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The State Of 3D Printing Is Beyond What Sci-Fi Predicted

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We have heard about 3D printing for a long time, and there are new concepts which are presented often. It’s an inspiring technology that will have a serious impact on the future. It seems the ideas are greater than what the technology can actually produce right now, or so people think. It’s actually a good thing because that keeps us innovating new concepts based on the fact that the first one to edge and perfect the technology will most likely be the winner of the race in the end. This is a very important area to research for every hardware company out there, and there are millions of dollars spent on this each year.

It so happens that what some people think is impossible is actually already being done. National Geographic aired a program about a year ago that discussed this exact topic. It took the pulse on the current state of 3D printing, and what they revealed was nothing less than mind boggling. The 3D printing technology is far more advanced than I could have ever dreamed of. A sophisticated scanner can now scan any object down to 40 microns, which is thinner than a human hair.

What this means is that when the scanner penetrates the object, it can actually detect voids within the object itself and print even moving parts all in one go. It’s a technology that makes the most advanced brains go numb. The result of this is that with the right kind of chemicals, you can print tools, gadgets and pretty much anything with a 40 micron accuracy. The finished tool is also as strong as steel which results in the fact that they are ready to be used right off the printer. If that doesn’t make the future of printing a heck of a lot more cool, I don’t know what does. It makes my printer look like something from the stone age. Yikes!

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Author: Richard Darell

 

Richard Darell is the founder and CEO of Bit Rebels, a multifaceted online news outlet that reports daily on the latest developments in technology, social media, design and everything geek. Today this media entity welcomes more than 2.5 million unique visitors per month and is considered the go to place for people in constant motion. As an Internet entrepreneur, he is dedicated to constantly trying to develop new ways to bring content faster and closer to the end user in a more streamlined way. His excitement for statistics has allowed him to further develop systems that continuously produce accurate and fast-paced analytics to better optimize the approach by which Bit Rebels presents news and content. His graphic design background has proven to be an important tool when designing new systems and features for Bit Rebels since the development of solid and stable code depends entirely on their structure and implemented procedures. Richard currently resides in Stockholm, Sweden and directs the Bit Rebels offices in both Stockholm and Atlanta. You can reach Richard at richard@bitrebels.com

2 Comments

Harry

January 19th, 2013

I see so many applications for this technology that would make mining asteroids, building space stations and material refinement centers, and even earth based human habitations easy. May I mention your company in my book?

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LOL

January 19th, 2013

PS… I tried adding you to facebook but it says you have reached the limit of friend requests… lol

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