3D Printing in 2020
In the year 2016, International Data Corporation reported that the automotive, aerospace, and dental industries were the sectors that have generated the bulk of 3D printing revenues. In the coming years, these five main industries are poised to experience big changes because of 3D printing.
3D printers stimulate students’ creativity and prepare them to effectively integrate into the professional world. Now, you find desktop 3D printers in schools as a new tool to inspire and engage both educators and students. Courses such as physics, chemistry, and engineering use 3D printers to develop real-world skills. Geography students can study via 3D-printed topography maps or demographic charts. Biology students could print out cross-sections of different body parts and organs. Engineering and graphic design students benefit from 3D models.
3D printers are helping orthopedists to make biocompatible and custom-made implants for their patients. Other than implants and prosthetics, 3D printers could also be used for the rapid prototyping of medical devices. Even though printing entire organs with living tissue and vasculature is still not feasible yet, the 3D printing medical revolution is already in motion, bringing countless benefits to physicians and patients globally. The healthcare sector is ripe with devolvement opportunities.
In architecture or interior design, 3D printers can communicate ideas to customers and incorporate feedback more effectively by creating detailed and enduring 3D models of their designs in-house, directly using computer-aided design (CAD) files they have designed themselves. Projects are materialized as fast and as precise as possible.
3D printing has given professional fashion creators free rein to their creativity. From clothing and footwear to accessory items like jewelry, gloves, and handbags, 3D printing could redefine high fashion by bringing in a whole new level of customization. Users could also unleash their own creativity and breathe life into their designs at reduced cost.