The Future of Custom 3D Printing
There are companies which believe in a future where humans achieve great things using machines. Custom 3D printing makes these visions seem closer than ever to being reality.
We know the impact of smartphones in the society today. 3D printing is thus far opening up new possibilities for humanity. Here are some of the things we should expect to see in the future:
By far the most exciting thing about custom 3D printing is bioprinting. It involves the printing of human organs to replace damaged ones in a patient. Many people in the world are suffering from tissue and organ damage, and deterioration of blood vessels.
If researchers are successful, it will revolutionize the medical industry. People will no longer have to wait for months and years to get transplants.
Some of the techniques currently in use are innovative. One company is using bioink to create cells. They are then put on an organ or vessel and nature does the rest of the healing work.
Another company is using biomaterials made from biodegradable polymers and ceramics. Their use is in creating artificial bones.
In the future, the expectation is for bioprinting companies to have better biomaterials. Doctors will be able to use a patient’s cells to heal wounds. They will also have advanced printing devices that create essential organ replacements.
For now, researchers are looking into using 3D printers to spray skin cell tissues on burn victims. This ability to heal damaged skin cells can have an impact in the lucrative cosmetic surgery industry.
Space Exploration Printing
Astronauts in the International Space Station are experimenting with 3D printers. This could have a great impact in the future of space exploration. They can print all the tools they need in space.
Second, the advancements in 3D printed food can also save costs of transporting food supplies to space. With the current desire of scientists to ‘conquer’ Mars, having tools and food supplies at the touch of a button will be essential.
It takes many months for constructors to finish building. There are companies experimenting with 3D construction of homes. In the future, construction 3d printing companies will likely make use of this technology to complete new homes on demand.
This type of printing can also fix damaged walls in a few hours. Another possible element will be the use of biodegradable materials. That means a reduction in waste in our environment.
Use of Conductive Ink
Companies are producing better conductive digital inks. These are useful in antennas, electronic devices, and circuit boards. They are cost-efficient and manufacturers can use them for mass production. Improving the conductive inks will help electrical engineers.
Replacement Parts Production
In the future, people won’t go out to buy replacement parts. If something in the house is broken, the 3D printer will produce an identical replacement. If a car doesn’t have a specific part available, a mechanic can print one.
It is better to use custom 3D printing to create a prototype of a tool. This test helps to mitigate the risk of investing in tools that don’t suit the project at hand. Testing can save money as well because you can modify a 3D printed tool to get the right tool.