Future Availability of 3D Printers and Its Effects

1977 WordsFeb 22, 20188 Pages
Almost every houshold has a 2D printer. This paper will talk about the 3D printer, and how it has saved lives, made lives easier, allowed people create amazing objects with the printer, made production faster and cheaper, and how the printer will revolutionize the world as we know it. The 3D printer goes back to 1976, around the time that the Inkjet printer was invinted. Charles Hull changed everything by making the first commercial 3D printer. He offered it for sale through his company 3D Sytems in 1986. The way Charles's printer worked was via a technology called stereolithography. Stereolithography is a technique that uses a laser to solidify an ultraviolet-sensitive polymer material. The technology remained unkown from the general public until the second decade of the 21st century. Manufactures used 3D printers secretly to make prototypes of products for 20 years. In 1999 the first lab made organ was implanted into patients that were going through urinary bladder augmentation, using 3D artificial scaffold layerd with their own cells. This technology was made by scientists at the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine. The technology opended the door to developing other strategies for engineering organs, including printing them, Since they are made from the patients cells, there is little risk of failure. In 2002 scientists engineered a minature working kidney that is able to filter blood abd produce diluted urine in an animal. This led them to the
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