3D Printing: How to tell a story

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by Sara S.

Once upon a time, there was a little doll named Lone who came from far away with the power to illuminate our lives. He illuminated with the help of a magical object, an object that, in turn, was born from the magic of 3D printing.

What place does 3D printing occupy in this story?

First of all, we would like to point out that Javier Mañas, a product designer who is already part of Faberin, was the architect of this wonderful idea. This idea has materialized into an original lamp, which has become a reality through a process that, as experts in the field point out, is magical.

The process that 3D printers follow may seem magical, as they offer the opportunity to physically create a design that was previously only in your mind. These printers make voluminous copies of computer-created designs.

Do you want to see the process of creating this lamp through 3D printing? Here you have it, it is most suggestive!

How does a 3D printer work?

To create a physical model of a design what 3D printers do is to create layers and layers continuously and successively until the design is completed in its 3 dimensions of width, length and height.

Once the lamp is produced, by means of the use of biodegradable thermoplastics and high quality 3D printing, it is the same Javier who manually forms LoneLamp adding the functionalities to this lamp.

3D printing is a current issue and may be the futuro, an incredible tool for creating objects and telling stories. Let’s do some more digging around this interesting tool:

Why the current boom of 3D printers?

Although, 3D printers are a reality since the late 80s, it is now that they have reached their peak due mainly to its cheapening and its massive production.

Previously, these innovative printers were restricted to universities and technology centres, but seeing them outside these centres was a big exception. Nowadays, it is common to find 3D printers in private homes and small workshops. This is due, in part, to the release of the physical components from which the printer is made and to the emergence of free software, which makes it possible to use software to design. However, in order to maintain them it is necessary to have some knowledge about them, since they are not as easy to use and maintain as a traditional printer.

An interesting reflection on 3D printing …

Jesús López, resp. I+D.

Our vision is to have a printer capable of manufacturing any product that is needed adapting its characteristics to the particular needs of each person … Let imagination be the limit!

What are the main applications of 3D printing?

At the moment, they are mainly used for the production of spare parts on site or in the sanitary sector. Another of its incredible applications is that it allows a rapid prototyping of new products with the three-dimensional model that become very easily objects that can be launched to the market at high speed.

We were referring to the healthcare sector, and it is that experts in the field point out that this sector is leading the investment in 3D printing, why? In addition to the production of dental prostheses, it seems that the greatest revolution is yet to come: experimentation with organic tissues to make organs or human prostheses that are able to fit perfectly with the patient is a reality.

More advantages of 3D printing

One of the main advantages of 3D printing is that the complexity and variety of designs means no higher manufacturing cost. In addition, 3D printed objects are created in one piece, this means that they do not require assembly, saving time and energy in their production.

Reading all the applications and advantages of 3D printing, one begins to seriously consider the phrase we hear so much about today:”3D printing is the future“.

For now we don’t forget LoneLamp, do you want to see the final result after that process that you have seen above?

More about LoneLamp…

If you’re curious and you want to know more about LoneLamp, you can read this post in our magazine about his story.

And now, for all those designers who love 3D printing, it’s time to tell your story!

If, like Javier, you are a product designer, whether you design or produce your own creations, if you have an interesting idea and don’t know how to make it known, don’t hesitate to take the plunge: turn your designs into products for sale at Faberin, you are just one click away from showing your talent to the world.

We’re waiting for you!

Words by Sara S.

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