CeBIT showcases future of 3D printing that’ll turn homes into small factories

However, at CeBIT IT fair, the featured companies sent out a clear message that every home can turn into small-scale factories.  Then, the people will not have to run to market when a mechanical part is damaged in their washing machine, mixers, or when their dog need a new name tag for pets. The jewelry and wearable fashion items will be custom printed at home.



Image Source:

Also, creating small scale models of large designs for illustration or testing will be quite easier.

The fair also encouraged people with featuring easy-to-use 3D design software that’ll allow almost everyone to design and print what can be or what is in their economical limits.

Talking of the most eye-catching projects at CeBIT, ‘Robochop’ tops the list of features technologies. The project is about carving heavy-duty industrial robots from foam cubes to create furniture or sculptures.

Moreover, the Internet allows users to download design and just give a print command. In simple words, after a decade, we will not go to market if I need a new phone case or a chair. We will simply chose a design over Internet or buy it and use it.

Every industry will benefit from these advancements. For example, the spaceships features in recent Hollywood blockbuster ‘Interstellar’ are 3D printed.

A critical question that seeks attention is regarding the use of plastic in 3D printing.

The earth is already facing hard time dealing with growing heaps of garbage that are choking the planet. Under such circumstances, 3D printing may add more to this burden.

To answer the issue, scientists and engineers are emphasizing on the use of thermoplastic that contains 80 percent corn starch, which is biodegradable and toxic free.