The application of future 3D printers will be more extensive.

In 1995, MIT created the term "three-dimensional printing," when graduates Jim Bredt and Tim Anderson modified the inkjet printer solution to become a solution that squeezed the constrained solvent into a powder, rather than squeezing the ink. The scheme of pressing on paper.

Sales of 3D printers have gradually expanded since 2003, and prices have begun to decline.