For the last many years, tech giants were working hard to find out more about 3D printing aka additive manufacturing and what this new buzz word is capable and not capable of doing. In the last year or so, its potential has been brought to the surface and future looks only brighter from now.
3D printing has gained a lot of momentum and popularity in techathons around the world and people are eager to find out which trends to look out for in the near future and how 3D printing is about to revolutionize we produce, market and consumer products in our daily lives. Every week there are new developments in this area – whether new 3D modeling apps, newly launched 3D printers or materials – that are getting introduced in the market for us to use.
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Before we talk about how 3D printing is set to change the world in the near future, let us take a moment to acknowledge how it has already changed some industries with its applications. The automobile industry makes use of 3D printing to prototype new spare parts for new models of their cars. Companies like the giant Airbus uses 3D printing to prototype and even print and parts as 3D models. Many healthcare providers have also seen mass applications of 3D printing in improving their health care and inpatient experiences.
Now let us bring to you a list of some of those hot trends that are sure to grab your attention in the coming few months.
Upcoming materials for 3D printing
There is a lot of news around companies benefiting from various materials such as glass, metal, and ceramic when it comes to 3D printing. What will be interesting to see if how this is extended further to organic materials that can then be used for 3D printing in organs and skin? Another trend to watch for is how two or three materials can be combined together to enhance the customization and personalization of 3D printing services that can better meet the growing demands of the consumer market in all spheres of life.
More efficient class of 3D printers
With more advancement and research happening to increase the efficiency and productivity of 3D printers, a lot is expected in the future with a new line of more cost-effective, affordable and efficient 3D printers that will be able to handle even bigger jobs with improved speed and that will also be affordable for people across all businesses to use. More supply will also mean reduced prices and affordability for 3D printers will increase manifold. This will boost the sales of 3D printers in the market not just locally but worldwide and more demand will further reduce the prices, bringing this technology to the doorstep of every business, big or small, to benefit from.
Better productivity with easier 3D modeling
As it stands today, 3D modeling is not easily accessible by one and all. The concepts are not very clear and easy to follow. In the future, we can only hope to see this improving so 3D modeling can be used by all. Today, they are designed keeping the designing community in mind. What tomorrow should hold is to take it a step further and include amateurs who love the art and have great creative ideas but don’t have the technical bend.
Improved 3D printing applications
We have witnessed in the past that tech giants have started exploring the applications of 3D printing to industries that were beyond our imagination. This trend continues to rise in the future where 3D printing will continue to challenge our imagination and show us applications that will surprise us. Who would have thought metal printing was possible with the use of 3D printers.
It is not hidden that the world of 3D printers and 3D printing is changing at a very fast pace. In the near future, one can hope to see major advancements in how we see and perceive 3D printing and the advantages it can bring to our lives and improve our consumer experience with a variety of products and industries. Keep your eyes wide open as the future holds a lot of surprises!