I still for the life of me can not understand how 3D printing works. Yet it does, and it can create almost anything. 3D printing has the ability to change our world and how we do things, at least once the cost of the printers comes down.
Many of us probably know what we do about 3D printing from pop culture. I’ve recently seen it as a major plot point on both The Big Bang Theory and Grey’s Anatomy. But, in the not-to-distant future, it will be seen everywhere. I saw major displays of 3D technology at the Engadget Expand show last week and in the new issue of CEA Innovation Magazine there is a big story on 3D printing.
Cubify and Sense 3D printing and scanning for the Consumer
At Engadget Expand, I did learn about one company that is within a price range that a consumer can afford if interested. The Sense 3D Scanner is $399. You can use this to scan something special that you would like to have made into a 3D object. If you don’t want to spend the money on a 3D printer, you can upload your scan to the Cubify website for them to print it. Or, you can buy the Cubify Cube 3D printer for $1,299.00. I know that is expensive, but not for a 3D printer, if it is something you really want. You would then send your scan directly to the Cube 3D printer.
Make: Ultimate Guide to 3D Printing
The Make: Ultimate Guide to 3D Printing was featured at the expo and it had almost anything you could possibly want to know about 3D printing. If you are at all interested in buying a 3D printer or scanner or just keeping up with field of 3D printing, I highly recommend it
It is exciting following the news on 3D printing. It is amazing when I see and hear about things that I never imagined happening. Who knows what will be next?