Monday, May 12, 2014

The Future - 3D Printing

The future will be all about personalized manufacturing and 3D printers are going to make that a reality. I was just looking over a web site that features articles about 3D printing and I was surprised at how much can be created with 3D printers. You can create toys, parts, weapons, prosthetic limbs, and even body parts. 3D printers are going to revolutionize manufacturing. They are also going to lower the price of many of the products we currently use. Take prosthetic limbs, which are currently quite expensive. I read a couple of articles that showed the price of prosthetic hands and arms dropping from costing thousands to hundreds of dollars (and even less). Not only were the prosthetic limbs cheaper, they were as good or even better in quality. Yes, there is a revolution in manufacturing coming and it will bless us all (unless you are a factory worker).

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