The idea of 3D printing originated in the United States in the late 19th century and was developed and promoted in the 1980s.
The 3D printing is one of the newest high "dimensions" in the fusion body model of science and technology.
At the end of 19th century, the United States developed photographic sculpture and geomorphology technology, then produced the printing technology of the 3D printing core manufacturing ideas. Before the 1980s, the number of three-dimensional printers, mostly concentrated in the hands of "Frankenstein" and electronic products enthusiasts. It is mainly used to print things like jewelry, toys, tools, kitchen items, etc.
Even a car expert prints out parts of the car and then, according to the plastic model, order the parts that are actually available in the market.
In the 1979, American scientist RF Housholder obtained a patent for a similar "rapid prototyping" technology, but was not commercialized. The 1980s has a prototype, its scientific name is "rapid prototyping."
The mid 1980s, SLS was developed and patented by Dr. Carl Deckard of Texas State University in the United States, sponsored by DARPA. By the late the 1980s, American scientists had developed a printer that could print three-dimensional effects and had successfully marketed it, and the 3D printing technology had matured and been widely used. Ordinary printers can print some reports and other flat paper materials. And this latest invention of the printer, it not only makes the cost of three-dimensional goods lower, and inspire people's imagination.
Future application of the printer will be more extensive.
MIT created the term "three-dimensional printing" in 1995, when its graduates, Jim Bredt and Tim Anderson, modified the inkjet printer scheme into a solution that squeezed binding solvents into powdered solutions rather than squeezing ink onto paper. Since 2003, sales of three-dimensional printers have grown and prices have begun to decline.