Did you know the History of 3D Printing Dates back to 1980?
Although this is not an in-depth detailed explanation of the History of 3D Printing, Mr. Gonzalez explores the History of 3D Printing by creating a 3D Printing History Timeline Infographic. I have placed a link to the infographic for you to download below if you are interested.
"Additive manufacturing, also known as 3D printing or rapid prototyping, is a technology with an elaborate history. Since the first patent was filed in the 1980s, different companies have fought for the first-place position to become the brand name for 3D printing.
As patents expired and became available to the masses, a new industry frontier has opened and has become available to anyone willing to take it on. Today, almost anyone can go online and purchase a home 3D printer and start printing objects within minutes. Explore the history of 3D printing below." Article and infographic credit goes to Carlos M. González - ASME, The American Society of Mechanical Engineers