3D printing is a fairly new technology that is the process of making three dimensional objects by lying layers and layers of material on top of one and other. The basis for 3D printing dates back to the 80’s, though several technological advancements have made 3D printing readily available and somewhat affordable for people in the last few years.
What’s really interesting about 3D printing to me is that the capabilities are endless. 3D printers can be used to produce parts and pieces for just about anything, including more 3D printers. There is no doubt that 3D printing will impact the world in just about every aspect. From printing human organs to printing architectural models that would otherwise have to be handcrafted, 3D printing is taking over.
3D printing is hard to visualize in just an explanation, that’s why I have copied some interesting video clips below of 3D printing in action.