Monday, February 24, 2014

3D Printing is the Future

3D TVs and cameras were a dud. But there is another 3D technology that will more likely be successful and have far-reaching repercussions in the future - 3D printing.

A 3D printer is like your inkjet printer on steroids. Instead of printing an image or text on a paper, a 3D printer will can create a three dimensional object. And instead of an image out of ink on paper, your final product is the molded item that is made of plastic or other materials like metal or vinyl.

Out of paper clips? No problem - print your own paper clips. Need a case for your iPhone? Find an iPhone case, and customize and print one for yourself. 

Mini 3D Printer
The average consumer may not yet embrace this technology as it the printer itself and the raw materials are currently cost-prohibitive for practical use, but the business enterprises will more likely adopt this technology first. It will speed up and help easily customize production.

But as 3D printing becomes more prevalent, it is not far fetched to see this technology in homes as well. Printers will most probably decrease over time, and 3D layouts can possibly become more ubiquitous that anyone can gain access to.

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