Years ago, when 3D printing was a young technology that still had to find its footing, most people didn't understand its true potential. They just saw a clunky, costly machine that took days to print an uninspired plastic object. Some scientists and hobbyists took the long view, however, and their vision for the future of manufacturing is finally coming to fruition.
Today, 3D printers have more features and practical applications than ever before. They allow creative chefs to draw the food sculpture of their dreams, print it out of chocolate and sugar, and then wow their patrons with dining magic. They give gaming and costume enthusiasts a platform to recreate their favorite video game items, characters, and clothing accessories on a 1:1 scale. They also inspire architects and designers to envision a future where building entire cities is as simple as drawing a model in a computer program and then hitting "print".
In short, 3D printing is becoming an integral part of our daily lives, and soon enough, it might be changing them completely. Below, you'll find just a few of the advancements that 3D printers have made in recent years.
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