You are about to witness the next revolution in 3D printing! 3D printing technology has been around for a couple of decades now, but so far it has only made structures in one shape or another. But at CES2015 a new 3D printer was revealed that actually can print conductive paths! It’s called VOXEL8 and in our mind it will be the first of many circuit capable 3D printers in the near future. Just watch this video interview by Make: and judge for yourself.
If you have seen our earlier post “The different kinds of 3D printers” you should start to realize just how fast 3D printing is taking over the world. But if you still are skeptical and doubt the new revolution, here comes another excellent introduction of the different kinds of 3D printing technologies, all thanx to ExplainingTheFuture. This new democratization of manufacturing is spreading all over the world like wildfire, and you don’t want to miss out! However, not everyone can afford an own personal 3D printer, or doesn’t have enough use for one to rationalize the cost. If you are one of these people, you will be pleased to know that you can find other people in your area with a 3D printer that are willing to print out your object for a charge, simply by visiting 3dhubs! You can even use it to make your own handy mascot by downloading the 3D models for free and ask someone to print it out for you!
It would be very difficult today to avoid hearing of all the great things 3D printers and added manufacturing can do, but most people think these machines only makes plastic mechanical parts. But the 3D printing concept stretches far beyond such obvious applications. Some modern printers makes clothes, shoes, chocolates, art and even vehicles! Just to give you a glimpse, the YouTube channel ExplainingTheFuture made this video at “3D Printshow London 2014”, showing some of the different potential uses of added manufacturing.