3D Prints: 3D products that will change the world!
3D Printing Technology is completely and gradually changing the world, that’s a fact. Not only on the basic level of our daily lives but also at the level of the whole economy’s structure, as it was discussed in the latest article relating to this subject. If common people can now 3D print small objects at their own homes, soon enough they will be able to do more elaborated 3D prints, like for example 3D print out their completely holiday clothes and accessories. Why travel heavy, if you can just design and print out what you need when you reach destination? This will completely also change the way we travel and the traveling industry in general.
What kind of 3D prints can this technology produce that will affect the world in general and the world of business? Here are two examples of 3D prints in fields that are extremely vital:
1. 3D Prints in the construction field
A Chinese construction company in Shanghai is building houses by using a giant 3D printer to spray layers of cement and recycled construction waste to form walls and the rest of the structure. The finished homes don’t look that fancy, but they can be produced for less than $5,000, and the company claims that it can produce up to 10 homes in one day. Another company in Slovenia is planning to market three different types of 3D house printers this year still. The prices will start at 12,000 euros ($16,300). The end results of these 3D prints aren’t very glamorous yet, but it’s not inconceivable that in the future you’ll be able to create or download a design for your dream home and then send it to a construction company who’ll print it for you on your lot!
2. 3D Prints in the medical field
For years, researchers have been trying to figure out how to grow duplicates of human organs in laboratories so that they can transplant them into people who need them. But while they’ve had success in some areas, kidneys and livers are extremely difficult to reproduce. Or at least, they have been up to now. Medical researchers are making strides with bioprinting, in which they harvest human cells from biopsies or stem cells, multiply them in a petri dish, and use that to create a sort of biological ink that printers can spray. Scientists are hoping that bioprinting someday will enable them to arrange cells so precisely that they can mimic the function of human organs, making them useful for testing new drugs or even as organ transplants. And within the prosthetic field, many advances are being made in order to improve aesthetics. Who knows in the future having a really cool looking limb could actually be fashionable way to accessorise your outfit?