3d printing – What it can do for you? 3d printing has been an experiment for at least 40 years but its only now becoming a commercial service as new ideas need to be realised, quickly.
It’s not been a boomed in your face technology simply because it caters for such a wide variety of problems. Design industries have found good use for it but in general anyone, in any sector could make some use of it, whether you’re in business or not.
What can it do?
3d printing allows you to reproduce anything from a 3D cad drawing into a real life object. From toys and furniture to prototypes and tools. It can even create moving parts. This interesting video gives a full insight on what it can produce and how:
On a slightly lower point the gun industry has found major use for it, reproducing guns plus magazines to create fully working weapons. In general there’s too many scenerios to detail how 3d printing could be useful to a business.
Create your office furniture, design your product prototype, create a promotional item or create a business! The possibilities are quite wide. I guess it comes down to creativity and functionality. What problem can you solve with it?
Some printers can be picked for as little as £1000 and with advancing technology they could very well be a household item in the near future.