With the rapid development of modern manufacturing industry, 3D printing technology becomes an important means. Meanwhile, computed tomography (CT) is being used in more and more areas, including 3D printing.
By using CT technology, the 3D reconstruction image of a sample can be gotten. Then the image will be converted to STL format. And this format can be used in 3D printing directly.
Apply 3D printing technology into medical science. Scan tooth by CT, and manufacture a new tooth by 3D printing.
Apply 3D printing technology into fossil research. Making a new fossil by CT and 3D printing can avoid possibly damaging to the original fossil, and can help human to study it better.
Comparison of 3D printing and design sample (red represents
positive error, and blue represents negative error)