How 3-D Printing Can Change The World


Humans have changed the world all over the history, but now the situation is different, the tools invented by us is changing the world drastically. In the mid-1980s the first 3-D printer was created by Charles w. Hull. Known as additive manufacturing, 3-D printing is going to change the world by adding layers upon the layers in making objects. The recent innovations in 3-D printing have proved us lots of things about the 3-D printing applications; from the broadest list of innovations in every field of area like food science and nutrition industry to the latest medical innovations and reviving historical sites, additive manufacturing is preparing us to pave the road of comfortable life in a simple, secure, and inexpensive way.


The importance of food is obvious for all of us. Food industry has started new era with the help of 3-D printing technology. Although it seems strange for many of us how additive manufacturing technology can help food industry in making printed foods, but current ideas in 3-D printing encompass a broad set of applications, ranging from aerospace cooling ducts to 3-D printed pizzas. The 3D printing technology will be crucial and basic to the way people interact with food in the future, supermarkets are testing 3-D printed customized food products like cakes, and restaurants are offering printed deserts to consumers. The Hershey Company, founded in 1894, is global confectionary that provides chocolates and sweets around the world. Hershey’s 3-D printer prints chocolate by the help of CocoJet 3-D printer. As Freeman Dyson once said that technology is a gift of God, now it’s time to believe his words about technology.


Additive manufacturing technology is a special gift for medical science and medical equipment; it provided printed body parts in the minimum waste of time and at the lowest cost for the patients. Dutch researchers are working on a project to create a 3-D printed tooth made of an antimicrobial plastic at the University of Groningen. This 3-D printed tooth kills the bacteria that decay the tooth. However, as they believe, there is long way to make it true reality. Blood vessels, heart valve, skin, liver cell, and bionic ears have been printed, and the outstanding result is that no donor is required for these body parts. These advances in the medical science is a very important turning point that inspire scientists to rebuild the damaged body parts or objects, exactly the same as the real one.


Isis terrorist group destroyed the site of Palmira recently. The great monumental historic buildings turned into dusts. This ultimate brutality and attacking toward the respected history was very frightening news. Dubai Museum of Future Foundation is collaborating with UNESCO and the Institute for Digital Archaeology to revive historical sites with 3-D printing technology. Their goal is to collect digital images of the archaeological sites and monuments to make accurate and realistic 3-D models by the end of 2015.


How 3-D technology can change the world is obviously one of the toughest questions, but one thing is obvious: 3-D printing technology is at the point of printing fundamental changes in the world. Ideas like repairing objects, designing body parts, making foods, and reviving destroyed archeological monuments by 3-D printing technology, all are new ideas that can change the world in the near future. The futuristic trends in the additive technology is unpredictable, for the speed of changes is unbelievable but one thing is inevitable: creative people will open new gates of accomplishments and will make the world the smartest place to live by means of 3-D printing technology.