The rate at which 3d printing has progressed is phenomenal; it has risen to the forefront of cutting edge technology and developments in every type of industry. The technology has transformed from its incubator stages, which has housed it for the last ten years, and is now making innovative advancements every single day.
One of the UK’s leading electrical chains called, Currys, has now embraced this technology. They have added to their electronics section, and are promoting the sale of a 3d printer aptly named the Cube, but it is not receiving rave reviews.
The usability factor of the cube is not very technical, even to the extent you simply open the box hook it up, and you are ready to print. The Cube works by allowing its user to develop and create a 3d product, the data from this product is sent onto a connected computer via WI-FI or using a USB storage to plug into the computer.
Although it is easy to use, the reviews complain that the software does not give enough printing options. Remember when purchasing that both the equipment and the type of software are important to achieving the quality project you want.
Here is how 3d printers work, they use a process called additive manufacturing. This process starts with an initial first layer being printed, then left to cool, and then another layer is printed on top and is infused together with the first layer using laser light and heat technology. The materials that are used include resin, metals and plastics that come in powder form and when cool turn into formed materials.
As the Cube comes with no cables, it works using Wi-Fi technology allowing all data to be transferred via Wi-Fi technology. You can get your hands on the Cube for a cool £1,195 or $1600.00, and it comes in a variety of colors to suit every user. As this technology grows in popularity so does the demand for its services.
It is estimated in the coming years that 3d printing technology will be as common in the home as your flat screen television. Its possibilities are limitless and it could change the landscape of how consumers shop in the near future.