3D Printing: The Future is Now
More than likely, youβve heard of 3-D printing. This new technology prints with materials such as plastic, resin, gold and silver, and creates usable items. The implication of these machines is powerful, and www.computersciencehub.org has created an infographic entitled β3-D Printing: The Future is Nowβ, detailing just how useful and practical this technology could be.
The first 3-d printer was created in 1992. While it was a very basic model, it started a tidal wave of innovation. By 2002 scientists engineered a functional kidney able to filter blood and produce diluted urine. In 2005, Dr. Adrian Bowyer at the University of Baths founded RepRap, an open-source initiative to build a 3-D printer which can print most of its own components.Also, Shapeways launches a private beta allowing artists, architects and designers to make their own 3D designs as physical objects. Also, in that same year, the first prosthetic leg printed on a 3-D printer was used.
And this is just the start. Engineers have created aircrafts, vehicles, and even spare body parts with a 3-D printer, and now this technology can be yours, as well. These retail anywhere from $520 to $3,399, and some even make their own parts, enabling you to purchase one, and make unlimited replicas for your friends.
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