3D printing is advancing by leaps and bounds. Currently it is not very usual to have your own 3D printer, however, it is a fact that this technology will change the life of the human being and revolutionize the food, medical, automotive and architectural industry. If you need rapid visual workflows, here you can get the best way for 3d field layout. However, this fact has great advantages but also certain disadvantages that we will have to face:

Versatility: The revolution involved in the manufacture of products. A single 3D printer is capable of making many different products. Much of the current manufacturing is done with specific machines whose function is limited and if the product changes, the machine must also be readjusted or changed. 3D printers only need the material of the component to be created and its design.

Flexibility and rapid prototyping: The limit is imagination and the ability to represent your ideas in 3D. It allows prototypes of products with ease, which can imply an improvement in their design, creation of new designs that improve our lives, correction of errors in existing products ...

Cost reduction: Both in the production process and in the transport process since production can be done from home. In turn, companies instead of having a process automation system to carry out a commercial product, will put into play 3D printers to reduce costs in terms of machinery and correction of errors in design through design in computers.

Personalization: One of the most attractive advantages is the possibility of making your own clothes, objects, products ... This allows you to customize the objects to the maximum through exclusive designs.

New industry and sector: A new industry and a new sector that will create new jobs, and new forms of business: Companies dedicated to producing and selling 3D designs, companies dedicated to producing the own printers and materials needed to develop this technology ...

Multiple applications yet to be discovered: In the medical field we find surprising applications, such as: the creation of prostheses or even the printing of organic tissues. In the food sector, hamburgers have already been created through 3D printing ... 3D printing has a lot of fields to cover and will be applied in more and more fields.

Decrease in jobs. The own elaboration of the products both in companies and in homes and the decrease of machinery together with the technicians necessary for its operation may lead to fewer jobs in the manufacture of products.

Copyright infringement. The replication of copyrighted objects will be difficult to control because 3D scanners allow the replication of any object, it is only necessary to have the design and the means necessary for printing.

Malicious uses of technology: There is the possibility of creating objects such as firearms, white weapons ... Ultimately as mentioned above almost any object limited only by the author's imagination. This fact together with the difficult control of the copyright and sale of designs will represent a great danger.

Increase of products without utility: We must think about the consequences of the creation of massive form of products by means of 3D printing, not so much in the product itself, as in the possible contamination that would generate the indiscriminate production of these.

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