Folks who grew up in the 1960s came of age with a comprehension of 3D printing that their elders probably didn’t have, thanks to the space-age TV programs they watched. Three-dimensional printing was still largely theoretical in those days, though; in the 21st century, it is a real technology, still nascent but growing and expected to flourish in the near future.
3D printing, in essence, is the process of making a three-dimensional object. It certainly doesn’t refer to printing in the traditional sense. Rather, it is a potentially revolutionary procedure that has a wide range of applications, some of which are no longer theoretical. In fact, 3D printers are being used to create prosthetic human body parts. Continue Reading »