CNC Routing vs 3D Printing

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Julia
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CNC Routing vs 3D Printing

Postby Julia » Fri Oct 23, 2015 4:41 am

Hi guys,
What is the difference between CNC routing and 3D printing? or are they the same thing?

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Re: CNC Routing vs 3D Printing

Postby Slania77 » Fri Oct 23, 2015 4:54 am

I could say that CNC routing is a subtractive process of manufacturing while 3D is additive. In CNC routing, unwanted material is cut e.g. when making a curve. 3D printing on the other had adds material on something. layers of material are laid upon each other in order to arrive at the desired shape.

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Re: CNC Routing vs 3D Printing

Postby N0835ded » Fri Oct 23, 2015 5:03 am

I tend to think that the other difference is that Spinning drill bits are used in CNC routing to carve plastics, metal and wood while 3D printing mostly use computers in controlling print heads that deposit layers of other materials such as plastic in 3D dimensions

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Re: CNC Routing vs 3D Printing

Postby Julia » Fri Oct 23, 2015 5:10 am

Thanks guys, I have been wondering what the difference is. I now know

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Re: CNC Routing vs 3D Printing

Postby Ramses » Fri Oct 23, 2015 6:07 pm

You are welcome ms. Julia


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