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Application of 3D printing in various industries
August 7, 2020
Application of 3D printing in film and television
Application of 3D printing in film and television
August 7, 2020

Can 3D printing products replace the garage kit market?

3D printing is the art of life

With the increasing maturity of 3D printing technology, many hand-made workshops have begun to get involved in it. For many hand-made enthusiasts, it is undoubtedly a great boon for the hand-made industry. Many people are also beginning to worry about whether 3D printing products will be replacing the garage kit products. Losing the animation figure market, after all, in terms of printing accuracy and technology, it can be completely restored to the prototype of the animation figure one by one.

3D printing products,3D printing technology

The Japanese model group, which rose early before the development of 3D printing technology, was still in the hand-crafted era at that time, and most of the mecha modeling needed to be completed by hand. However, in the era before 3D printing, the technology of these works was top-ranking.

3D printing products,3D printing technology

However, with the declinede of the mecha manual market in recent years, most of the hands can basically be restored by 3D printing, and as a high-precision 3D printer, it has a more obvious advantage in this regard, which is what we known: the LCD ((Laser cladding deposition))3D printer.

3D printing enlightenment teacher

For the time being, we can gradually find that 3D printing is playing more and more roles in animation exhibitions, and the technology is becoming more and more mature, but if it can really replace the manual work, it is still more difficult, although 3D printing has high precision, but the printing still has layered patterns. If it is a mecha figure that pursues high details, the follow-up needs to be polished manually. For models with high detail processing requirements, 3D printer obviously still has certain distance.

Secondly, for realistic models, products printed by 3D printers cannot be completed with more detailed textures. In terms of character models, most of them are now basically completed by 3D printing, but there are still some post-rework need to be done, especially for the layer thickness, muscle trend, line thickness, posture and other angle problems, which are features printing machine can not be found.

3D printing products,3D printing technology

Generally speaking, 3D printing products has been and will be more changing the hand-made industry, but if it comes to detailed features, at present, 3D printed products still have some clear  limitations. Therefore, the two are still developing at the same time, but with the provision of future technology, the hand-made market is still full of unknowns.

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