3D printing is a process of making three dimensional solid objects from a digital file. The creation of a 3D printed object is achieved using additive processes. In an additive process an object is created by laying down successive layers of material until the entire object is created. Each of these layers can be observed as a thinly sliced horizontal cross-section of the final product. There are different viable 3D printing Techniques being employed in industrial level also in research level. The most common techniques are;

  • Steriolithography
  • Extrusion/FDM/FFM
  • Laser Sintering
  • Digital Light Processing (DLP)
  • Inkjet
  • Selective Deposition Lamination (SDL)
  • Electron Beam Melting (EBM)

The active indulgence and enthusiasm of our researchers in different 3D printing techniques and development of new innovative techniques, marks a great deal of promise for the consistent and sustained development of the 3D printing technology which is the fundamental requirement of all the persistent technologies.