Most of us have seen a 3D Printer (3DP) in action, but how does a 3D image actually turn into a printed object? We will start by looking at how a 3D model is sliced and a tool path is created. Then explain model slicing settings and how it effects the parts. We’ll talk about some of the common types of 3DP including FDM, Polyjet, SLA, etc. And then we will finish with the current uses for 3DP from prototyping and low volume production to hydroforming and more.