Timelines and major contribution to additive manufacturing since its inception.
|Year||Major contribution to additive manufacturing|
|1981||First rapid prototyping|
|1984||First stereolithography (SLA) prototype|
|1991||First fused deposition modelling (FDM) machine operationalized|
|1992||First SLA 3D printer operationalized|
|1997||Operationalized first laser additive manufacturing system|
|2000||First 3D Inkjet printer|
|2001||First desktop 3D printer|
|2002||First miniature kidney was printed|
|2005||Replicating rapid project for low-cost 3D printers|
|2008||First 3D prosthetic leg printed|
|2009||First 3D printed blood vessel|
|2010||First Prusa Mendel 3D printer|
|2011||First 3D printed edible food|
|2012||First 3D printed jaw|
|2013||First 3D printed rocket parts|
|2014||First zero-gravity 3D printer|
|2015||Ultrafast clip 3D printer|
|2016||3D printed bone|
|2017||3D printed farms|
|2018||3D printed glass|
|2019||First 3D printed human heart|
|2020–||Optimization of mechanical properties and heat treatment behaviour|
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