You would need to have been living under a rock for the last few years not to have heard of 3D printing. Even if you’re not familiar with what it is or how it works, the term is used often enough to have become commonplace. With each passing year, the technology progresses further, and as the flexibility of 3D printing grows, so too does the likelihood that it’ll eventually become mainstream.
At present, 3D printing is mostly used for commercial and industrial applications. But eventually, you may find a 3D printer in every home. 3D printing reduces pollution, cheapens production, and gives consumers the power to create. Even if you don’t currently use the technology, 3D printing is already reasonably accessible.
Both the printers and software can be acquired with cheap 3D printers, even turning up infrequently in supermarkets and other stores. Of course, these printers aren’t on par with commercially available printers, but they are catching up.
As the price of printers and printing software drops and customer awareness and education about 3D printing processes increases, more people will adopt the technology. In short, 3D printing is very much here to stay and with good reason. Below, we’ll talk more about 3D printing and why it’s taking the world by storm.