The 3D printing industry is the industry that will affect our future world, which is now developing rapidly and multi-faceted. 3D printing technology has evolved from the 1980s to today, and it will soon change our world. Everyone can learn how to use a 3D printer and it can make almost anything. The materials that can be used include ABS plastic, nylon, glass, filled polyamide, silver, titanium, steel, wax, and polycarbonate. The 3D printer can make small jewelry toys, tools, bowls, cans, brackets and anything you can think of. This is a great tool for creative people and programmers who like to try different things. Even you do not know any professional knowledge, you still can try the entire 3D printing process by yourself.
- You can print very expensive works through 3D printing technology
3D printing technology nowadays can make anything from small hair to large architectural works, and the specific value of the product depends on the complexity of the printing materials you use and their objects. 3D printing technology is widely being used in various industries, from food, medical, construction to the aerospace and other industries, and this technology will soon appear in every corner of our lives in the future.
- 3D printing technology will soon print out aircraft components for the aerospace industry
We all know that aircraft are now becoming more and more common due to the technological development, and the aerospace industry is also constantly upgrading its technology. Nowadays, almost all metal flying objects of the aerospace industry are produced by different components manufacturers around the world, but how will it develop in the future? Will, they going to use different materials in the future? Or are they going to use other new aerospace objects? We can already predict that the entire aviation industry will develop more suitable aerospace objects through 3D printing technology in the soon future.
- Sweden's Koenigsegg luxury sports car has 3D printing components
If you are not a sports car fan, you may not know the Swedish brand Koenigsegg, but it is one of the most beautiful, luxury, fast and limited edition cars in the world. The company was established more than 20 years ago and they only produce 15 cars every single year. All of their sports cars are handmade and by using the newest technology. Although Koenigsegg only uses a small amount of 3D printing technology in some car parts, it is just the beginning. It is widely known that 3D printing technology will be used in the automotive industry in the future.
- The medicine industry will benefit the most from 3D printing technology
The next object on the 3D printed list is for humans. 3D printing technology has developed rapidly nowadays and if apply it to medicine, it can even print out human organs in the future. This new technology will help newborns and donors to find matching objects. If 3D printing technology combined with the medical field will be used to print human blood vessels, skin calls, popular organs, bones, etc., which will be used for medical research and replace the current new drugs in animal living tests. 3D technology is now used in the medical industry and that will bring more innovations for the medical future.
- 3D printing is an industry worth more than $7 billion and is still growing
It is clear from the statistics results predict that 3D printing technology will bring more than $7 billion in commercial activities in just five years, and its value is expected to exceed $32 billion. This may be a start to invest in 3D printing now and good timing also means more attention and those people should start thinking about the development and the importance of 3D printing.
- Concerns about 3D printing technology
As we mentioned, the 3D printer can be used for a variety of materials, including metal which has caught the attention of those who want to own a gun and in some parts of the world may have used a 3D printer to print guns already. As 3D printing becomes more popular, the United States warns that this technology should be monitored and controlled. Such as 3D programming files should not be downloaded for free or another way that can prohibit 3D printing guns. This 3D technology brings great business opportunities but with potential concerns. We should also consider whether there are more concerns about widely using 3D printing, which may lead to bad consequences, or whether the 3D technology needs to be controlled.
- 3D printing isn't restricted by gender
Since the 3D printing industry is in the technical field, many companies tend to hire males instead of females for this position, which leads to social stereotypes in engineering-related work. In fact, there are many females who are also interested in engineering or even did a really great job in this field; we should encourage and open to everyone, as long as someone is interested in or wants to study 3D printing technology.
- 3D printing will replace artificial work
3D printing technology has evolved to different industries, so it has become important for people to rethink their future work in the next 10 to 20 years because the machine will replace some of the human work in the soon future. 3D printers can do many complex tasks, such as textile manufacturing. Other industries that are with a high-risk problem will replace the manpower into 3D printers and robots in the future due to the safety, cost and efficiency issues.
- Cooperation between the fashion industry and 3D printing technology
The fashion industry is probably the only one that has adopted 3D printing technology in the early years and 3D printers are now developing and learning to print out the wide variety of materials. It also has the ability to create new ideas for fashion design, but with the development of technology, many luxury brands and designers start to worry about if the counterfeiters obtain design patterns and materials, and they will be able to produce the many fakes through 3D printing technology, which will lead to really bad consequences. So now, how the fashion industry and 3D printing technology find their balance point will be the most important thing that needs to be considered in the future.
- 3D architectural printers are priced at $2.5 million
A good 3D printer is not cheap or easy to develop that can print quickly and has very good quality and it costs $2.5 million. The 3D printer is not only a tool for fashion or medical anymore but a new revolution for the construction industry; a larger 3D printer will be developed in the future. The combination of 3D printing technology and the construction industry is mainly aimed at a more consistent and automated construction process, which will greatly change the future architecture industry. The construction of the 3D printing technology layer by layer will create more new buildings.
- 3D printing technology may solve the problem of discarded plastic
Nowadays, the pollution of plastic waste becomes one of the biggest problems on our planet. A large number of plastic products are produced every day and are abandoned in every single corner and cannot be decomposed are causing damage to the environment. The 3D printing company is now developing and thinking of using waste plastic products as raw materials to make more products through 3D printing machines. If these waste plastics can be reused, it will reduce the waste of plastic products and reduce pollution.
- Products created by 3D printing need to be patented and protected
One of the biggest problems with 3D printing is that you need to protect your design legally like any other creator or artist if you sell 3D printed objects or works made by yourself. The current law on intellectual property rights has not been covered with the 3D printing product yet. To protect the 3D design, it will also require the protection of patents or intellectual property rights for the production of more products and works for the 3D printing technology. After all, those finished product is also created by the designer's ideas.
- There are 3D printed coral reefs in the Maldives
Global warming has become one of the biggest problems facing by our planet. Our marine environment and living creatures are on the verge of extinction and fragmentation. Beautiful marine biodiversity and coral reefs are not only crucial to marine life, but they also protect humans from storms and provide us basic standard of living. More than 30D coral reefs have died and there is an urgent need for immediate action. Now, 3D printing technology has proven that it can be an effective way to create artificial coral reefs. The largest coral reef created by a 3D printer is now located in the Maldives and it built a new artificial structure of coral and marine life. It is expected that 3D printing will help us protect the marine environment greatly in the future.
- The film industry prints prop through 3D
In the film studio, there are often various kinds of props. It always took a lot of time, cost and manpower to make props. If the movie industry can introduce 3D printing technology, it will improve the efficiency of production and highly reduce the cost of the props in the future.
- 4D printing is coming soon
If you think the 3D printing technology is amazing, you will definitely love this more, 4D printing techniques. 4D technology is very similar to the current 3D technology. With the original 3D printing principle, the concept of the fourth dimension is added. Simply put, the original three-dimensional printing technology adds light and heat through advanced and unique materials or other characteristics are such as water. Regardless of the emerging industry of 3D or 4D, the future will change the current industrial production, which can be applied in various industries, develop more practical uses, and even change our lives. 3D and 4D printing technology are now one of the important trends in the future.