Inventing New Products/Inventions/about 3d printing


I hope you can answer this:When creating something from a 3d printer, does the created object(say a gun)then have the same internal parts as the  original object?

Hi there, Can you clarify what you mean by "original object"? A 3D printer prints what it is programmed to print, just like a normal 2D printer. A designer produces geometry for a part in 3D modeling software (such as SolidWorks), then sends that file to the printer. The printer itself may have resolution or material limitations. So some parts may be printed, and some machined, and then the prototype unit assembled.  

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Ryan Gray


I would like to field questions that relate to the process of designing and developing new manufactured products. I have strong experience in product design, product development, product engineering, manufacturing, project management of product development projects, and feasibility analysis of concepts.


I have worked for fortune 500 business in new product development (NPD) roles, and also am co-founder of a business that is focused on helping businesses develop new products. This means I understand the business context of product development as well as the technical resources required to get a concept through design, prototyping, design for manufacture, and cost optimization.

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