3D printing started way back then it is not something discovered recently. It was created some time back, and it has gradually continued to make changes up to where it is now. A 3D printer is a machine that is used to synthesize a 3-dimensional object. The history of the 3d printer helps us in understanding the history of 3D printing. It can create anything that the designer can envision through successive layers of material that are formed to create the object.
1981-1999: Additive Manufacturing
These were formerly called rapid prototype technologies this is because they were seen to be the fastest and the most cost efficient machines in the market and how they made the 3d printing job very easy for the people. Dr. Kadama was the first person to fill the first patent in 1981 however he failed to meet the deadline application because he was a patent lawyer.
1986 the first patent for stereolithography was issued, and it was Charles Hull who managed to invent the stereolithography apparatus in 1983 which made him establish the largest prolific organizations in 3D printing operating in the market today. This stereolithography has undergone some evolution which made it be the one you find presently in the world market.
These technologies were made for business, and they just changed over time and led to what we see now in the market. Over the years some machines were also discovered which included Solid Ground Curing, Ballistic Particle Manufacturing by William Masters, Solid Ground Curing by Itzhak Pomerantz et al. and three-dimensional Printing by Emmanuel Sachs et al. The emergence of the printing machines made an impact because of the new and advanced technology than previously used.
1999-2010: Adolescence in 3d Printing
It is at this point that the printers established became more grounded and were improved in one way or another. They started using more materials to produce the object that could do an individual job efficiently and those that could create even toys in a matter of hours. Over the years distinctive diversification within the printers was observed which made a tremendous impact on the people and companies at large.
People become more intrigued by the printers, and this made them invest their time more using the machines in creating relevant objects which have made life quite simple. Instead of waiting for a product in the industry for months you can have it merely in a matter of hours.
However, the biggest shortcoming of these printers is that they are only limited to making few objects.
3D Printers have evolved with a huge impact in markets making them the most machines used to produce simple objects ln a period thus it is safe to safe they have done the production of the object quite easy.