Timeline of 3D Printing Design Milestones

  • Joe Micallef


To bring a clearer understanding of the many design achievements that have occurred in the world of 3D printing, this appendix presents a timeline of design milestones. This should not be regarded as a conclusive list; many more applications for 3D printing are being born daily, and featuring every 3D-printed, first-time accomplishment would be beyond the scope of this book. Nor is this timeline a history of the 3D printing process. Rather, the chronology lists objects grown from the 3D printing process for the first time (such as the world’s first 3D-printed shoe or the first 3D-printed guitar, just to name a few examples). For more history on the evolution of the 3D printing process, Joan Horvath’s Mastering 3D Printing is highly recommended.


Clear Understanding Additive Production Printing Process Additional Incentive Direct Manufacturing 
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