3D printing, or additive manufacturing (AM), is the processes used used to synthesize a three-dimensional object. With more and more companies getting into 3D printing (from companies building 3D printers: HP, Canon, etc) to companies creating quality software and content 3D printing has come into mainstream.
HP build the “Sprout”, a computer kit with built-in projector which handles document and 3D scanning. Integrated touch offers both touch input and a second display. Decent components and feature set, Canon built Resin (a 3d printer), the market has the needed tools to make 3D printing a common tool.
So what is in the future of 3D printing?
- Development of custom orthopedic implants and prosthetics
- Custom toys, jewelry, games, home decorations, and other products
- Custom protective gear for better fit and safety