In the future, we’ll be able to create objects in our homes and in our businesses
In terms of the impact 3D printing will have, “all you have to do is think about the Internet, how it impacted our daily lives, and multiply that,” said Jaffe. “Up until now, the Internet has been the Internet of information, giving us the opportunity to access facts, figures and people all around the world. 3D printing brings us into a new era – the Internet of things. Before long, we’ll be able to create objects in our homes and in our businesses.”
According to a recent article on Forbes.com, 3D printing could generate economic impact of $230 billion to $550 billion per year by 2025.
“The possibilities with 3D printing are endless,” said Jaffe. “Currently, most 3D printers can create small objects like keys, whistles and boxes. In the future, we’ll be printing our clothing, shoes and even the food we eat. In the medical community, we’ll be able to print body organs and skin. As we continue to innovate and as the technology gets better, faster and cheaper, the everyday applications of 3D printing will grow at an incredible rate.”