25 Jul How Long Did It Take To Invent 3D Printers?
A few hundreds of years ago we didn’t even have electricity. We used to light our homes with candles, wash our clothes with our hands, and cook our food on fire stoves. A century ago, the two-way current was invented by the greatest mind of our time, and all of our daily troubles started disappearing while the new way of life emerged — the washing machines, lightbulbs, electric stoves, etc. Everything around us became electrified to ease our lives and bring us the comfort of the 20th century. Even with all the benefits electricity has brought to our civilization, we never stop imagining what the future has in store for us. Recently, 3D printers have emerged. It’s a revolutionary way of printing 3D objects from the comfort of your office or home. The benefits 3D printers have brought us are vast, but still, we strive to achieve even more. What can we expect from the 3D printing future?
Thinking about what will emerge in five or ten years from today gives us chills. If we look back in the last 100 years, we can see that we, as a civilization, have achieved many accomplishments and we came up with some pretty amazing inventions. As we’re progressing towards the future, so does the technology. Technology today allows quick progression. For example, if we needed around 80 years to come up with wireless networks after the two-way current was invented, today we need a few months to build up from wireless networks to wireless electricity transmitters. Every new invention and accomplishment allow us to create the next best thing much faster than we were used to in the past. Today, 3D printers became, more or less, a regular part of our lives. What will 4D printers bring or 5D printers or even higher?
How long will it take for engineers and scientists to invent these machines? One thing is for sure, less than they needed a hundred years ago.