Spacecrafts are all the rage right now, and the first 3d printers are all over the place.
The big question is, will they become popular enough to change how you look at your planet?
“The first thing to remember is that 3D printing is an engineering process that involves printing parts, not a printing system,” Matt Condon, CEO of 3D Systems, told The Verge.
“So it can’t be the end all be all of printing and producing 3D objects.”
Condon believes that by designing systems for 3D printers, he and his team have managed to create something that will make the world a better place.”3D printing has the potential to transform the way we design, make and consume products,” he said.
“It can change how people design and consume things.”
Cameron Vann, co-founder of 3DRab, agrees.
“We are in the very early stages of developing a 3D manufacturing system that will radically change how our world works,” he told The Guardian.
“If 3D printed objects and materials are used in manufacturing, then we could have an unprecedented and rapid reduction in our carbon footprint.”
“The future is printed on the inside,” Vann said.
A future where everything you see on the web is printed and manufactured in space.
3DRabs have also partnered with NASA to create a new version of their 3D Printing Toolkit, which allows anyone to print a model, print out their 3d printed model, and then print out a copy of their model to take home.
“It has the capacity to print out 3D models in a fraction of the time and cost,” VANN said.
It’s not just 3D Printed Stuff that’s being used to print, however.
The first version of 3DLabs, which was published in December of last year, is a free 3D print-out software for creating objects.
And while the tools aren’t cheap, they are extremely useful, as they can help you quickly design and print out the 3D parts for your project.
“We’re also working on the design and printing of a 3-D printing system that allows anyone on Earth to print the 3d model of any object in their home, and share it with anyone on the planet,” Vancarelli said.3DLabs is an all-in-one toolkit that allows you to print your model, 3D Print it, and print it out, all from a single desktop application.
For more information about 3DLab, check out their website at 3dabs.com or follow them on Twitter at @3dabs for updates on new and exciting 3D prints.