High angle view of young bearded designer using computer for operating 3d printer at small 3d printing studio. Office worker wearing glasses and blue t-shirt, he sitting at working 3D printer. 3D printer connected to laptop and wi-fi router, there are coils with multicolored metal wire and toy objects produced with device. 3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing, refers to various processes used to synthesize a three-dimensional object. In 3D printing, layers of material are formed under computer control to create an object. These objects are produced from a 3D model or other electronic data source. A 3D printer is a type of industrial robot.