Most innovative technology 2014: 3D printing
Ok, now that the year is almost finishing, everyone makes lists and reviews about the best and the worst that happened this year and what’s to come on the next one. And among all the lists that talk about innovation, there should be always one item: 3D printing. It’s a fact that 3D printing wasn’t invented on 2014 but for sure we can say that this is the most innovative technology of this year.
On 2014, 3D printing reached another level, allowing regular people to step into this innovative technology, apart from all the amazing applications on fields like science, medicine, arts, fashion and many others.
2014 was the era of desktop 3D printers to come out, starting a new revolution that will take place and continue on the next year till everyone have a 3D printer at their home. This is the ex-libris of the Maker Movement, that also evolved thanks to this 3D printing evolution. This innovative technology will allow more and more people on the next years to build more and consume less, creating more customized products adapted to each person needs.
But it wasn’t only inside homes that this innovative technology shined. This year we saw 3D printing sparkling on the news on so many different fields that it is hard to point them all. 3D printing helped a paralyzed teen to kick the first ball at the WorldCup, helped scientists to create blood vessels, a better Osteoid cast and even food and a car (almost entirely made out with 3D printed parts)! We also saw 3D printing reaching out the International Space Station thanks to Made in Space project: the first 3D printer designed to operate in zero gravity is now up there, running printing tests – what an important milestone for space exploration! You still have doubts that 3D printing is the most innovative technology of this year? We don’t!
Tell us, in your opinion which were the most important things that happened on the 3D printing world?