3D printing technology is said to have been developed in 1980s but has gained stirring popularity in the past 4-5 years.
Also known as additive manufacturing, 3D printing has brought along a revolution in various sectors of the economy. It typically involves making three dimensional solid objects by layering materials on top of one another.
Let’s take a look over the industries that are using this rapidly growing 3D printing technology for their benefit.
3D printers are being used by educators to inspire and engage students in a better way. It is a powerful teaching tool and has brought a paradigm shift in the way content is taught inside a classroom. Students are being able to learn the concepts of basic as well as applied sciences in an improved way using this technology. Also 3D printed topography maps and charts are extremely beneficial for students of geography. Engineering students are being able to print 3D models and graphics whereas biology students are using this technology to print out various sections of the body to study them minutely. So all in all, this technology has brought a significant change in education sector.
Construction industry is using 3D technology to construct buildings, fabricate walls, houses and even bridges. Such building are quite affordable and can be built within hours. This can be extremely helpful in providing houses to people in developing countries. Also 3D printed homes can be a quick solution to relocate people after a natural disaster. So, it can be safely concluded that 3D printing is the future of construction industry.
Medical industry has leveraged maximum advantage of 3D technology. It is being used for planning and rehearsing a surgery to reduce time in operating room etc. Certain organs can be printed which can further be used for performing mock surgeries. Also it can be used to print dental bridges, crowns, night guards, impressions of patient’s teeth and much more.
Technology has enabled 3D printing of footwear, jewelry, gloves, handbags and other fashion accessories. It has transformed the fashion industry and allowed customization of fashion products at significantly reduced costs. Industry giants are also resorting to 3D printing technology to add a tint of innovation in their products.
3D technology is at a premature stage at present & we have been able to leverage benefit of only a portion of its actual capacity. As per a forecast by International Data Corporation, global spending on 3D printing worldwide shall be $20.0 billion by 2021. Thus, 3D printing shall be well positioned in various sectors in the years to come.
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