A variety of additive production processes are subsumed under the generic term 3D printing. Unlike conventional, subtractive manufacturing processes, no material is removed from an existing shape. Formless material is built up in paper-thin layers to form a 3D object by a 3D printing system. All additively manufactured components are based on 3D models, which are designed in application-specific CAD programs. In 3D printing, these files are broken down into thin layers in so-called “slices”, which contain two-dimensional coordinates for each layer. Based on this data, 3D printers print each individual layer of the component. In 3D printing, objects can be precisely produced according to your individual requirements. Whether prototype or functional component, single piece or (small) series; in 3D printing (almost) anything is possible.