The early days of bulky, boring 3D printers are over. Today’s printing technology can be tweaked to harness more than a hundred different materials, but it all depends on what you’re using it for.
The smaller-sized printers are perfect for home use, letting you and your family craft toys, jewelry, household items, and custom accessories for your camera. On a grand scale, the machines can take up an entire house and are capable of printing 10 houses in a day, which could help immensely in developing nations.
Some of the printers are expressly built for the kitchen, allowing you to employ sugar, dough, and chocolate to make tasty creations. Finally, you’ll find specialty printers in some laboratories and hospitals, giving doctors the ability to fabricate skin for burn victims, print affordable prosthetic limbs that can be used immediately, and even create special crutches that allow a handicapped dog to walk freely for the first time.
World of 3D Printing provided by Cubify