Stratasys leading the new way forward in 3D printing technology.
24th September 2015Category : ProductsPublished by :Yuvan Subramani Reading Time : 4 Minute News Sourced : India
In the recent years, many technological developments have been made in the process of printing and projecting text or images on a paper or other related material. One major development among these would be 3D printing, which, despite being a bit elusive for commercial purposes, has been around for a while.
3D printing is mainly used as a kinaesthetic process to see your product or project design in a practical format, to analyse the components to remove defects and produce the perfect form, before releasing the work for full-time production. This is seen as useful in some quarters, for some industries follow a certain practical pattern of production.
However, it is now seen as more of a project work for teams, who try to experiment with it and come up with solutions to eliminate its drawbacks, which mainly includes high expenses and inability to extend its commercial viability.
This, 'project' treatment may be helpful for making this 3D printing a commercial success for many companies and turn it into a 'product'. And this conversion would require drastic changes, that would include introducing newer materials that are cheaper and commercially viable.
But, nevertheless, companies do sell 3D printing products for people, who want something more than 2D printing, for various purposes. Stratasys is one company, which has been making definitive steps forward in making and selling 3D printers.
Above all this, a 3D printer may also be used to give some very vital visualisations a proper form. For example, products devised through a 3D printer are considered good alternatives to the modern day prosthetic body parts that are used in the medicinal field. There are also other fields that benefit from this, like film-making, and the fashion industry etc.
To sum it all up, 3D printing definitely seems to be the future in printing technology, as far as industrial establishments are considered. But, the moment to see it as a commercial household tool like a computer or an ordinary printer for that matter, is a little far from feasible as of now. Until then, we have to put up with out good ol' scanning and Xerox machines. We have to wait a bit long, to give our kids Lego blocks made by our own hands.