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3-D printing and remote manufacturing
Three-dimensional printing has been around for decades since early 80’s. Recently it creates more hypes as the price become more affordable and the increase in development of new applications allows consumers to place their hands on it, working on its capability and capacity in the industry. It is growing in a fast pace. 3D printing is now used in wide variety of industries such as Medical or Health care, Aviation, Aerospace, Automotive, Architecture, Electronics and even Consumer products industry. 3D printing was named the best emerging technology in Las Vegas show 2013.
3D printing will create many new opportunities in almost every industry. In the future our shoes clothing and anything we wear in our body should match 100 percent which will not cause any discomfort such as blisters in our feet when we wear uncomfortable shoes and it can be created with the touch of a button. 3D technology improves quality of life. It can be used to print replacement organs, bones, tissues, plastic surgeries, and prosthetics. With 3D printing, there will be unlimited creativity driven by necessity.
3D Printing Evolution
1984 – Development (Developed by Chuck Hull of 3D Systems Corporation)
1986 – Technology was patented
1988 – The technology become available to the public
1990 - First low cost models was released to market
1996 – The term 3D printer was first used
2005 - First high definition color printer was released to market
2006 – First self-replicating 3D printer was developed
2008 - First self-replicating (50%) 3D printer was released to market
2009 - Sculpteo founded offering 3D-Model manufacturing for customers
2020 – Bio printing of functional human limbs and organs could be possible
2025 - Global network of industrial scale 3D manufacturing centers such as clothing, electronics, lifestyle goods, etc
3D printers will be able to physically replicate most...