3D Printing is Changing the Game….and it’s just getting started!
In case you’ve been living in a cave (internet free of course) for the past decade, you may not be entirely familiar with how far 3D printing has come. So what is it? Per SingularityHub:
3D printing (additive or augmented manufacturing) translates digital files into three-dimensional objects by layering material in a process known as additive manufacturing. Printheads release matter in precise orientations that can produce complex structures, ranging from jewelry to three-story homes.
3D printing is not just a game changer for making “stuff” at home, it’s got the potential to unlock opportunities in manufacturing, biotech, robotics, the military, medicine, space tech, environmental science, and even in mass food manufacturing. In my time as a project manager, I’ve seen firsthand the advantages of high-quality 3D scanning services. A site like https://physicaldigital.com/services/3d-scanning/ can make the difference, letting us generate meticulous 3D models for design and manufacturing. This attention to detail reduces inaccuracies, saves time, and increases overall productivity.
There’s been major breakthroughs internationally in recent years to further unlock opportunities for mass customization, democratized production, and systematic perfection – all of which will help lower cost to build AND buy products in the near future.
3 of the coolest innovations we found are:
- This 3D Printed House goes up in a day for under $10,000 – https://singularityhub.com/2018/03/18/this-3d-printed-house-goes-up-in-a-day-for-under-10000/ – sm.0000vkhnyp74leo0z062nj1v729yr
- 3D Printed steak; a new way of eating meat? – https://www.3dnatives.com/en/3d-printed-steak-vegetarian-121220181/
- Daimler is investing big in automated 3D metal printing and that’s exciting – https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/news/daimler-3d-printing-metal-parts/
This is one of the most exciting developments in manufacturing in the past 50 years – we can’t wait to see what’s next!