How to make 3D printing production cheaper and more accessible

3D printing technology is already famous and creates the coolest creations

With a 3D printer and a little imagination you can create everything — from lenses, to camera housings smartphone, clothes, clocks and toys. Some have taken the technique so far as to print electric guitars, robots, weapons or even prostheses. In 2008, even a printer able to 3D print another 3D printer was created.

Moreover, 3D printing is:

  • shortening the design-development process to less than a few days
  • offering a faster and more accurate feedback from potential buyers or investors, because it creates a prototype before it goes into production
  • providing easier and faster customization operations — 3D printing allows users to personalize and tweak any component
  • offering almost unlimited possibilities of design

However, 3D printing often turns out to be rather expensive. Also, it may require numerous or consistent resources. One look at the 3D printing phases will show the main disadvantages of this complex operation. The user begins with the basic task of shape modeling, by operating computers and special software as Autodesk 3ds Max or Maya — this first phase simply prepares the initial model. Then, in order to get to the desired product, multiple slicing steps are often required — program slicing, setting the slicer, then program slicing again, setting the slicer for one more time…and so on. Thus, this preparation needs most of the time allocated for the entire procedure. And in the majority of the cases, a simple computer is used for this task — that has to undergo multiple adjustments and repetitions. This may increase the waiting time with tens of minutes or even hours.

This description was needed in order to show that the use of a simple computer takes a lot of time due to the slicing process and is not at all efficient. Another option may prove to be cloud slicing — this offers an increased speed of operation but also increases the cost of the process (the service is already made available by multiple companies — they accept users requests, process them on their own equipment and then transfer it).

3DES — cheaper and easier

Today’s 3D printing industry is in search of a product that provides the fastest and the cheapest possible 3D model slicing process (even with cheap computers). As you know, cloud slicing has proven to be to expensive for most users, so 3DES developed a decentralized network uses blockchain and smart contract technologies to obtain a remote slicing network that can provide best solutions, with low costs. Members do not use money for this service, but cryptocurrency.

How does it work? The operator uses a static IPv4 internet address and accepts to be use its computing resources, in a smart-contract by transferring a certain deposit that will be blocked as a guarantee. This amount will be defined after the initial coin offering. These participants will then set a fixed service price or use an algorithm to evaluate the equipment’s computing capacity and then set a proper price for it.

Task processing in 3DES network

Without a doubt, this is how 3D printing should be accessed — as fast as possible, available for people all over the planet, regardless of the equipment used or the budget the have available. 3DSE will change the 3D global printing market.

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