3D printing is also known as desktop fabrication or additive manufacturing. It is a prototyping process whereby a real object is created from a 3D design. The digital 3D-model is saved in STL format and then sent to a 3D printer. The 3D printer then prints the design layer by layer and forms a real object. For a more detailed explaination click here What is 3D Printing
The amount of time taken to create a 3D print depends on a number of factors, the two most important are the print size and layer thickness. An average print the size of a tea cup will take between 4 and 24hours to print depending on the layer thickness. Thicker layers mean a less accurate print but a shorter print time and lower cost, thinner layers mean a longer print time and more cost.
I have no 3D modelling experience and I dont want to pay for a model to be created can I still use UA 3D Printing?
Yes, there a multiple websites with thousands of free 3D printable models you can choose from here are a few:
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