Business, career & technology

3D Printing

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3-D printing opens up avenues of research and solutions previously unimaginable
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Yes, 3-D printing is revolutionary technology. It has opened up avenues of research that were impossible before the advent of 3-D printing. As an example, in my own research field of archaeology, scientists are using 3-D printers to make physical renderings of 2-D images in order to better interpret their meaning; they can also use 3-D printers to make copies of artifacts such as stone projectiles in order to perform studies of their strength, integrity, and functionality without harming the original artifacts. 3-D printing also allows previously unimaginable solutions to be found. For example, extremely detailed and potentially delicate prosthetics for both animals and humans can be made in a cost- and time-effective way.
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The technology allows people to design and print unique items
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3-D printing helps to level the playing field for tangible goods, prototypes and prosthetics. By making it relatively affordable to create a single unit or create a prototype, this technology takes power away from large corporations and gives options to those with actual ideas. It will revolutionize the path to market for new products and inventions.
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3-D printing is allowing for all kinds of new innovations. People have been able to design and print prosthetic limbs, parts for machines, and all kinds of artistic items. People can print custom made chocolates and other foods. It has been a boon for small businesses and has helped poor people.
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This is the future on so many different levels. I do not think people understand how this technology will put a lock hold on the market. People who are skilled at this want for nothing and get custom everything. How can any retailer compete with that. They are betting that most people will not figure it out but I think they will be sorely wrong.
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It's a really cool concept... How much does a decent machine cost?
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With this in mind, it’s no wonder that the question has been raised repeatedly about whether the “3D Industrial Revolution” can replace mass manufacturing; creating personalized objects on demand sounds almost too good to be true. Well, in part, it is. It turns out that mass production is a remarkably efficient system that is notoriously hard to beat on standardization and price.
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