Over the past few years, there have been many stories in the media about the newest and most exciting print technology and the development of 3D printers has been just as much a scientific innovation as an artistic and design innovation. The object being printed is created from melting materials such as ABS plastic or wood and it quite literally prints the object, layer by layer, with the incredibly smart computers within the printer.
Using a 3D printer, you can create objects as simple as replacement parts for broken equipment, connecting materials for things such as jewellery and entire objects like plates, toys and even musical instruments. We’ve all seen the news stories about how 3D printers have assisted in the repairing of animals broken limbs or changing the shape of medicine so the possibilities are endless with 3D printers.
3D printers use filament instead of cartridges like conventional printers and these filaments are made from materials such as plastics and some of these plastics, such as polylactide are made from natural materials and has the ability to be much safer and better for the environment. We also offer 4-in-1 inkjet printers for extended printing capabilities. Viking are keeping up to date with these changes in the printing world to bring you the very best in this ground-breaking technology.