3D printing is one of the new business trends for last couple of years. Many entrepreneurs already find this amazing business idea implementable as it doesn’t require super expensive equipment. 3D printing is used in many industries, from entertainment to manufacturing. The market of 3D printing is expected to grow. Thus, sales of 3D printers, among other IT products, are expected to grow 95% by 2017.
3D technologies play an important role in modern life. They are rather complex which is why their development is time-consuming. In Great Britain, CEL offers an affordable 3DHub-based 3D printer Robox designed in Amsterdam. New 3D printing technologies enable people to create products using various materials – clothing, jewelry, tableware, toys, etc.
How 3d printing works?
3D printing opens lots of new commercial opportunities. For example, using special software, they can scan a person’s foot and 3D print a shoe for it that fits perfectly. Andiamo, a healthtech company, uses 3D scanning and 3D printing to provide better orthopedic services to children. Due to the growing demand for 3D printing services, a 3D printer repair center has been opened in London.
The University of Oxford, the main developer of 3D technology, has allocated 4 million pounds to support its product launch and concluded contracts with multiple distributors from different countries.
In 3D printing, successive layers of powder are formed under computer control to create an object. To ensure that the powdered material is sintered but not just glued together, 3D printers are equipped with industrial lasers enabling to create objects in different shapes and sizes, from small precision components to bigger customized items for large industrial companies. With Robox printers, models can be printed in a wide range of materials and colors.
According to Chris Elsworthy, the Robox creator and CEL founder, 3D printers will be implemented in education in order to develop manufacturing design. To quote, “As we move into 2015, I expect education and the shift towards big brands offering designs online to be major drivers of consumer 3D printer uptake. As printers get better and more affordable, we’ll start to see more printers in schools, which will drive a focus on design skills and manufacturing on the syllabus.”
This could have economic benefits for the UK and the whole world. 3D printing business ideas are already taking shape, and it’s quite possible that in the future there will appear an independent industry based on this new business model.