3D printing (also known as additive manufacturing) is the process of making three-dimensional solid objects from a digital file. 3D printers are used to create prototypes by companies in the R&D sector, make low-volume production pieces, and provide customized products for consumers. 3D printing has been making rapid strides in the past decade. This is because of how it can be used for anything from printing out trinkets and toys to models and prototypes of new products. 3D printing is not just for prototyping anymore, but is also an excellent way to get a physical copy of your digital design. The potential applications of 3D printing are very broad and it’s only a matter of time before we see more and more creative people use this technology to transform their ideas into reality. I’ll help you choose a 3D printer and show you how to get started!