One of the current buzzwords in the technology hemisphere right now is the concept of 3D Printing. What is 3D Printing? It is essentially creating a blueprint of an item, using CAD programs, then the printer uses complicated process internally to cut the desired materials into the desired shapes. This process isn’t instant though, it could take days, however, with the way that innovations are revolutionized, this process will improve over time making the process much quicker.
This brings much excitement to many industries allowing them to use 3D printing to do many things that are usually done by vendors. This ends up being a huge cost savings to businesses in the long run allowing them to move processes in house. It also gives them the ability to create prototypes and designs that they have in the pipeline at a low cost. This allows them to make changes and adjustments before making the actual product and to even check usability at a lower cost and quicker than investing in several prototypes that are from outsourced vendors.
The below info graphic “Possibilities of a 3D Printer” gives a look into different industries that can benefit from the use of 3D printing. Most of the below industries are not usually thought of for using this technology.