3D Printing and the Future
3D printing is really the future of printing technology. You will be able to turn your dream into a reality with this special technology, which will be tremendously beneficial for us in the coming days.
What is 3D Printing?
3D printing is an output of the recent technological advancement. It is a specific way of manufacturing some solid elements, with the help of a computer-controlled printer. A special additive technique is utilized here for the entire manufacturing process. If you can design a 3D model in your computer using some graphics software, you will be able to physically generate exactly the same model with the use of the 3D printer.
Recently 3D printers are used for creating a variety of components. For example, the parts of an automobile or an aircraft can be produced by 3D printing. Even the human bones can be manufactured with the use of this 3D printing process.
Future of 3D Printing
Surely with the help of new digital manufacturing technology called 3D printing, we will be able to make something beyond our imagination. You must have seen the ‘matter replicators’ in the famous movie ‘Star Trek’, which will be a reality in the near future.
Suppose you will see a beautiful mug or a show piece in your friend’s house. If you really like it, you will be able to make the exact replica of that using a 3D printer.
Suppose you will find an important component of a machine broken or not working properly. With the assistance of 3D printing technology, you will be able to print or make the exact component that you need within a very short period. The benefits that the 3D printers will provide will make our life very easy and comfortable.
It may even happen that large buildings will be made with the use 3D printing technology. Research has been going on to get the quality building components manufactured using 3D printing facilities on site, with improved properties.
NASA has already made a test to use a 3D printer in an International Space Station. In future, spacecraft parts will be manufactured using a 3D printer as and when required during a space mission to Mars, Venus or Saturn.
In short, impossible will be possible with the use of 3D printing technology in future. We have to wait a few years for that auspicious moment to come. But it will definitely be a reality.