A 3D printer in action, printing an object. The substrate is in a form of clay-like consistency. As it is deposited, it solidifies and takes the shape as fed into the printer by a computer. The shot below shows a stepper motor which moves a carriage acurately into position. The nozzle is mounted on this moving carriage. Stepper motors can be controlled to a fine resolution, meaning each layer deposited can be as thin as a tenth of a millimeter. The print bed is stationary, so as the printing progresses, the motor-carriage asembly keeps moving upwards.
|camera||Canon EOS 7D Mark II|
|exposure mode||program mode|