7 Ways 3D Printing Will Change the World

Instead of asking what 3D printing can create, the question should be what can't 3D printing create? The options are endless but here are just seven of the many ways 3D printing will change the world.

Printable Food

It may sound like something out of science fiction but this has actually been done. Pizza, chocolates, and assorted candies can be printed out with various designs. This will be great for astronauts and soldiers whose food options are very limited.

Parts and Tools

Speaking of astronauts, they can also benefit from printing tools and parts. Everyone would benefit from using a 3D printer for this, but an astronaut cannot really go to the store when he or she needs a new tool the same way you can. This can help lower the costs of space travel too

Affordable Prosthetics

This will make all the difference in poverty stricken countries where war veterans are in need of limbs but can't afford them. Pet owners can even have 3D prosthetics made for animals missing limbs.

Inexpensive Homes

This has also made an impact for poverty stricken countries. China has been able to make homes using 3D printing for as low as $5000, all while using recycled material making the houses eco-friendly.

Customized Clothes

Imagine going to your closet and not seeing anything you want to wear and then printing your outfit to custom fit your body. This may very well be a reality in the near future. Fashion designers are currently working on a 3D printer that will use 3D scans of clients' bodies to create perfectly customized outfits.

3D Vehicles

A car has already been made using this technology although it isn't ready to be driven yet. The vehicle created is a strong as steel but much more lightweight. Using this technology means that vehicles could also be designed safer because of the precise nature of 3D printing.

Organ Transplants

Perhaps the most amazing possibility with 3D printing is the ability to create organs. Researchers are working on making organs using 3D printing. The technology is not quite there yet but once this has been done it will save lives for so many people waiting on organs.

There are infinite possibilities with 3D printing with amazing benefits. Using this technology will help cut costs, make products safer, and help save lives. This technology could very well be the key to making the world a better place.

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