Tuesday, 30 June 2015

From Table Laminate to 3D Printer

       founder Charles Hull (known as Chuck Hull) 
      with his replica made from 3D printing

In 1984 Chuck Hull was inspired to invent 3D system using Ultraviolet lights he used to work with on his workplace while laminating table top. He then invented stereolithography technology that allows creating 3D model made of layer and layer of photopolymer liquid. Photopolymer is an acrylic liquid material that reacts to UV lights and turn itself into hard materials. To sum up, the main method of 3D printing is to use UV lights to turn Photopolymer resin into hard materials. The first object he printed was a cup about 5 centimetres tall through coding system that took months to produce. It is very time consuming and hard to code every single step. Therefore, not long after that, he introduced STL file format to transfer digital intended model from computer aided design (CAD) data to the 3D printer.

      Hull first 3D printing machine he use to experiment

Welcoming The Era of 3D Printing

Welcome to 21st century! 

Where technology has become mandatory for human life!

This blog will specifically gives information about the most magical invention of technology nowadays. The first technology I want to talk about is 3D printing, where we can duplicate 3D objects into their exact same replicas.

                                     3D printer: MakerBot Replicator 2

3D printing technology were first introduced to the world by Charles Hull or known as Chuck Hull back in 1970s. Therefore, development has been made for almost 30 years to the stage that it is now fully functioning as a 3D prototyping technology. Basic knowledge about 3D printing is to create 3 dimensional solid objects using additive process from a digital file. The solid object created through layers and layers of chosen material until it forms the entire intended object. This blog will discuss the technology invention from scratch on the day it ways invented, how it is developed until these days, their mechanism, the impact of 3D printing technology, and the theory behind the invention.