3D printing is a process of making a three-dimensional solid object of virtually any shape from a digital model. 3D printing is achieved using an additive process, where successive layers of material are laid down in different shapes. 3D printing is also considered distinct from traditional machining techniques, which mostly rely on the removal of material by methods such as cutting or drilling.

The 3D printing technology is used for both prototyping and distributed manufacturing with applications in architecture, construction, industrial design and many other fields.

Yerevan Physics institute by its workshop of 3D printers started a pilot project of investigation possibilities of rapid prototyping for the innovation projects currently performed in the institute.

Following 3D printers are available in YerPhI:


Figure 1. Software engineer Pavel Solakhyan is tuning 3D printers