3DES: The First Decentralised 3D Printing Solution
A short introduction of the 3D printing industry
The 3D printing industry is seen today as the third industrial revolution. The industrial revolutions that have taken place until now, manufacturing and automation (standardized mass production) have started from a point somewhat similar to what is currently the 3D printing industry - namely small volume production at local or global level, of some things or objects that address the needs of a person, or a small/large business. This point coincides with the pre-industrialization era when each community had craftsmen making common objects that a man could not produce in his own household (blacksmiths, shoemakers, weavers, etc.).
3D printing is synonym to additive manufacturing (AM) and can be defined as the set of activities used to design and produce a three dimensional object. For this, layers of material are formed under computer control.
However, can this industry create a new niche for computing capacities monetization?
Let’s take a closer look at a recent network that solves one of the greatest issues of small and medium 3D printing manufacturers and also answers our question.
How does 3D printing function today?
Taking a quick look at the way in which this printing operates, will show us three different stages:
- Shape modeling
- Slicing (solo) and preparing the task for the printer
- Printing by launching the 3D printer’s task
For small and medium sized manufacturers, the second phase is the most resource consuming - the operator has to set the parameters numerous times (before printing), in order to get the desired quality. This phase needs a lot of resources, mostly from computers. Because of this, work efficiency decreases constantly - let’s not forget that the slicing process has to be repeated after every single readjustment.
The conclusion? The industry needs a cheap 3D model slicing process, that can be done with any computers.
3DES uses blockchain and smart-contract technologies to improve the remote slicing, by using a decentralized method (with high speed and very low costs). By doing so, the members of this network offer computing capacities (according to the equipment they use) to other members who need it and get paid in cryptocurrency. The benefits are clear:
- Faster slicing
- Cheaper and more accessible 3D production
- Additional boost for 3D printing market
- A new niche for computing capacities monetization
Browse here through the most recent version of the 3DES Decentralized Slicer whitepaper https://3des.network/static/documents/en/whitepaper.pdf. This updated document will present in detail the following issues: the worldwide growth of the 3D printing industry; some of the most used FDM technologies; usage of the blockchain and smart-contract technologies in 3D printing networks; how can a 3D printing slicer be decentralised. As a further matter, the whitepaper shows helpful parallels and examinations of the 3DES system and provides the readers information concerning the 3DES Initial Coin Offering.
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