Tag: 3-D printing
3-D printing is one of the most interesting subjects of our day. From printing prosthetic limbs to printing firearms and jewelry, it seems that the possibilities are endless. One of the newest paths 3-D printing has explored is building housing. V Home Insurance has created an infographic entitled “Home Sweet (Printed) Home” explaining how 3D printed homes may find their way to your neighborhood.
Nearly three decades ago, the first fully-functional 3D printer was created in 1984 by inventor Chuck Hull. Flash-forward to 2012, and the market for 3D printers and/or printing-related services now exceed $2.2 billion, worldwide — a 29 percent spike from 2011! Silver Image London looks at the future of printing in this infographic.
With the 3D Printing creating a buzz throughout the tech-o-sphere, other industries are still wondering how these advanced ink technologies can prove valuable to their industries. It is obvious that 3D printing can be of great value in architecture, engineering and automotive facets, however, industries such as the fashion do not usually come to mind when thinking about this innovative technology. Imagine having the ability to print your clothes?