3D printing (or Additive Manufacturing) is the computer controlled process of
material layering materials to create three-dimensional object. Raw materials
used for additive manufacturing (3D printing) range from plastics / polymers,
ceramics, concrete, metal powders and others. Name „Additive“ comes from the
build process that adds raw material.
3D object is printed based on a 3D digital model typically drawn or scanned to
computer-aided design (CAD).
sensors are suitable to become part such 3D printed products, parts or
materials as they can be seamlessly incorporated into the structures or layers
to help retrieve data from the material and thus smartify it.