You cannot have failed to have heard stories in the press and media recently about 3D Printing, and how it is going to revolutionise the world. Many are likening it to the desktop-printing revolution that began in the late 1980’s with the advent of affordable, desktop, high quality printers that started to appear on the market.
There’s no doubt that ‘3D Printing’ is going to be a revolution – I myself have been banging on about it for some years now. I also have first hand experience of using 3D Printers and of using products built on 3D Printers.
However the stories that we hear in the press and media are often very poorly researched, and more often than not they are based on some particular companies’ most recent press release, more than they are based on fact.
I think it’s time we looked a bit more closely at ‘3D Printing’ and see what all the fuss is about.