3D printing is fast becoming the next big technology to own. Those with savvy graphic design skills and enough creativity can create pretty anything they desire. The capabilities of this technology are still being tested, but here are a few reasons why you or may benefit from buying a 3D printer – be it for business or personal use.
Creating replacement parts
One popular use of 3D printing is the ability to create your own spare parts instead of having to buy them. All those annoying little parts that you don’t want to buy in bulk – broken curtain rings, washers, rivets and handles – can now be made oneself. Many vehicle manufacturing companies have already started 3D printing their own spare parts. If you’re a handyman, a mechanic or a repairman, this technology could come in use (although you’re best sticking to basic parts in which you know the exact measurements).
Create personalised gifts
Making personalised gifts has never been so easy with a 3D Printer. You can quite easily create a smartphone case with someone’s name etched into it. You can create your own ornaments. You can even design your own toys if there are any young kids in your family with imminent birthdays.
Creatively decorate your home
A 3D printer allows you to decorate your home to entirely your own vision given that you have the technical know-how. You can set about designing your own custom furniture from TV stands to chest of drawers to photo frames, putting in intricacies that might otherwise be impossible to produce by hand. It needn’t be your whole home – you could just focus on creating a few small features such an ornate soap tray or custom stationery. Meanwhile, for special occasions like Christmas, you can make your own decorations for the tree.
Turn it into a business opportunity
How much is a 3D printer? Certainly not cheap although some more basic models may pleasantly surprise you. Many entrepreneurial inventors have decided to justify the cost by turning their creations into a business. All you need is one creative design and you can mass-produce it and swiftly turn an expensive gadget into a lucrative profit-making machine. You will have to pay for materials and still sort out distribution, but the actual manufacturing process will be done for you.
Experiment and embrace the future
Alternatively, you may simply want to buy a 3D printer to play around with it. The technology is still so new that people are constantly finding new uses for it. Play around enough and you may discover something revolutionary. Even if you’re not the one to find that revolutionary use, having a 3D-printer for when that use comes could put you ahead of the game. Adopt this future technology early and when others start buying them for home use, you’ll have already got to grips with the inner workings of it. Just like coding and online marketing, your 3D printing skills might prove invaluable in the world of tomorrow.