4 Things you should know about 3d printing

3D printing is one of the most underrated, yet revolutionary technologies out there. It is a technology that has the potential to cut the costs of most consumer goods by a large margin. Currently, this technology is concentrated in medical manufacturing, and other high-tech designs. But that’s not to say that it has no mass-use value. Its value in mass production is massive. In fact, once you understand it, it’s a technology that can make you a good amount of money. To help you better understand it, here are 4 things you should know about 3D printing.

  1. It is environmentally friendly

The world is slowly coming to terms with the importance of preserving our planet, to protect ourselves from the adverse effects of climate change. On this front, 3D printing technology is faring quite well. For instance, in the course of my research on 3D technology, I have found some great filaments that are completely biodegradable. This is a major plus for 3D printing technology, since it can be used on a wide scale, without any negative effects on our environment.  This makes me think there should be more aggressive efforts to push for a wider adoption of this technology.

  1. 3D printers can make any product

When most people think of 3D technology, the first thing that comes to mind is medical stuff such as organs printing, or some high-tech manufacturing stuff.  The truth is you can use a 3D printer to create anything you want. In fact, we now have 3D printers that use ink made of sugar and other edibles. This means you can 3D print stuff like Cakes, Ice Cream and even chocolate. You should try it out, by 3D printing a cake or a nicely designed ice-cream for your loved ones.

  1. 3D printers are quite affordable

When many people think of 3D printing, the first image that comes to mind is that of an expensive piece of technology. However, this cannot be further from the truth. Over the last couple of years, the price of 3D printers has been going down. For instance, if you live in Canada, you can buy 3D filaments for as low as 15 Canadian dollars. That’s a price that most people can afford. Therefore, price should not be a hindrance, you just need to get creative and you can do anything you want with a 3D printer.

  1. 3D printers are very easy to use

What comes to mind when you think about 3D printing? Probably some complicated equipment that requires special skills, right? Well, what you don’t know is that 3D printing is one of the easiest things you have ever done. 3D printers can be connected to the internet or even to a USB device. This means you can download designs from the internet and print them, or even create them yourself and upload them using a flash drive. Once you get started, you quickly realize that it’s fun, since it allows you to exercise your creative instincts in coming up with new designs.

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