Additive manufacturing or 3D printing is a high-speed technological process of creating three dimensional objects from a digital model. Since the start of twenty-first industry, there has been a large growth on the sales of 3D printers and their priced dropped substantially. That is why Microsoft has continued to merge 3D printing technology to their industry. 3D printing technology is largely used on the following fields:
- industrial design
- engineering and construction
- dental and medical industries
- geographic information systems
- civil engineering
According to Microsoft, their Mobile Fusion version is better than other solutions because an internet connection is not merely necessary. Shahram Izadi, one of the researchers working on Mobile Fusion told that as Microsoft researchers, they tend to push themselves to innovate in an effort to fully showcase their technology to the world. Microsoft is working to make sure that Mobile Fusion will work with all types of mobile devices such as Windows Phone, Android Phone and iPhone devices.