3D Printing, Firearms, and Social Impacts There are a few pressing matters regarding the impact of 3D printing on society including security risks and accountability when a tragedy occurs as a result of manufactured items. However, 3D printing has a beneficial impact in different fields. One positive impact of 3D printing is the new industry software developers can pursue since there is a need to build and maintain user friendly software for 3D printing. 3D printing also reduces the time to necessary to
Without a grain of doubt, the birth of 3D technology is an important landmark in this journey of technological improvement. Right from advertisements to cinemas, 3D technology is highly popular for offering a better experience to viewers as well as design illustrators. Besides the media sector, this technology is extremely helpful for the marketing, architecture and medical industry.
History 3D printing is a technology that was invented in the early 1980s by a man named Charles Hull (Ventola, 2014). Since its creation, 3D printing has branched into many different aspects of the world and is being utilized in fields like the automotive industry, medicine and is even being used for everyday purposes. Later on, Charles Hull founded a company called 3D Systems which developed the first ever 3D printer. In 1988, Hull and his company 3D Systems, put forth the first commercially available 3D printer. From this point on, 3D printing would be advanced and evolved to the point where it would have the opportunity to create a revolutionary impact on the world we
Buzis 7 process of how they use 3D printing using their programs. After the visitation, I went home and researched on how to turn my Fusion 360 creation into a physical model. On the Autodesk Forums, I learned that I can export my file to a DWG gand open it in the DWG program. From there, I can export it into an STL file. From there I can upload it to a given 3D printing company. I will most likely not print my parts at the school because that requires me to be there and if I pay a company I can make the most of my time and spend that on another aspect of the senior project. Through this experience, I have learned how 3D printing is becoming the future of our technology. Today it is used to prototyping, art, and it can even create
“Although 3-D printers are not yet a standard part of home-computing equipment, the latest generation of devices, such as Cube® by 3D Systems, the Cubex™ or Makerbot’s Replicator™2X - which retail for between one and three thousand US dollars - are bringing the possibility of home manufacturing one step closer to reality” (Jewell). Now the biggest difference between traditional manufacturing and 3D printing will be the emergence of mass customization. Goods will be, “infinitely more customized, because altering them won’t require retooling, only tweaking the instructions in the software. Creativity in meeting individuals’ needs will come to the fore, just as quality control did in the age of rolling out sameness” (D'Aveni). When you have a product that is printed out individually from software with your own customization, then there would be no reason in buying a product that will look like something another person can own because of its ordinary accessibility. Creating physical 3D models in a fast, easy and affordable way has great potential, especially when you can do it in the comfort of your home.
Just3DPrint – Public Enemy No. 1 Summary of Controversy The 3D printing industry had a little controversy. This controversy revolves around a small start up in the Allentown, PA area called “Just3DPrint”. Company is founded by four college students who had a dream, “offer 3d printing services”. The controversy does not revolve around their printing service, but it involves two powerhouses, Thingiverse; a website that allows 3d modelers to share their creations for “free” in a non-commercial manner and Ebay, the largest auction website in the world.
It gives people power to create anything through knowledge and technology. According to Eddie Krassenstein, a co-founder and director of the largest 3D printing news publications on the web gave background information, on the history of 3D printers. The first 3D printer took 6-8 weeks to print an object, was invented by Charles Hull on March 9, 1983 (Eddie Krassenstein). With the advancement of technology, 3D printers can now printer within hours. As reported by, Robert Green a cadalyst author, a CAD programmer and an expert in CAD management expounds that, Three-dimensional printers are fast and easy to use nowadays. The printers allows people to print within hours instead of waiting weeks for your object to arrive. 3D printers use “plastics, nylon, rubber like materials, etc.” (Green 2). Mashable, a YouTube channel that uploads videos of the latest innovation in technology, global news, entertainment, and more. When we have downloaded the software into the computer and have a “blueprint or downloaded a design from thingiverse, then you can print” (Mashable). Thingiverse is a website where anyone can download free drawings and blueprints to various 3D objects and print them three dimensionally. After all the measurements of the object is correct and the design complete. You can send it or transfer it to the printer to print
During this last decade a machine called a 3D printer has taken off and is believed to soon be in the homes of almost every family in the United States. It’s basically a computer printer that creates a 3-dimentional object by stacking material layer by layer on top of each other. You can design these objects through modeling software or
3-D The New Way We Look at Things Did a soldier ever think of printing his missing hand that was amputated while in combat? Or did that surgeon ever thought of printing that patient’s matching heart that’s been on the national organ donor list for the past two years? And how about printing the most want it toy for Christmas for your child? Well now you can, by using a 3-D modeling technology printing concept. 3-D (Three-Dimensional) modeling technology in the medical field has been an innovation since the 1980’s. This technology has come a long ways. 3-D modeling technology printing is a method of additive manufacturing and built-up technique where a three dimensional object is shaped by laying down consecutive layers of material to create an object in a 3-D aspect. Recently, there has been an increase in the number of companies providing personalized three dimensional printed models of objects that have been scanned and reduced to a 3-D shape with the assistance of computer software, and then printed to the customer’s requests. This technology has developed into many branches, in which has opened doors leading to a new form of imagery in the world of printing. While some may argue this technology may result in a trend of piracy and with its non-proprietary software, some individuals may gain profit by manufacturing counterfeit pharmaceutical products. Society should invest in the 3-D modeling technology concept as many individuals have been creating toys at home and
Moral and Ethical Implications of 3D Printing Technology In his work, “Introduction: Nanotechnology, Society, and Ethics”, CalPoly Associate Professor of Philosophy Patrick Lin writes, “Let’s take a step back and consider any given technology we have created: gunpowder, the printing press, the camera, the automobile, nuclear power, the computer, Prozac, Viagra,
Dear 3DP360, I am a high school student in Wilmington, NC. I am looking for a 3D printer that I can use as a part of my senior project for school. Before graduating from high school, I must create a large project about a topic that I am interested in. My project is about 3D printing technology and it's use in the modern world. A main part of the project is community outreach, which I will achieve by teaching Elementary and Middle school students about 3D printing technology and demonstrate how 3D printing works. Elementary and Middle school lessons will include a presentation about 3D printing technology, it's use in everyday business, it's development, future uses, and also a demonstration of the printer that hundreds students can watch. Through my project kids will be able to learn about 3D printing technology and have fun doing it.
Introduction I. Attention Getter: Ask audience what can be made with a 3D printer. Inform them that a four year old girl was given a 3D printed heart and is living wonderful life.
We use printers every day, but printing is making a bigger impact on the world then we may realize. Using 3D printing, innovators are coming up with ways to create solutions to problems we encounter every day. 3D printing is, surprisingly, not a new concept, and has been around since the eighties. 3D printing entails multiple layers of material that is formed using computer programs to create an object. The most common material used in 3D printing is plastic, but can also be silver, titanium, steel, and wax, to name a few.
The printing press invented by German goldsmith Johann Gutenberg in 1448 has been called one of the most important inventions in the history of humankind. When compared to the standard printing methods of the day, the printing press revolutionized how mass quantities of books were printed. The enlightenment in Europe and America were greatly affected by its invention. From its beginnings in 1448 the printer has evolved into today 's modern laser jet printers. One printer that most people don 't think of is the 3D printer. While the idea has been around for years, just recently within the past 10 years has it really taken off. The 3d printer uses the concept of printing a picture of a part, but instead of creating a 2D image, it prints a 3D object. This is a revolutionary manufacturing method that has changed how companies do business. Like the printing press, the modern 3D printer has the chance to revolutionize the world. While it may face challenges, the 3D printer has an enormous upside and a variety of uses.
Finally, the author argues that the rapid improvement of 3D Printing and the increasing convenience for individuals to produce things with it is both a major concern and a tremendous