Regular printers are pretty handy, but their up-and-coming cousins, 3-D printers, add a whole new dimension to the printing process. Literally! How much do you know about the fascinating field of 3-D printing? Take this quiz and find out!
Question 1 of 20
Which of the following is NOT a 3-D printing approach?
Question 2 of 20
Who owns the trademarked 3-D printing procedure actually called 3-D Printing (3DP)?
Question 3 of 20
What's the term used to describe 3-D printing when it's used to create models for testing a product's design?
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What was the name of the first commercially successful 3-D printer using the inkjet approach for rapid prototyping (RP)?
Question 5 of 20
Which of the following fields or industries have used 3-D printing?
Question 6 of 20
Which of the following 3-D printing approaches involves melting the material, then allowing it to cool and solidify to form each new layer?
Question 7 of 20
In what year was 3-D printing industry leader 3D Systems founded?
Question 8 of 20
Which of the following 3-D printing approaches uses a liquid glue added to a fine powder?
Question 9 of 20
Which of the following 3-D printing approaches applies an ultraviolet light to a liquid polymer to change it into solid plastic?
Question 10 of 20
Which of the following 3-D printing approaches uses inkjet technology to apply a liquid that quickly solidifies to form each new layer?
Question 11 of 20
Which of the following materials have been used to create objects with 3-D printers?
Question 12 of 20
Which of the following 3-D printer models is priced under $10,000 and is small and light enough to fit on a desktop?
Question 13 of 20
Why is binder 3-D printing faster than direct 3-D printing?
Question 14 of 20
What are the names of two companies that provide 3-D printing services for the average person who doesn't want to buy the equipment?
Question 15 of 20
Before you print out something on a 3-D printer, which file format should you convert your file to?
Question 16 of 20
One 3-D printing process has the trademark name of SLS. What does SLS stand for?
Question 17 of 20
What type of software can you use to design a 3-D object that you want to print?
Question 18 of 20
What's the official term from ASTM International describing manufacturing technology that creates an object by adding material on a layer-by-layer basis?
Question 19 of 20
What sort of material did physicist and maker Windell Oskay use in his home-built 3-D printer?
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